Bridgestone unveils airless tire concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 9, 2011

Bridgestone developed an airless concept tire that is a practical and greener alternative to conventional tires. In accordance with its Environmental Mission Statement to contribute to a more sustainable society, Bridgestone is working on projects such as the non-pneumatic tire that will help nurture a healthier environment for the present and future generations. Compared to the conventional tires, non-pneumatic tires have less impact on the environment but in the past, these concept tires were not viable to produce for the mass market.

Bridgestone built this technology with the goal of being implemented. The tires have a unique structure of spokes extending along the inner sides of the tires to support the vehicle’s weight. This means that it won’t be necessary to periodically refill the tires with air. As a result, less maintenance is required. Drivers would never have to worry about punctures ever again.

It also helps that the spoke structure within the tire is built from reusable thermoplastic resin*1. This material as well as the rubber in the tread portion is 100% recyclable. This ensures that the tires establish a new standard when it comes to safety, environmental friendliness, and comfort.

Topics: bridgestone

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries