The pair would monitor the condition of the tires with the existing sensors in the vehicles.
Microsoft and Bridgestone have developed a joint vehicle safety system – the pair would monitor the condition and potential damage to vehicle tires in order to alert the driver in time to safety risks. The advantage of the TDMS (Tire Damage Monitoring System) system is that it does not require new hardware or sensors from car manufacturers, relying on existing sensors in vehicles to monitor for events such as passing potholes or slipping that could cause damage to the tires. To process the data, the system uses the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, which can identify tire damage in real time. In addition, the TDMS not only notifies the driver but also the responsible authorities that there is a danger on a given road section.
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