Goodyear Eagle-360: A Visionary Concept Tyre
After 117 years of making tyres, Goodyear has unveiled its latest concept tyre, Eagle-360, at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The spherical, 3D printed tyre highlights an inspiring solution for this long-term future when autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream. According to a recent study from Navigant Research, 85 million autonomous-capable vehicles are expected to be sold annually around the world by 2035.
“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tyres will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” said Joseph Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer.
“Goodyear’s concept tyres play a dual role in the future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and as testbeds for next-generation technologies.”
Jean-Claude Kihn, President of Goodyear EMEA, comments, “Though this is purely a concept tyre, it showcases some of Goodyear’s best innovative thinking and how the needs of future drivers can be addressed. Based on our own recent research, we know that young drivers are looking for smart and sustainable cars to be part of future mobility and that reliability and safety are key for them. We believe the Eagle-360 concept tyre could deliver a safe and sustainable solution for our end consumer who is likely to drive or ride in autonomous cars in the future.”
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