Thursday, 6 June 2019

Michelin, GM Unveil Airless Tires That Eliminate Flats, Reduce Waste

Ever thought of having airless tires for your cars? General Motors and Michelin have unveiled a prototype of Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), a Michelin-made tire intended for passenger cars.



Still in the prototype phase, this high-tech tire could roll out to passenger vehicles as early as 2024.

“General Motors is excited about the possibilities that Uptis presents, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Michelin on this breakthrough technology,” Steve Kiefer, senior vice president of GM’s global purchasing and supply chain, said in a statement.

Unlike traditional rubber tires, airless technology makes Uptis immune to flats and blowouts, reducing danger to passengers, and eliminating the need for regular maintenance like pressure checks and puncture inspections.

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