Airless concept tire inspired by coral is 3D printable and biodegradable

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As the era of driverless cars being the norm approaches, we learn that it’s not just about who's in control when it comes to mobility. In a development that encompasses two innovations we’ve covered recently, air-free bicycle tires and connected car tires, Michelin have announced a new concept for future tire design. Showcased at the Movin’On mobility challenges symposium, Vision is the brainchild of Michelin’s R&D team, conceived to not only promote the closed-loop possibilities of sustainable engineering but also how biomimetic design, looking at nature for inspiration, can lead to achievable, implementable products. The tire consists of a branching…

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