RDTS aQ : Active safety system

The first solution coming out of RDTS Technologies, is an active safety system that fires a high pressure jet during the first five seconds of braking when the traction is compromised due to surface contamination.

This system will synthesize with on board sensors to determine the wheel slip and possible rain or sand presence on the road surface. Based on applied brake pressure and deceleration a system will determine a stopping distance and in case of possible collision the RDTS aQ system will be employed to manipulate the road surface traction.

Slip detected in wet or loose gravel road conditions

Manual or automatic brake applied

Estimate the stopping distance based on speed and traction

Is collision unavoidable?
Is vehicle likely to spin out of road?
Is vehicle out of control ?

Actuate RDTS and restore traction

Vehicle regains control and avoid collision

RDTS dT : Dynamic traction system

The planned future solution from RDTS Technologies is a dynamic traction system that would enable the system to operate for extended duration during high speed cornering to ensure traction at all times. This solution is targeted at high performance road vehicles and other accident prone areas of transport systems like train freight and aircraft landing.

RDTS eT : Efficient traction system

Future research at RDTS Technologies is targeted at reducing the tyre patch by enabling a reliable method of surface traction manipulation to ensure higher efficiency. This solution is especially targeted at the commercial vehicle industry as it would enable it to operate at smaller tyre width thus improving the mileage while the burden of traction surface can be shared by RDTS eT, ensuring maximum traction when needed.

Future plans

RDTS Technologies is planning to extend its research to solutions capable of eliminating all possible contamination scenarios such as black ice and slurry roads.

We intend to add another dimension parallel to the conventional braking technology which will not only act on the vehicle but also on the interacting road or rail surface.