He said magazine Lopes (L’Obs) that the French company “Michelin” (Michelin) giant gives itself 30 years to re – invent the tires, so as to develop a puncture – proof frame, and the behavior is similar to the behavior of the current frame adapts to all types of vehicles, and provides the same characteristics and performance when driving.
In a report by Boris Manenti from the company’s huge technology center on the outskirts of Vermonter-Ferrand, the magazine said that the prototype of the “Unique Puncture-Resistant Tire System” (Aptis) – as she calls it – must undergo a series of safety tests before this type of tire is produced and marketed in large quantities in In 2024, the United States will give priority to the many nails scattered on the roads, so that the holes will become mere memories. Read also Watch: Huge passenger carriers avoid crowds and change the concept of public transportation Due to the lack of young workers, a Japanese robot stacks goods on store shelves Watch… Dutch students turn waste into an electric sports carسيارة
The writer explained that he noticed a significant change in the tire, in that it is empty of air, and in it instead of the traditional black rubber band many solid fins attached to the rim, all surrounded by a tread with hollow surfaces, but you have to watch how it passes over a high nail to understand its importance immediately. , and to watch it collide with an object and deform during the impact, before it regains its initial shape, and in all that it depends on these hard fins in particular.
Arik Fiennes, director of research and development at Michelin, says 20% of the world’s tires die prematurely due to punctures or bad pressure.
And because Michelin is convinced that tires will still exist after 30 years, and if cars become flying – as the writer says – it employs 3,400 people in various workshops and laboratories to reinvent tires in 2050, and puncture-resistant tires will initially be “without air”, as Fiennes says, but nonetheless “Rechargeable” and 100% sustainable “ingredients” compared to 28% today
In order to reach the environmental goal, Michelin is already envisioning plants capable of 3D-printing on-demand directly onto the tire without removing it, to regenerate the worn-out area and avoid changing everything too early.
According to Cyril Roget, Director of Scientific Communications at Michelin, the idea of recharging assumes the presence of communication, so tomorrow’s tire will be equipped with multiple sensors that allow the driver to know the condition of his tires immediately, and who performs the repair determines the process to be carried out, all to make life easier for drivers, and provide performance better for them.
When the tire becomes smart
The writer said that Michelin is not alone in thinking about the future of tires, as its American competitor, “Goodyear”, caused a sensation with its “aero” concept, designed specifically for self-driving cars and flying cars, where there is no air or a rubber band on the side, but bars Solid radial can act as a propeller that allows the vehicle to “take off” thanks to the lateral height of the tires.
Goodyear explains that the propeller frame will use enough magnetic force for friction less propulsion to achieve the necessary speed for safe flight, and the manufacturer is also touting the integration of artificial intelligence to avoid any problem, but this is fictional at the moment, she does not dare to set an appointment “although Some of these technologies are under development,” says the author.
For its part, the South Korean company “Hankook” – as the writer says – is working to achieve its dream of using the “Hexonic” tire in 2035, a variable tire that constantly analyzes the road to adapt to its tread grooves based on a system based on a large number of sensors, and dedicated to self-driving cars.