Tyre Innovations For The Future
Because cars are getting smarter, it is about time to have smart tyres. Car manufacturers are preparing for the future with cars being programmed to drive by themselves. Bridgestone has patented a technology 6 years ago for airless bike tyres and it will be available by 2019. It is very likely that you will see them in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The Tokyo-based tyre manufacturer wants bike owners to say goodbye to punctures and putting air on their tyres once a week. It is also pursuing a mission to protect the planet by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and make transportation more sustainable. All the materials that will be used in the innovative bike tyres can be recycled and transformed into thermoplastic resin.
The air-feature of the bike tyre will make it lightweight enough so that drivers can avoid injuries when changing their tyres. It is just a matter of time when professional and amateur cyclists can benefit from maximized efficiency and reduced energy.
Another innovation is omnidirectional wheels for parallel parking. William Liddiard from Canada has placed some smart tires on his car that does not require any modifications to the vehicle. However, this is only a prototype which Liddiard hopes to sell to Honda or Goodyear after some refinement. Nevertheless, it is a good idea for the future.
In this new age of Internet of Things; Pirelli wants interactive tires that can be achieved by attaching a small sensor to the wall of the tyres. P Zero and Winter Sotterozo models are examples of smart tyres that are connected to a Smartphone app. Data like temperature, pressure, vertical loads, tyre wear and mileage will be gathered by the sensors. There is also an additional feature that allows the car owner to find the nearest Pirelli dealership for maintenance or to purchase a new tyre as needed.
However, since these technologies are meant for the future, there are other options when you need a tyre replacement. You can always visit new tyres in Gold Coast for precision-tested and quality performance tyres that are designed for maximum safety. Every brand imaginable is available for the lowest prices.