More new tire tech

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  • This from Continental Tire: Contisense tires

    These tires go beyond TPMS, they monitor pressure, temperature, tread depth, and also have puncture alerts.

    Unlike the airless tires, I can actually see Slingshot owners adopting this - especially as we don't carry spares! This is scheduled to come to market in the next 3-5 years. My bet is that Continental is going to partner with a higher end auto manufacturer and offer them as a new safety system.

    Even if you did add the tech to monitor all this, you'll need to be able to analyze the data - and you'll be locked into Continental tires for the life of your vehicle. Somehow, I don't see this as a mature technology.

    The smarter you get, the funnier I am.