December 02, 2016 @ 06:30 PM

Goodyear Invents Revolutionary Tyre Concept

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company invented the Eagle-360 concept tire and have earned a place in TIME magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2016".

TIME magazine have a yearly tradition of listing what they consider as the world's best inventions or as they say, “best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.”


Goodyear made the cut this year with the Eagle 360 concept tyre that is spherical in shape and is meant to pave the way for future technologies and autonomous vehicle. The concept tyre provides ultimate manoeuvrability, connectivity and biomimicry to increase safety in self driving cars. 

“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tires will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” said Goodyear’s Chief Technical Officer Joe Zekoski. “Goodyear’s concept tires play a dual role in that future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and testbeds for next-generation technologies.”


“Although the Eagle-360 is a future concept, it represents an essential aspect of Goodyear’s innovation strategy and our vision for smart and safe mobility.”


If you would like to get a more in-depth description of the Goodyear Eagle-360 concept, Goodyear have very kindly uploaded a video about it. Check it out below:




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