Robotics

Origami based tires can change shape while a vehicle is moving

A team of researchers affiliated with Seoul National University, Harvard University and Hankook Tire and Technology Co. Ltd., has developed a tire based on an origami design that allows for changing the shape of a tire while ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Goodyear's biodegradable concept tire regenerates its tread

Goodyear recently unveiled a tire concept that could revolutionize the auto industry. Dubbed reCharge, this concept tire would never require replacements or rotations because it regenerates its tread as needed.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Tire concepts focus on monitoring and adapting for safety

(Tech Xplore)—Many drivers could use a reminder that ignoring or neglecting tire care is not an option. Mike Hanlon, New Atlas: "It's remarkable but true that most of the cars in any given carpark have incorrectly inflated ...

Engineering

PumpTire prototype takes riders off of pumping grind

In 2011, Wired.co.uk reported that inventor Benjamin Krempel has an interesting idea for those who ride bicycles and would prefer not to be hassled with pumping their tires every few weeks.

Engineering

Modeling dynamic instability in tractors

Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) modeled the dynamic instability—the so-called 'power hop'—that can cause uncontrollable bouncing and damage tractors when they plow dry ground. The ...

Business

Testing tires before they're built

Simulating how a tire's tread, rubber and size respond to a road's corners, angles and hills, Sandia National Laboratories and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have developed a virtual means of showing a tire's performance ...

Engineering

Designing a puncture-free tire

Some golf carts and lawnmowers already use airless tires and at least one major tire company produces a non-pneumatic automotive tire, but we still have long way to go before they are on every vehicle that comes off the assembly ...

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