Thursday, May 15, 2008

Michelin's transparent tire

Chris sends us a Radical new tire design by Michelin.

This is the next generation of tires. They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon. The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these tires.

This is what great R&D will do, and just think of the impact on existing technology: a. no more air valves; b. no more air compressors at gas stations; c. no more repair kits.

These pictures were taken at Michelin's South Carolina plant.

It will be a while before they are available to the automotive industry.

Believe me, I checked Snopes and they don't have anything up on this yet. So it's gotta be accurate!

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