Dunlop Motorsport announced this week the trial of new RFID-based electronic intelligence innovation embedded into the tyre of the world’s premier motorcycle racing event – MotoGP, where Dunlop is the official tyre partner of the Moto2 and Moto3 championships. Dunlop has teamed with MotoGP organizers Dorna Sports and IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) with the aim of introducing its new RFID technology at the start of the 2014 season.
The company has announced its future goal is to increase tyres’ intelligence to the point that tyres are feeding back vital real-time information to the rider. The starting point of this evolution takes place today through testing at Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Dunlop Motorsport has teamed up with MotoGP organisers Dorna Sports and IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) with the aim of introducing its award-winning RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology at the start of the 2014 season.
While the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips only currently carry identifying data, it could be possible to make the chips dynamic so instant monitoring of different criteria is done which would offer a range of benefits from a riders point of view.
Dunlop Motorsport has already enjoyed success in global motorsport and truck industries with RFID, including the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in the UK and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship.
According to Dunlop Motorsport all Goodyear 315/70R22.5 truck race tyres are built with RFID in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship . This system is used by the company for tyre management purposes at races and FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) officials use it for regulatory purposes.