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Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. says its new Sensing Core Tire Sensing Technology can detect tire wear levels.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI), parent company of Sumitomo Rubber North America, says it has developed a "groundbreaking new technology" for detecting tire wear levels.

"The latest breakthrough represents the next evolution of our proprietary Sensing Core Tire Sensing Technology, adding tire wear to the list of conditions that this innovative technology can detect - a list that already includes tire pressure, tire load and road conditions," say SRI officials.

The company's Sensing Core Technology "is able to detect various conditions related to tires and the road - all thanks to our extensive know-how related to the dynamic behavior of tires, cultivated over many years of developing high performance tires, as well as specialized digital filtering technology that can analyze and interpret wheel speed signals, which are transmitted as tires rotate."

The technology uses tires as its sensors, according to SRI officials. "It requires no additional tire installation and is completely maintenance-free. Further, by sharing wheel speed signal data and other pertinent information over the cloud, Sensing Core also allows for cloud-based detection of potential issues at the regional level."

The company believes that Sensing Core "holds enormous potential for future applications among mobility service and transport service providers, ensuring the overall safety of their operations, while greatly reducing maintenance costs."

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