Michelin Uptis Prototype tire has no air in it…!
French tire manufacturer, Michelin, recently unveiled a new tire technology. A tire without air. Michelin Uptis Prototype tire is an airless tire. So, it’s a more sustainable solution compared to the traditional tire.
The term ‘Uptis’ means Unique Puncture Proof Tire system. The new prototype tire doesn’t puncture. Hence, it is safer on the road. It can avoid accidents due to tire blast or flat tires.
Earlier, Goodyear had also launched an airless tire. It seems airless tires
Michelin and GM will soon start testing this technology on Chevrolet Bolt EV. This airless tire is a potential breakthrough in tire technology. So, in coming years this technology could eliminate accidents due to flat or blown
First of all, the drivers and passengers feel safer on the road. As a result, drivers become confident about the roadworthiness of the vehicle. It’s sustainable tire technology. The environment savings include less use of materials, no need to manufacture spare tires & so on. Hence, the user community as a whole will benefit from environmental savings.
Another important advantage to fleet owners is time-saving. The fleet operators can minimize
Furthermore, Michelin’s vision concept is on the basis of the four pillars of innovation. Airless, Connected, 3D printed and 100% sustainable. The company is keen on building tires on the basis of these pillars. Uptis is an advancement towards achieving this vision concept.
The Uptis tire technology demonstrates Michelins commitment towards tFlorent Menegaux, CEO Michelin Group.
he future of sustainable mobility. It’s clearly an achievable dream.
Michelin Uptis prototype tire is re-engineered for today’s cars. In addition, it is also suitable for future mobility solutions. It includes autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, & shared platforms.
Uptis prototype tire & future mobility.
Furthermore, these upcoming mobility solutions will demand zero maintenance. As they need to improve operating capabilities. So, Michelin Uptis prototype t
In conclusion, this innovation eliminates the use of compressed air to support the load of the vehicle. Hence, it’s more sustainable in various ways. The t
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