Formula One Tyre Scanner to be Launched at SEMA
The TAC-Scan, a kind of laser scanner designed to record and predict tyre wear, is being launched at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. While it is not the first device that claims to be able measure tyre wear to minute levels of detail, what sets this invention apart is its handheld design and realistic price-tag (TAC-Scan will reportedly market at around £1000 in the UK). As a result, the new device is likely to appeal to fleets and high performance tyre dealers who want to demonstrate the effects of tyre wear to customers. TAC-Scan has been developed by Oxfordshire based company, RL Automotive in association with US based Tire Profiles Inc.