goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread
 

goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread

goodyear has unveiled their latest concept car tyre featuring tread capable of regenerating itself. the recharge tyre has a biodegradable tread that can regenerate thanks to a special liquid compound made from a biological material and reinforced with fibres inspired by spider silk.

goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread recharge

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when the tyre needs recharging, drivers can insert a new capsule containing this liquid compound into the centre of the wheel. depending on the their location, vehicle, what season they are driving in and how long their journey is, the tyre will then regenerate itself accordingly. thanks to artificial intelligence a driver profile would be created around which the liquid compound would be customized, generating a compound blend tailored to each individual.

goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread recharge

 

 

in addition to radically simplifying the process of replacing your tires with rechargeable capsules, the tread would be supported by a light-weight, non-pneumatic frame and tall-and-narrow shape. this is a thin, robust low-maintenance construction that would eliminate the need for pressure maintenance or downtime related to punctures.

goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread recharge

 

 

‘goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs,’ said mike rytokoski, vice-president and chief marketing officer, goodyear europe. ‘it was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility.’

goodyear unveils self-regenerating tyre concept with a rechargeable tread recharge

project info

 

company: goodyear
name: recharge
status: concept

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