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Michelin unveils concept tyres that you NEVER have to pump up.

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by DriverX, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. DriverX

    DriverX Active Member

    Very interesting.

    Michelin unveils concept tyres that you NEVER have to pump up and they are impervious to flats: Airless design comes wrapped in ‘rechargeable’ 3D-printed treads.

    Tyres use an alveolar design similar to the air sacks in the human lung, they are 3D printed from recycled biodegradable organic materials. A thin layer of rubber over the organic material makes up the tyre’s tread, customers can book in to top up the tread when needed using an app. Sensors monitor the tyre’s condition and notify you when they need changing.

    Cars of the future could be equipped with 3D printed smart tyres that can tell you when they need changing, if a concept unveiled by Michelin becomes a reality.
    The Vision project created an all-in-one tyre and wheel made from biodegradable materials, coated in rubber tread that can be topped up when the tyre wears down.


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