Tire doubles as propeller for flying cars: Page 2 of 2

March 11, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Tire doubles as propeller for flying cars
Tire manufacturer The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) has unveiled a two-in-one concept tire for autonomous, flying cars.
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  • Artificial Intelligence: The concept would also feature an embedded AI processor that would combine information from the tire's sensors with data from vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The AI processor would analyze these streams of data to recommend a course of action - allowing a vehicle to adapt to a flying or driving mode – and identify and resolve potential tire-related issues before they happen.

While purely a conceptual design, says the company, some of the AERO's featured technologies - such as a non-pneumatic structure and intelligent tire capabilities - are being developed by Goodyear today, while others might become the basis for new ideas and potentially new products in the future.

"Goodyear's concepts," says Helsel, "are meant to trigger a debate on the tires and transport technologies for a new mobility ecosystem."

For more on the design process behind the Goodyear Aero concept tires, see the video below:

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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