The most important concept to emerge from Continental AG's 1998 purchase of ITT Automotive's brake and chassis unit, a system labeled “intelligent tire” that is the first technology to determine the longitudinal and lateral forces acting on a tire, remains several years from production, the Frankfurt, Germany-based company says. It is estimated that the technology likely will debut within the ‘02-'05 model years on a German automaker's product, probably in Europe where Continental records ...

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