Issue No.09 - November (1982 vol.2)
Humans have fingerprints that identify them. Tires, on the other hand, have "footprints" that can tell researchers a great deal about the road performance of a particular tread pattern.
"Application Briefs", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.2, no. 9, pp. 106-109, November 1982, doi:10.1109/MCG.1982.1674517