A recent discovered patent filed with the USPTO that describes a “Vehicle Tire Heater and Cleaner System,” which uses hydraulic brake pressure to stop the motion of one axle’s wheels in order to spin the other ones, therefore “cleaning” them of any dirt and debris, as well as heating them up, supposedly in order to be more capable off-road.
The Abstract in the Patent Application states “A front tire heating and cleaning system for a vehicle includes a brake system configured to selectively apply hydraulic braking pressure against front wheels and rear wheels of the vehicle, and a controller in signal communication with the brake system. The controller is configured to, upon receipt of a request, initiate a controlled front tire heating mode where the brake system is controlled to selectively apply hydraulic braking pressure against the rear wheels and not the front wheels, and rotate the front wheels to increase tire temperature for improved front wheel traction during off-road maneuvers.”
|First Publication Date||2021-08-19|
|Owner||FCA US LLC (USA)|
“Our Jeep enthusiasts asked us for a Wrangler powered by a V-8 engine, and we listened. The result is the quickest and most powerful Jeep Wrangler yet, loaded with standard off-road performance features that make this Jeep Wrangler incredibly capable of covering the most rugged terrain,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “This new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 broadens the meaning of Jeep Wrangler 4×4 capability and gives off-road enthusiasts something they can’t get anywhere else backed by the factory: V-8 performance and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.”
It is unclear at this time if this system will find it way into the Jeep Wrangler 392 and or the Ram TRX but as usual Stellantis and FCA, USA (Jeep) are a step ahead of what we want.