Goodyear Unveil Visionary Tyre Concept

29th October 2016

Since their conception in 1898, Goodyear have been dedicated to tyre innovation and constantly strive to deliver the newest concepts in performance, safety and efficiency.

Always leading the way in tyre technology, Goodyear unveiled a visionary concept for the future – spherical tyres for autonomous vehicles.

According to a recent study by Navigant Research*, it is estimated that 85 million autonomous capable vehicles are expected to be sold annually by 2035, and as consumers are most concerned about the safety potential of self-driving cars, Goodyear have developed a safe tyre option for these vehicles, the Eagle 360.

'By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tyres will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,’ Joseph Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer stated, ‘Goodyear’s concept tyres play a dual role in the future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and as testbeds for next-generation technologies.’

The Eagle 360 uses consumer’s location and driving habits to construct a customised 3D printed tread design, providing enhanced levels of safety and performance to meet each individual’s needs.

Its unique shape would be ideal for manoeuvring and parking vehicles as each tyre would be able to move in separate directions for precise movement. These tyres would be attached to the vehicle by magnetic levitation and controlled by the autonomous car.

Whilst still a concept, the Eagle 360 is a striking example of Goodyear’s innovation and an exciting glimpse in to the future.

Take a look at the concept tyre imagined in action here:


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