In recent years, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the European Union have successively issued legal provisions on RFID tire tags, expressly pointing out that tires must be affixed with RFID electronic tags to indicate the fuel efficiency, rolling resistance, rolling noise and wet slip of the tires.

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The level of grip on the road surface, so that the quality of the tires is strictly controlled before and during the delivery process to reduce safety accidents during use. As early as 2016, the announcement issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved four industry standards for “Radio Frequency Identification Electronic Tags for Tires”.

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The History of Michelin RFID Tire Tag

In 2005, hundreds of Michelin RFID tires were installed on taxis in North American cities for trial use. Since then, it has been expanded and applied to the tires of heavy trucks, buses and buses.

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In 2007, Michelin’s new generation of temperature and pressure self-detection RFID tires came into being. The new generation of RFID tires improved the weakness of tire edge overheating that affects the accuracy of reading, and once the device is attached to the tire with a strong adhesive, it will Impossible to be removed or reused on another tire.

In 2008, Michelin announced that the off-road tire management system began to be sold globally. The management system saves, transmits and analyzes tire data. It can be integrated into existing tire management systems to improve tire uptime and extend its life by improving tire monitoring and maintenance.

In 2012, Michelin RFID tires were applied to London Olympic buses to track its X InCity tires, and RFID technology was used to monitor tire pressure and tread patterns to improve the safety of tire operation and the efficiency of inspection.

In 2013, Michelin accelerated the promotion of RFID tire technology, and will provide free licenses to any patent users who help speed up the formulation of global unified standards. Other tire manufacturers have also joined in and are committed to developing a unified international standard.

In 2014, Michelin provided brand-new RFID tires for the FIA Formula E racing championship. RFID electronic tags were implanted into the sidewalls of the tires to ensure full traceability of the tires from production to return to the factory after the race.

In 2014, Michelin sponsored RFID tires for the first Formula Electric Championship.

In 2015, Michelin released tire application software for mobile phones. The service route of this service plan is that the free download part can record the basic information of tires and vehicles; the next is the check module, which can perform tire diagnosis and receive more vehicle information, and then the Image module, which will use RFID And TPMS technology, knot user provides each tire maintenance and tracking information.

At the end of 2015, Michelin accelerated the labeling plan, adopted the Insurance manual test station to confirm whether the label function is normal, and launched a solution based on RFID technology to monitor tire pressure.

According to foreign media reports, Michelin plans to add radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to all its tires by 2023 to realize the networking of tires. The chip helps improve driving safety and provides predictive maintenance services.

How Does RFID Tire tag Perform in Michelin Tires?

Michelin tires are implanted with RFID electronic tags, which can not only track tires throughout their life cycle, making a significant contribution to “predictive maintenance services”; at the same time, they can also be used to improve driving safety and enable advanced driving systems such as ESP An assistance system capable of fine-tuning specific tire characteristics.


In addition, it can provide timely and accurate tire replacement and maintenance information, provide dealers and repair shops with accurate tire identification and data to reduce fitting errors, and help control inventory.

However, the technology uses up to 15 million chips per year. While large in volume, it could be used to increase the recycling rate of used tires, allow verification of recycling, and increase the efficiency of energy recovery projects.

Traditional bar code tire management often wears out information and bar code after tire friction and use, resulting in information loss, while RFID tire management can integrate electronic tags and tire rubber into a whole, and electronic tags can withstand tire production and use.

Various stretching, high temperature and high pressure and other harsh conditions in the process, but the label itself should be light and thin, so as not to affect the dynamic balance and uniformity standards of the tire.

RFID tire management means that during the tire building process, the electronic tag is implanted inside the tire, which can withstand the deformation, high temperature and high pressure during the tire building and vulcanization process. The finished tires are tested by X-ray inspection, air bubble inspection, dynamic balance and uniformity inspection, and durability test to realize their reliable performance.

Summary and Outlook

During tire production, Michelin writes the basic information of the tire in the RFID tag, including material, warranty period, manufacturer, serial number, etc.; regards the electronic tag as the carrier of tire data, and participates in the information management of its life cycle go. In the future, this professional and effective information management will be carried forward by Michelin and radiated to other small and medium-sized companies.

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