By Denna Bowman
Pirelli has entered into a research and training project looking into the tyres industry with the Milan Polytechnic.
The Italian tyres manufacturer revealed that the three-year JOINT LABS agreement is focused on the following fields of research:
– F1 tyres: with mathematical models that simulate tyre behaviour in terms of grip and wear in relations to the roughness of the surfaces of the different circuits
– Materials innovation: de-vulcanization of tyres at the end of their life, nanocharges and biopolymers
– Intelligent tyre (Cyber Tyre): with the development of mathematical models that allow the chip contained in the Cyber Tyre to “interpret” the different conditions of the road surface.
With regard to the training activities, the Polytechnic will focus recruitment, placement
and training of engineers in Brazil, China and Mexico. These actions will be supported in coordination with the structures Pirelli has or is developing ion those areas.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli chairman, said: “The agreement signed today with the Milan Polytechnic further strengthens an already consolidated collaboration and attests to our company’s constant commitment to supporting research and training.
“We are certain that Joint Labs, which represents a virtuous example of collaboration between university and industry, will give an important contribution to innovation in areas that we have identified as strategic for the future of our sector with the goal of further reinforcing our position of leadership in the Premium segment.”