Thursday, December 1, 2011

No. 368: A tire that does not need air inside (December 2, 2011)

A new tire that does not need air inside will be displayed in the Tokyo Motor Show 2011 opened to the public starting on December 3. Bridgestone has announced that it successfully developed a new typethat does not air inside. It sustains the weight by dint of the structure that weaves specially shaped resins inside the tire. It sets the car driver free from the anxiety about puncture and reduces the maintenance cost.

It employs completely renewable materials for the resins of the inside and rubbers on the tire surface to satisfy the requirements from the environment point of view. The company confirmed that the new tire has the satisfactory level of ride quality using a single-seater electric cart. It plans to increase the durability to make it applicable to vehicles.  

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