Throw away your puncture repair kits! No we haven’t gone back to 1900……in fact by 2019 air free tires could be a thing of the norm if the auto manufacturer and tire experts at Bridgestone prove their concept to be successful.
The “Air Free Concept” is a technology that eliminates the need for tires to be inflated with air to support the weight, using a unique structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires. In addition, the resins that are used in the spokes and rubbers help realize more efficient use of resources.
The Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle adapted the Air Free Concept to develop bicycle tires without punctures. The high flexibility for design granted by resin has also enabled proposals of next-generation bicycles which have never been seen before.
The Japanese group aims to propose new ways of cycling utilising the Air Free Concept while also adapting this technology to be used in various other types of tires, and do this whilst continuously working toward a sustainable with the universal and eco-friendly mobility for supporting people’s lives.
For more information on what could turn out to be a revolution in travel please head on over to their website here.