Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is working on a system that will allow more precise control over the temperature of a vehicle’s tires.
The German company has filed a patent with the UK Intellectual Property Office for a system that collects water around the windshield and rear window, stores it, and then sprays it on the tires to adjust their temperature.
Temperature sensors would be applied to each tire to monitor them. If the tire gets too hot, the ambient temperature water would spray on it, while if the tire gets too cold, heat from the engine coolant is used to warm it up before it is sprayed on the tire. This would help to warm up cold tires faster in the winter time and would also help with ice and snow build ups.
Daimler says that the water from rain, melting snow and car washes would all be collected and used to spay the tires down.
Having tires at proper temperatures also reduces the risk of a blow out while on the move.
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