Goodyear Sustainable Tire Concept Has Moss Growing Inside
Living plants in this concept tire's interior perform photosynthesis for a greener ride
At the Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear announced it has developed a tire unlike any other—called Oxygene, living moss is part of its foundation. The moss is meant to improve air quality while the car is on the move. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the tire is also 3D printed from recycled tires.
The moss grows within the sidewall, so it looks like a green ring around the center. The moss absorbs moisture in order to provide food for the plant life inside the tire. Additionally, the moss participates in photosynthesis by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen to help alleviate air pollution, while using generated energy to turn on a light that makes it easy for pedestrians to know if the automobile driver is turning a certain way or stopping.