Goodyear unveils Eagle-360 spherical tyre concept

By Anna Kantilaftas, 10 Mar 2016 Car News

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Goodyear unveils Eagle-360 spherical tyre concept

Geneva Motor Show isn’t just about the cars. Check out this cool spherical tyre concept created by Goodyear.

Tyre maker Goodyear is quite literally reinventing the wheel with the Eagle-360 concept unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The spherical-shaped rubber concept tyre, intended for autonomous cars, will use magnetic levitation to connect to the car, rather than axles, and move the vehicle in any direction aiding navigation through tricky driving situations.

Reportedly, the Eagle-360 tyres will also have benefits in the maintenance of your car with less chance for damage to your suspension due to the magnetic connection, and a greater tread life thanks to the larger surface area.

The tyre will also feature built-in weather sensors, and the ability to stiffen in dry conditions and soften in the wet.

While we’re expecting to see self-driving cars on our roads within the next decade, the Eagle-360 tyre concept is still very new and probably won’t gain traction for quite some time yet. Still, we think these tyres are a pretty cool idea, and we’ll never tire (get it?) of these cool innovations.