Goodyear has unveiled a revolutionary, self-regenerating concept tire that it says can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs.
Called ‘Goodyear reCharge,’ the tire has been designed to support personalized, sustainable and hassle-free electric mobility.
“Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs, intones Goodyear Europe’s Vice-President and CMO, Mike Rytokoski.
“It was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility.”
The reCharge concept features a reloadable and biodegradable tread compound that can be recharged with individual capsules, radically simplifying the process of replacing your tires.
Filled with a customized liquid compound, these capsules allow the tread to regenerate and the tire to adapt over time to climatic circumstances, road conditions, or simply how you want to travel.
The company has also roped in its AI to create a driver profile around which the liquid compound can be customized, generating a compound blend tailored to each individual.
The tire’s compound is made from a biological material and can be reinforced with fibers inspired by one of the toughest natural materials in the world – spider silk.
According to Goodyear, this should help make the tire both extremely durable and 100% biodegradable.
Moroever, in addition to radically simplifying the process of replacing these tires with rechargeable capsules, the tread would be supported by a light-weight, non-pneumatic frame and tall-and-narrow shape.
This thin, robust low-maintenance construction should eliminate the need for pressure maintenance or downtime related to punctures.
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