Michelin opens its patents for adoption of reliable identification of tyres with open RFID standard

Michelin opens its patents for adoption of reliable identification of tyres with open RFID standard

Reliable identification of tires with embedded RFID technology already has shown how it can improve tire tracking throughout its life cycle. Michelin group has been an internationally recognized leader for creating and fostering harmonized international standards for Tyre RFID.

Some other tire manufacturers have taken part in creating and fostering harmonized international standards for ease of development and deployment.

The adoption of a single worldwide standard is a key element to accelerate the deployment of this technology. That is why Michelin announces that it will license free of charge any of its patents that would overlap with the adoption of such standards.

The RFID technology has been around for many years. During the London Olympic Games last year, MICHELIN tire embedded RFID technology was used on buses to improve safety and operation efficiency” says Terry Gettys, Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Michelin. “We believe that the most important enabler to a broader integration of such technology within the transportation industry is the adoption of a global standard. This small step should help us get there.

In line with FRAND3 licensing policies, Michelin will expect reciprocity from any entity which may be concerned by the adoption of such standards.