The "Air Free Concept (Non-Pneumatic) Tyre" by Bridgestone
Bridgestone revealed its second generation "Air Free Concept (Non-Pneumatic) Tyre" at last month¢s 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The revolutionary new design features improved load-bearing capabilities, environmental design and driving performance. The latest improvements to the "Air Free Concept Tyre" brings Bridgestone one step closer to a viable, commercially available air free tyre.
Special Features of "Air Free Concept Tyre"
With a unique structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of the tyres supporting the weight of the vehicle, there is no need to periodically refill the tyres with air, meaning that the tyres require less maintenance. At the same time the worry of punctures is eliminated. In addition, the spoke structure is made from thermoplastic resin and, along with the rubber in the tread portion, the materials used in the tyres are recyclable, contributing to the efficient use of resources.