New device will stop trucks from aquaplaning, scientists claim


Researchers say they have developed a device that prevents vehicles including HGVs from aquaplaning during adverse road conditions. The Run Dry Traction System (RDTS) prevents water and other contaminants from reaching a vehicle’s tyres by firing a jet of compressed gas close to the front of the wheel. The effect is to remove water in front of the tyre and establish that the vehicle has a dry patch of road ahead. The scientists at Coventry University said this process effectively […]