Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future.

 
 
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Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a 3D-printed tire concept that it says could be the ideal ride for self-driving cars.

It just needs to figure out how to actually manufacture them first.

Dubbed “Vision,” these spidery, psychedelic-looking sponges are printed from bio-sourced and biodegradable materials, including natural rubber, bamboo, paper, tin cans, wood, electronic and plastic waste, hay, tire chips, used metals, cloth, cardboard, molasses, and orange zest.

“replace a tire-and-wheel-combination with a unique structure”While it may sound like Michelin is……

 
 

 

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