Tyres that 'talk' to you are just about with us. Michelin engineers have developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder that is manufactured into the tyre and stores vital tyre identification information. With this technology, the tyre identification number can now be associated with the vehicle identification number (VIN) making the tyres uniquely identifiable with an individual vehicle, telling when and where the tyre was made, maximum inflation pressure, tyre size, etc.