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Enervibe’s sensors can generate their own energy

Written by Kfir Kedem – April 21, 2021

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Founded in 2018, Enervibe has the goal of providing indefinite power to IoT and wireless sensors. This is possible through the company’s intelligent solution of converting mechanical vibrational energy to electrical energy. Several products have been released for different industries, one of which is automotive.

The Enertire is the automotive product. It is a tire that holds a sensor that can check for tire and driving related parameters, such as, but not limited to, tire wear, tire pressure, road conditions and tire load. The data can be processed in real-time to show what these variables are. This could be extremely useful for fleet managers who need to know these live variables in order to keep track of their fleet’s performance. Furthermore, the sensor does not need to be charged as the Enertire collects energy from the driving vibrations and can generate 1-50 mW based on the driving speed.

Auto Trendy’s take:

Hopefully Enervibe will develop more sensors for the automotive market. With the switch from fuel to electricity, having sensors charge themselves could increase the driving range of the vehicles. Who knows? Maybe one day Enervibe will develop a way to harness enough energy for the vehicle to increase its actual charge (with quite a bit of efficiency losses of course).

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