Feb 10, 2023

100-Year-Old Tires vs. Michelin’s Futuristic Airless Tires

Michelin and other tire makers have long been expounding the virtues of airless tires that can run over just about any obstacle without being punctured. So, why aren’t they on the road yet?

To find out, Donut Media put Michelin Tweels up against modern-day road tires and 100-year-old bias ply tires in a recent video to see how the technology has improved up until now, and how it will (and will need to) evolve in the future.

To find out, the team put all three sets of tires through a battery of tests to find out how they perform. To do that, they mounted the tires to their Mazda MX-5 Miata, a process that provided them with their first hurdle.

Source: Car Scoops

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