Tag Archives: Tires

GM To Test Michelin Airless Tires In Preparation For Real-World Use In 2024

Airless tires. You have seen them applied on bicycles and ATV, but never on automobiles. Well, that will soon change when General Motors begin testing Michelin-developed Unique Puncture-proof Tire System (UPTIS) on the automaker’s fleet of Chevrolet Bolts. The U.S. automaker and the French tire maker jointly presented the airless wheel technology at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility last week on June 4th, 2019. Continue reading GM To Test Michelin Airless Tires In Preparation For Real-World Use In 2024

Goodyear Dreams Of The Boldest Flying Car Concept Yet With Aero Tires

To be perfectly, we are kind of disappointed with the progress of flying cars. It seems like flying cars that so many companies claimed to be making are nothing more than an aircraft. Our concept of flying stemmed from Matt Trakker’s Thunderhawk. OK. Maybe not the gullwing doors that make it fly, but something along that line. However, if Goodyear’s vision of flying car were to become true, then perhaps, it does indeed fall inline with our ideal of a flying car. Continue reading Goodyear Dreams Of The Boldest Flying Car Concept Yet With Aero Tires

Lexus Asked John Elliot To Design Custom Tires Inspired By His Shoe

Looks like Lexus is going all out to drum up the hype on the new 2019 Lexus UX Compact Crossover. First, it roped in Matt Leinart to star in a campaign that applies UX’s safety tech to protect quarterbacks, and now this: asking designer John Elliot to design a set of custom tires inspired by John Elliot x Nike AF1 shoe. Yea. You read that right. Rubbers inspired by a pair of kicks. It may sound like a joke, but rest assure, this is as real as you and me. Continue reading Lexus Asked John Elliot To Design Custom Tires Inspired By His Shoe

SnapSkan Digitally Checks Your Car’s Tires So You Don’t Have To

When it comes to automobile, the only things that are in contact with the surface are the tires and therefore, it is safe to say they are extremely crucial to safe driving. I should know better, but that’s another story for another day. Anywho, even in the face of this fact, many drivers shook off the importance for a variety of reasons. Hassle is often the main reason of failure to check on the tires, but for some folks, it is the genuine lack of knowledge. Continue reading SnapSkan Digitally Checks Your Car’s Tires So You Don’t Have To

NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

Automakers share the pain of flat tires with motorists and that is why we have run flat tires. And that’s here on Earth where emergency vehicle services are always a phone call away. Now, imagine the same thing happen when the vehicle is, say, 33.9 million miles away on Mars. Surely, NASA did not have team of robotic AAA on standby there and so, when wheels are damaged, they are damaged, end of story for the Mars-roaming rover and that’s no cool. Continue reading NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

When I first came across the Hello Kitty-themed tires, my immediate thought was, the Smart fortwo in Hello Kitty wrap could use these tires. After all, if you want to complete the look, why not go all the way? I mean, if you could wrap your tires, you probably would, but since you can’t, this collaboration between Korea-based Nexen Tire and Sanrio Inc. could be your best bet for the complete mouthless kitty cat-themed automobile. Wait, is she a cat? Never mind… Anyways, the tires are real and so are Kitty’s compatriot, Cinnamoroll-themed tires. Yup. There’s not one, but two Sanrio characters put onto Nexen’s tires. Two! Don’t you just love options? Continue reading You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

We have seen a handful of airless tires for bicycles, but to date, it has not seen wide spread adoption. That’s kind of odd, because we can’t see why cyclists don’t want to go punctuate-free. Anywho, perhaps the answer is not as simple as going all rubber, or putting holes in solid rubber. Perhaps, more R&D has to be done to validate this still new tire technology? Speaking of validate, perhaps Japanese tire giant Bridgestone’s solution could be the answer? Continue reading Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Flats on tires rank among one of the worst nightmares any motorist could face and while technologies have minimized flats from hindering with motorcars’ performance, bicycles have yet to enjoy this incentive, well, actually no. In fact, air-less tires that promised a flat-free biking experience has been around since 2014, but apparently, they are either not stiff enough or has less-than-deal shock absorption. So, there’s gotta be a middle path right? As it turns out, there is, or at least that’s what Utah-based bicycle shop thinks so. Now, here’s the thing. Either my comprehension fails terribly or this entire thing is a little sketchy. It was not clearly explain but the essence of this project is, these guys have two air-less tires solution for you. Continue reading This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Goodyear Imagines Spherical Tires For Future Autonomous Cars

Seldom do we hear the word ‘concept’ and ‘tires’ being used together, except for a rare few occasions and this rare occasion happened during this year’s Geneva Motor Show when Goodyear reimagined tires entirely. The tire maker has envisioned that the tires of the future could be spherical with the car riding on them via magnetic levitation technology. Obviously, the tires won’t be smooth like a ball; it will still have tread pattern, but these future tires will be made of special compound that stays stiff on dry roads and soften on wet roads. Continue reading Goodyear Imagines Spherical Tires For Future Autonomous Cars

Aither 1.1: It is Like Pneumatic Bicycle Tires, But Will Never Ever Puncture

I am sure you have heard of puncture-free bicycle tires. Those tires, while offering a worry-free ride, may or may not be as comfy and could even add resistance to your riding. It shouldn’t matter if you are a casual rider or don’t ride as far out, but to competitive cyclists and those who travel long distances, tire resistance can be quite a burden. This is where the next-generation puncture-free bicycle tires, dubbed Aither 1.1, from South Korea-based Tannus Tire aims to resolve. Besides offering “enhanced elasticity” over its predecessor, it now boasts better grip performance and more importantly, having a rolling resistance that closely matches premium pneumatic city bike tires. Additionally, it also has similar weight, grip performance, ride durability and price point when compared to its pneumatic counterpart. Continue reading Aither 1.1: It is Like Pneumatic Bicycle Tires, But Will Never Ever Puncture