The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, announced that it is collaborating with Bath University and Silent Sensors to develop a key component for the future of intelligent tyres, using piezoelectric energy harvesting, which converts mechanical motion into electrical energy. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles. The technology, which is being funded by Innovate UK, will enable the production of TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems) sensors that can extract energy from the tyre.
Recently, the French automotive supplier Faurecia announced a new collaboration with the Finnish start-up company TactoTek. Through this investment, the group wants to strengthen its expertise and technological offer in smart surfaces.
Canatu, a leading manufacturer of 3D-formable and bendable transparent conductive films and touch sensors based in Helsinki, Finland, will be displaying its latest concept solution as part of the Daimler sponsored STARTUP AUTOBAHN programme.