Friday, July 20, 2007

These Tires Never Go Flat

The Driving Woman has an interesting post up about Michelin's TWEEL. The TWEEL is basically a combination of a tire and a wheel. And it requires no inflation. In fact, you can't inflate it. Check out the picture in the post to see exactly what it looks like.

Michelin plans to develop them first for heavy equipment, which will take a couple of years. Passenger vehicle versions are targeted for about 10 years' time.

Imagine, no flats. Ever. Pretty cool. I wonder if this could also help improve the average driver's fuel economy, as you wouldn't have to worry about under-inflated tires.

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