Goodyear reveals concept tires for autonomous cars

The Goodyear Eagle-360 automatically adjusts itself to driving conditions

  • Futuristic tire technologies showcased at Geneva International Motor Show
  • Spherical-shaped Eagle-360 concept highlights maneuverability, connectivity
  • IntelliGrip concept’s advanced sensor technology could make vehicles even safer

At the 86th Geneva International Motor show, Goodyear has taken the wraps off two concept tires designed for the autonomous cars of tomorrow – including a spherical tire that allow cars to drive sideways and one that can sense road conditions and adapt to them.

In this vein, Goodyear's two new concepts start with the need to create new tires suitable for autonomous cars ... and then run with it.

Eagle-360

The Goodyear Eagle-360 is a concept tire for autonomous cars
This is a spherical tire that's linked to the car by magnetic levitation rather than axles, so it can rotate on any axis in any direction. This makes the car ultra-maneuverable and could pave the way for smaller carparks and more efficient use of road space because the Eagle-360 allows the car to move sideways.

In addition, the Eagle-360 has embedded sensors that allow the tires to assess the local environment and communicate with other vehicles or the local traffic control system. The tire can also monitor its treads and tire pressure and rotate itself for more even wear and longer mileage.

Intelligrip

Goodyear IntelliGrip
Meanwhile, the Intelligrip is a more realistic concept sporting idea that is already under consideration by car manufacturers. The Intelligrip is designed to work in conjunction with anti-collision systems, automatically detect and adapt to road conditions, and adjust the stopping distance, cornering, and stability.

The video below introduces the Goodyear Eagle-360.

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