May 24, 2020

Yokohama & Alps Alpine Accelerate Joint Development of Tyre Sensors

Yokohama is conducting joint R&D on passenger car tyre sensors with Alps Alpine Co., Ltd – an electronic components manufacturer that develops, manufactures, and sells information & communications components.

Yokohama says that tyres will need to be CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services) compliant and part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and that it is, therefore, conducting R&D with a view to developing a solutions business that uses digital tools to process and manage data about tyre wear and road surface conditions in addition to its previous R&D on tyre pressure monitoring.

The company says that it is important to develop systems and applications that provide data obtained from tyres to drivers and certain other parties. Such systems and apps are, says Yokohama, widely expected to add value to new tyre business.