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    Something that was e-mailed around the office a while back - check out the attachments.

    How funky are these tyres?? Imagine some of the stresses those "spokes" would be going through, they must be using some interesting plastics.

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    How good would it be never to have punctures or to have to put air in your tyres? On the other hand, you wouldn't be able to tweak the handling of your car by adjusting air pressures anymore. They'll probably vary the properties of the spokes in different tyres to provide for either better handling or for a plushier ride. Very interesting.

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    More pics...
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    interesting that michelin would come up with an idea like this, i mean if this was to be pushed forward you would rarely need to buy tyres again & therefore michelin would be reducing the amount of tyres the sell, am i right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    interesting that michelin would come up with an idea like this, i mean if this was to be pushed forward you would rarely need to buy tyres again & therefore michelin would be reducing the amount of tyres the sell, am i right?
    I imagine there is still a lifespan on them. Also, not all companies are out to completely exploit and exhaust a market without innovating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    interesting that michelin would come up with an idea like this, i mean if this was to be pushed forward you would rarely need to buy tyres again & therefore michelin would be reducing the amount of tyres the sell, am i right?
    More tyres are replaced due to wear than punctures You can bet that the margins on these new tyres will be much better than tyres like the Certis

    One reason often cited for the removal of spare tyres is that they are rarely used anymore.

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    Hadn't thought of that, no more need for a spare tyre. But yeah, these tyres would still need replacing as the tread wears down, and they probably won't last any longer than our current tyres do.
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    This is one of two future developments Michelin has been working on.

    The one pictured above is called the " Tweel "

    Michelin are also working on a tyre that is totaly airless, This is the one most likely to been seen on cars in the future, Looks like a normal tyre, But its a totaly different construction inside.

    Both are about 10 years away from a finished production version.

    Tweel http://www.michelinman.com/differenc...01102005a.html
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    to bad if you wish to very the load capasity.. aka 4 Wheel Drivers attacking the sand??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie
    to bad if you wish to very the load capasity.. aka 4 Wheel Drivers attacking the sand??
    Or transmitting more than 150kw through them!?
    (not that I would have that problem )
    I can just see them twisting/wrapping around the wheel!
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    Re tread wear on these tyres. From the news report I saw, it seems that only the tread is replaced. The rest of the tyre is kept. In fact there is no wheel. Well not as we know them. It's all part of the tyre assembly.

    So, if you're only replacing the tread, it's quite possible that they will be less expensive to replace than current tyres. Eventually anyway. Oh, and they will generate less waste than the current tyre does when it's replaced.

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    Boring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Industrie
    Oh, and they will generate less waste than the current tyre does when it's replaced.


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    trx mkIII.
    I cant wait to buy,no,get given, a 10year old renault that has those fitted.
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    i don't think they would have the road holding ability like air filled tyres..

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