While several tire makers are working on airless tires, most companies wouldn’t say how close they are to being on the roads.
A new technology from Michelin, the Tweel is an airless tire and wheel combination which provides the benefits of pneumatic radial tires by using flexible spokes which soak up road hazards.Richard Dole
I’ve been hearing about airless tires for years. Are any coming to the market any time soon? As someone who has had to change plenty of flat tires (why are there so many nails on the road?), the idea really appeals to me. I’ve had “run-flat” tires, but they’ve still needed to be replaced [about 50 to 100 kilometres] after they go flat.
Trevor, Pickering, Ont.
If you’re hoping to buy airless tires for your car, don’t hold your breath.
While several tire makers are working on airless tires, most companies wouldn’t say how close they are to hitting the roads beyond the test phase.
“We’re targeting something in the ballpark of the next five years to be able to get something to market,” said …
Source: BFN Today