Jun 21, 2017: Michelin Aircraft and Safran presented the world's first connected tyres – ‘PresSense' for the aeronautical industry at the 2017 Paris – Le Bourget Air Show.
PresSense is a wireless solution that functions as an embedded system. The electronic pressure sensor in the tyre collects information on the inflation pressure. The digital data is transferred remotely, without any intervention on the tyre, by a reader connected to a smartphone, and then to the maintenance database.
Vincent Mascré, CEO of Safran Landing Systems, said, "We are pleased to partner with Michelin, the tyre industry leader, truly experienced in tyre innovation and connectivity. Together we will be able to offer our customers a reliable, efficient and time-saving solution."
Frank Moreau, president of Michelin Aircraft Tyre, added, "The collaboration between the teams of Michelin and those of Safran, leader in aircraft landing systems and an expert on embedded aeronautical systems, has been decisive. PresSense represents a real technological innovation, answering our clients' needs."
The deployment of the PresSense project is scheduled for 2019.
PHOTO: Safran Landing Systems