Harvesting energy with smart sensors
Rob van Schaijk, R&D Manager Sensors & Energy Harvesters at Holst Centre / imec, the Netherlands explains the advantages of energy harvesting through sensors mounted on tires. One of the challenges is to add functionality in the tire by integrating smart sensor systems. Main focus in our work is to match for smart sensor systems in the tire the power generation (energy harvesting) with the power consumption of the system. Due to small financial margins one needs to differentiate, which can be done by adding relevant functionality.
Read the whole interview here: http://bit.ly/intelligent-tires-2012
He will be speaking at our 8th Annual Conference Intelligent Tire Technology, 24-26 September in Darmstadt, Germany.
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