Mar 14, 2016

Picture of the Day: Reinventing the Wheel

goodyear spherical 360-eagle concept tire


At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, tire manufacturer Goodyear unveiled a concept tire dubbed the Eagle-360. The spherical, 3-D printed tire is aimed at the long-term future when autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream, allowing for what they call ‘ultimate manoeuvrability’.

The concept tire also features sensors that communicated road and weather conditions to the vehicle’s control system. According to a recent study from Navigant Research, 85 million autonomous-capable vehicles are expected to be sold annually around the world by 2035.

You can read more about this concept tire through Goodyear’s official press release. You can also check out the embedded vid below of this wild concept.




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