Goodyear unveils spherical tyre concept
Goodyear has come up with a concept spherical tyre that is highly absorbent and can sense the road to perform accordingly. The futuristic Goodyear Eagle 360 concept was revealed at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show.
The Eagle-360 maneuverability is absolute. It can move any which way and can make parking in a packed parking lot a dream – the tyre simply takes the car sideways, says media reports. See demo video (Courtesy: Goodyear UK You Tube channel)
The tyre’s sensing capabilities are also optimial. It can read the road condition. On wet roads Eagle 360 turns extremely spongy and on dry roads, it stiffens. The tread is designed like a brain coral, the reports said.
Media reports also said Goodyear is set to launch its IntelliGrip concept tyre with similar road sensing capabilities.