Goodyear Unveil Oxygene Concept Tyre

8th May 2018

At the 2018 Geneva Motorshow, Goodyear unveiled their latest visionary concept in the shape of Oxygene, a tyre designed to support clearer and more convenient mobility.

Oxygene is a non-pneumatic tyre which does not need to be inflated, instead it is created by a 3D printer with rubber powder from recycled tyres. The tyre is then filled with living moss which grows within an open structure in the sidewall.

This smart design coupled with an innovative tyre tread, enables moisture and carbon dioxide to be absorbed from the road’s surface which allows photosynthesis to take place and therefore the Oxygene releases oxygen in to the air.

According to Goodyear, in a city the size of Paris with approximately 2.5 million vehicles, this would mean absorbing as much as 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide and generating nearly 3,000 tons of oxygen every year.

By converting carbon dioxide in to oxygen, the Goodyear Oxygene could also produce electricity which can power sensors in the tyre and a light strip which changes colour to signal different manoeuvres, like lane changes or braking.

The Goodyear Oxygene uses a visible light communications system, or LiFi, for high-capacity mobile connectivity which can transmit information about road conditions to other connected vehicles and roadside infrastructure.

In addition, its lightweight structure works to absorb shocks and resist punctures for a long service life.

Chris Delaney, President of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa, says that this concept tyre is intended to challenge our thinking and drive the debate around smart, safe and sustainable future mobility.

Find out about Goodyear’s previous concept tyre the Eagle 360.

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