Rather than replacing flat tires, Goodyear imagines a future where tires can repair themselves from the inside out. Called the “reCharge”, this intelligent tire basically consistsof a lightweight frame and a regenerative reloadable and biodegradable tread compound that builds itself upon the skeleton where needed. The tire will auto-regenerate depending on the driver’s location, vehicle, what season they are driving in, and how long their journey is. Read more for a video and additional information.
All users have to do to support their tires is to fill the core with the proper capsules, each of which is filled with a customized liquid compound that converts into tread when needed. The liquid is reinforced by spider silk-inspired fibers to ensure that the resulting material is both durable as well as sustainable.
Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs. It was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility,” said Mike Rytokoski, Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Goodyear Europe,