Monday, August 15, 2011In Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, the Authority for Standardisation & Metrology (ESMA) has proposed a new regulatory system under which tyres will receive registration numbers in barcode form. These numbers will then be compiled in a database for easy tracking. From the moment of their construction and importation into the country, to the moment of their destruction, the entire lifetime of the tyre, including any accident the car was involved in, can be monitored with that number. And if the technology is developed even further, customers will also be able to use their iPhones to scan the barcode and have all that history at their fingertips immediately. And ESMA intends to draw up some maintenance guidelines for workshops and manufacturers.