Tag Archives: Tires

The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available

The tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire. Michelin has been developing its tweel for over 10 years. Now the French tire giant is ready to bring this revolutionary roller to the market. Michelin Tweel Technologies is the name of...

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Goodyear developing tires for needs of electric cars

Tires are a critical component of the driving experience, and electric cars bring their own challenges. Battery-electric vehicles weigh more, produce greater torque than traditional vehicles from a stop, and usually require low rolling resistance. Goodyear has a future tire solution in development that addresses these issues. Goodyear calls it the...

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Pirelli Cyber Car tire will soon talk to your car

While Goodyear envisions a future tire that cleans as it rolls, Pirelli's latest tire is set to arrive this year. It's called Cyber Car and it's a tire that connects the rubber with the car and provides loads of information and data. With the latest Pirelli innovation, the tire can relay information such as air pressure, internal temperature, and tread...

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Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel. The new M5 runs a set of specially engineered Pirelli P Zero 20-inch tires. The M5's 600 horsepower routes through the car's new...

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Toyota eyes airless tires for future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass adoption in the automotive sector. If Toyota has its way, future electric cars from the company will run airless tires to help offset negative weight gains attributed to electric motors...

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Continental looks to improve safety with its latest tire concepts

It's always amazing to see what tire manufacturers are dreaming up for the future. Most of the time, it's a concept based in the distant future when nano bots are able to repair your self-healing tires as your autonomous pod whisks you to an AI-controlled beachfront home. This time, however, Continental is looking a bit closer in the not-too-distant future...

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