Goodyear presents double ring concept
Goodyear has come up with a fascinating concept tyre designed for SUVs, which has two rings, one for road use and one for off-road traction and each ring having its own air chamber. The concept was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, a CNET report said.
The bigger outer ring has a slick surface with cut-ins to move water and prevent hydroplaning, the report said. The cut-ins in the inner ring are designed to improve traction on off-road surfaces, particularly on muddy and sandy surfaces.
The outer ring is designed narrower than a regular SUV tyre in order to improve fuel efficiency, the report said. Since both the rings have own air chamber, driving will be unaffected in case of a flat tyre.