Goodyear Introduces Self-Inflating Tires
The company has introduced tires that remain at optimum pressure all the time through a new 'Air Maintenance Technology' application.
Over the past year, researchers at Goodyear have been developing a new ‘Air Maintenance Technology' application that could lead to fuel savings and CO2 reductions, while improving performance and eliminating the need for pumps. The self-inflating technology is making its debut at the 2012 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany.
More than 50% of truck and trailer breakdowns involve a tire, so this new technology will benefit commercial vehicle fleet operators. It allows tires to maintain constant, optimum pressure without the use of external pumps, electronics and driver intervention.