Bridgestone Introduces New Air-LessTire With Thermoplastic Resin Structure

Bridgestone unveiled a great concept of tire technology without the need of air support. The tire is using a new type of thermoplastic resin support structure that is sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the vehicle along with the driver.

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Although the demo on Tokyo Motor Show 2011 is only for a one-driver vehicle, I believe it could be used on a heavier vehicle like a common electric cars once they’ve develop a sturdier structure. Other than the air-less design, the tire has a nice exterio design of a rugged structure, which looks quite amazing and futuristic, but prone to be a good nest for dirt and dust.

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There is no further details on how heavy the tire could support at the moment. The one demoed at the show is the 9-inch model, which enough to support vehicle with one driver only. Bridgestone haven’t give any further details whether they will develop the tire for a larger vehicle. You can head on over to Diginfo for more image snapshots and data.

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