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  • Randy J 20820

    Member
    September 19, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Came across this today. Full article https://newatlas.com/automotive/michelin-gm-uptis-airless-tire-demo/

    Michelin has teamed up with GM
    to design and start selling an airless tire for street use on passenger
    cars. Called Uptis, this product is a full-wheel solution requiring
    specialized rims. Michelin says it will withstand much greater impacts
    than a regular tire and wheel, and will have a “dramatically” longer
    lifespan, while adding no extra rolling resistance, not feeling any
    different to the driver and adding only around seven percent to the
    weight of the wheel – less than existing run-flat tires do.