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In the latest Autoline Daily #1301 January 28th, Tadge discusses the industry first proprietary system in our C7s based on tire operating temperatures. He said the thermal couple mounted in the wheel adjusts the parameters of the chassis to optimize the traction control, ABS and stability systems in an ongoing manner. For example it uses the fact the tires are warm to change the rate of pressure to take a meter and one-half off the the braking distance. He went on to say that the other OEMs are highly interested in it and GM is deciding whether to sell rights to use it or keep it to themselves for the time being:cool:
 

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Wow, that is impressive use of technology.


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I was curious about this tech, and dug up a few more details. 7 Things you Don't Know About The C7

"Integrated Tire Temperature/Chassis Controls
Chevy uses the tire temperature data available through the C7's tire pressure sensors to more carefully control its ABS and electronic differential. Because the pressure sensors don't measure tire temperature directly (they actually measure the temperature of the TPMS sensor's microprocessor), it's not a perfect science, but it is one that data modeling can largely overcome. And it's one more piece of information that can be utilized to enhance the driving experience.

Tire temps are split into three categories: cold (below 45 degrees), warm (45-115 degrees) and hot (above 115 degrees). In "cold" mode ABS intervenes sooner and more progressively, while the differential is more aggressive to limit inside wheelspin. As temps increase, ABS control intervenes later and becomes more lenient, while differential locking ramps up more slowly.
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