Puncture Proof Tire? Could Be On The Road by 2024
Michelin and GM are working together on an integrated airless wheel structure designed for passenger vehicles. Called the Uptis (Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System), the specially designed “tire” would completely “eliminate the dangers of flat tires and blowouts as well as the need for pressure checks and damage inspections”, not to mention the “environmental benefits of eliminating the 20% of tires that are scrapped each year because of punctures and irregular wear.”
Amazing safety improvement, hopefully coming to a car near you in 2024!