Goodyear’s New Self-Inflating Tires

Aug 19, 2011

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“This will become the kind of technological breakthrough that people will wonder how they ever lived without,” said Jean-Claude Kihn, Goodyear’s Chief Technology Officer.  “A tire that can maintain its own inflation is something drivers have wanted for many years. Goodyear has taken on this challenge and the progress we have made is very encouraging.”

While this progress is encouraging, you’ll notice that it does not guard against some extreme situations that are experienced on a regular basis by commercial

Photo courtesy of Alisha Vargas and re-used under the Creative Commons license.