Electric-car-range anxiety is a real thing. No one wants to be stranded with an empty battery. A new tire concept by Goodyear tries to help the problem, a way to charge an electric car while going down the road. Continue reading… “Charging electric cars on the go with heat-gathering concept tire”
Tweel airless tire
Michelin is the first company that will start mass-producing an airless radial tire, known as the Tweel. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. (Video)
Some of today’s best models of all-season tires can be disappointing, but you’ll be particularly impressed by the eMembrane Tire. In many parts of the world, it’s frustrating to change over your wheels twice a year, but this system can alter shape instantly and without effort.
South Carolina tire dump so large it is visible from space.
The giant pile of hundreds of thousands of tires isn’t easy to spot from the ground, sitting in a rural South Carolina clearing accessible by only a circuitous dirt path that winds through thick patches of trees. No one knows how all those tires got there, or when. (Pics)
Terrewalks are made from recycled tires and waste plastics
Concrete sidewalks can make a walk around the neighborhood a pleasant experience, unless the sidewalks are cracked, broken and lifted by tree roots. Then they become dangerous to walk on. Sidewalk repairs require intensive labor, money and sometimes the removal of trees and their invasive roots, but with Terrewalks trees, money and labor are saved.
If a new research is anything to go by, automobile owners around the world may some day soon be driving on tires that are partly made out of trees, which could cost less, perform better and save on fuel and energy.
Sculptures made from recycled tires
Tires wear out every few years, and then you have to replace them. But what happens with the old tires? Often they are ground down and made into a surface for a running track. Or they are made into a sculptures. (Pics)
Many people have tried to make a car that is also a plane, or vice versa while they were stuck in traffic on the highway. Who would not want to unfold their wings, soar about the suckers on the road and bypass all of the traffic below?
Carry it, don’t bury it.
The same people who make the Solio solar chargers have released a whole new line of bags, laptop sleeves, and gadget cases under the “Tread” brand. Each of the items is made from recycled inner tube tires.
Most of the smaller bags look fairly typical, but the “Transient Attache” and the “Sleeve” are really nice looking. The inherent folds of the inner tubes make the material look like animal leather.