Rolling resistance is composed of the energy loss created by the deflection of the tire sidewall and the compression and deformation of the tire tread at the road surface. It accounts for up to 20% of a car’s and 35% of a truck’s fuel consumption
By reducing the electromagnetic fields created between the tire and the road when driving, the Snipptec tire/rim module allows for a quicker return, under dynamic pressure, to the tire’s original shape. The tire tread elements returning quickly to their original shape act like little springs propelling the tire in the direction that it is rolling – reducing rolling resistance and therefore improving fuel efficiency
The quicker return to a tire’s original shape also leads to better handling and less heat generation. These lower temperatures result in slower tire degradation and longer life
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At the beginning of the year, I got introduced to the Snipptec system. One by one, the individual system components were installed into the vehicle. Each component delivered measurable results for the Frikadelli Porsche (911 GT3 R). The optimization of the motor resulted in a better acceleration and a higher average speed on the straight parts of the race track. In addition, we were able to measure fuel savings of approximately 0.8 liters per 25km. Through the optimization of the chassis [Snipptec’s tire modules], average speed in slow and mid speed bends increased. Lateral acceleration increased by up to 0.35G! After another optimization of the aerodynamics, speed in fast bends increased and lateral acceleration improved by up to 0.3G.
Erik Meyer, Data Engineer – Frikadelli Racing Team