Bridgestone unveils airless tire concept

Article by Christian A., 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.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: bridgestone

Comments

Recommended

Czech carmaker is making fans of its CNG-powered (compressed natural gas) Skoda fall in love all over again by making the latest iteration of the Octavia G-TEC more powerful and...
by - September 24, 2018
Volkswagen’s hot hatch just got hotter for the 2019 model year with the introduction of a Rabbit Edition. The new 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a special model...
by - September 24, 2018
If you’re planning to buy a new Porsche unit powered by a diesel engine, better do it as soon as possible. This is because the German sports car maker has...
by - September 24, 2018
If you are one of those lucky enough to place an order for a final production version of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, here is a good development: Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance arm...
by - September 21, 2018
After months of previewing the e-tron all-electric sports utility vehicle through prototypes wrapped in bright orange and black camouflage, Audi has finally unveiled the final production version of the SUV...
by - September 20, 2018