As if “smart” cars and phones weren’t enough, Goodyear has entered the business of creating tires of the intellectual kind.
The tire manufacturing giant is currently testing a smart-tire that relays driving condition information to a ‘cloud’ storage system–much like your fitness tracker, according to USAToday.
Goodyear, which has teamed up with California-based Tesloop, will gauge tire efficiency with an embedded sensor that can monitor metrics such as pressure and temperature.
The small, disk-shaped sensor on the tire will have the ability to connect to an app, relaying information and making suggestions ranging from whether you should simply put air in your tires to telling you the nearest tire dealer for replacement.
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Goodyear say there is no immediate timeline for when smart tires will become available to the public.