Mercedes-Benz files patent for radical way to control Tyre temperature.
According to a patent leaked online by autoguide.com, Mercedes-Benz is planning a radical new way of controlling tyre temperatures by using a novel water cooling & heating system that sprays water at high-pressures directly onto the tyre. The patent was submitted to the UK’s patent office quite recently, following concerns by the car-maker that inappropriate tyre temperatures produce significantly less grip & more wear than rubber running at optimum temperature.
The documents that accompanied the images, say that temperature sensors within each tyre will trigger the system into action.
In cold conditions, heat soak from the engine would warm an under-bonnet water reservoir that would then inject water at high pressure onto the tyres, helping them produce more grip in sub-zero temperatures. Whereas, In warm climates, the reverse mechanism will take place where the water sprayed on the tyres will cool the rubber, bringing it back into the optimum temperature band where they produce the maximum amount of grip.
for radical way to control Tyre temperature.