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Nach RDKS/TPMS und TPRS nun ein RDTS

Bei Aquaplaninggefahr feuert das System in Richtung der Bodenaufstandsfläche eine Ladung komprimierten Gases, dessen Volumen sich dann schlagartig vergrößert und so vor der aktuellen Reifenposition befindliches Wasser wegbläst (Bild: RDTS Technologies)

Could This Wet Weather Invention Save Thousands Of Lives?

Boffins at Coventry University have developed a technology which fires a high-pressure jet of compressed air in front of tyres, literally blowing away the water on the surface of a wet road, and in the process dramatically reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

Are truly intelligent tyre systems coming soon? Part One

As tyre experts, our job is to know what tyres are available on the market right now, so we can fit the most appropriate products and advise our customers. But we’re also interested in what’s coming up next in the tyre world.

Britanci osmislili uređaj koji neutralizira aquaplaning

Uređaj ispaljuje mlaz komprimiranog plina blizu prednjeg dijela kotača, uklanjajući površinsku vodu ispred gume kako bi osigurao da vozilo ima suh i čist dio ceste ispred kotača

Aquaplaning minulostí? Vědci chystají systém, který doslova odfoukne vodu před pneumatikou

Systém nese označení RDTS (Run Dry Traction System) a na svědomí ho mají vědci z výzkumného centra pro dopravu a města budoucnosti, spadajícího pod zmíněnou univerzitu. Řešení je v principu velmi jednoduché. Před pneumatikou je umístěna nádoba se stlačeným plynem, který v případě potřeby vodu z vozovky doslova odfoukne. Pneumatice tak výrazně usnadní práci, protože voda se k plášti vůbec nedostane, případně jí bude výrazně méně.

Coventry University researchers test new devices to improve tire traction

Researchers at Coventry University in the United Kingdom are testing a newly developed device that prevents vehicles from hydroplaning and losing traction control in rough road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) was built as part of a two-year project led by Professors Mike Blendell and Ravi Ranjan of the Future Transport and City Center at Coventry University.

Aquaplaning Prevention Goal of New Safety Device

Coventry University researchers are hoping to save lives through a new device they’ve developed to prevent vehicles from aquaplaning and losing traction control due to adverse road conditions.

Coventry University researchers test novel device to improve tire traction

Researchers at Coventry University in the UK are in the process of testing a newly developed device that prevents vehicles from aquaplaning and losing traction control in adverse road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) was built as part of a two-year project led by Professor Mike Blundell and Ravi Ranjan from Coventry University’s Centre for Future Transport and Cities.

Run Dry Traction System could prevent aquaplaning

New technology being developed by researchers from Coventry University could spell an end to the age-old danger of aquaplaning.

Coventry University researchers develop new device to prevent aquaplaning and save lives

A new device that could prevent vehicles from aquaplaning and losing traction control due to adverse road conditions has been developed by Coventry University researchers.

New device will stop trucks from aquaplaning, scientists claim

Researchers say they have developed a device that prevents vehicles including HGVs from aquaplaning during adverse road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) prevents water and other contaminants from reaching a vehicle’s tyres by firing a jet of compressed gas close to the front of the wheel.

Eradicating aquaplaning

Coventry University’s Research Centre for Clean Growth and Future Mobility has invented a new technology to prevent aquaplaning.

New device will stop trucks from aquaplaning

The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) prevents water and other contaminants from reaching a vehicle’s tyres by firing a jet of compressed gas close to the front of the wheel.

Could new gadget spell the end of aquaplaning and save lives?

Losing grip on wet roads may be a thing of the past thanks to a clever safety device designed to blow water away as you drive.

Coventry University reveals device to prevent aquaplaning

The device, named the Run Dry Traction System (RDTS), was developed by Professor Mike Blundell and Ravi Ranjan from the university’s Research Institute for Clean Growth and Future Mobility following a two-year research project.

Safety device blasts water away from car tyres as you drive to provide grip in wet weather

A NEW device that blows water away from tyres on wet roads as you drive could prove to be the difference between life and death, according to its inventors.

EXCLUSIVE: Car device blasts water off the road to reduce deadly aquaplaning

Automatic emergency braking, proximity alerts, adaptive cruise control – car safety has come a long way since the RAC suggested compulsory seatbelts were a “drastic measure.” But more than 1m people still die on the roads every year, in cars with and without modern safety features.

Active safety system to prevent aquaplaning

A team at Coventry University in the UK have developed a novel active safety concept that could offer a breakthrough in preventing road accidents and saving lives on wet roads. The device is primarily designed to prevent accidents caused by aquaplaning, but could also save lives by drastically reducing braking distances in the wet.

RDTS presentation at the Tire Technology Conference, Hannover, Germany

RDTS presentation at IMechE, Toronto, Canada

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