Michelin's Vision Concept Tire Among TIME Magazine's '25 Best Inventions Of 2017'

Michelin’s Vision Concept Tire Among TIME Magazine’s ’25 Best Inventions Of 2017′

The Vision concept tire, introduced earlier this year at Michelin's Movin'On summit for sustainable mobility in Montréal, combines four technologies: airless, organic, rechargeable and connected.

TIME Magazine has selected Michelin’s Vision concept tire of the future among its influential “25 Best Inventions of 2017,” which the U.S. news journal published online recently.

“On behalf of Michelin and the many designers and engineers involved in bringing the Vision concept to life, we are honored to receive this recognition from the editors at TIME Magazine,” said Terry Gettys, global head of research and development for Michelin Group, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

“We believe the Vision concept is as beautiful as the natural world that inspires it, combining multiple technologies that together project the course for Michelin’s innovation in the years ahead,” said Gettys. “The ideas presented in the Vision concept have taken hold among vehicle designers, demonstrating a feasible vision of how the tire can provide essential contributions to sustainable mobility in the future.”

The Vision concept tire, introduced earlier this year at Michelin’s Movin’On summit for sustainable mobility in Montréal, combines four technologies: airless, organic, rechargeable and connected.

Airless: The Vision concept is an airless tire-and-wheel assembly, advancing the Michelin X TWEEL Airless Radial, which was selected as one of Time’s “Best Inventions” in 2005 and is now commercially available for specific industrial and low-speed applications.

Organic. The structure is derived from materials that are organic, biosourced, renewable and easily recycled for other applications.

Rechargeable. Perhaps the most intriguing feature, the Vision concept tire can be “recharged” on demand with a 3-D-printed tread, designed to be customized with biodegradable materials according to the driver’s mobility needs – summer, all-season, winter, on-road, off-road and so on – using service stations equipped with 3-D-printing kiosks. Unlike tires today, the rechargeable tire could conceivably last for the life of the vehicle.

Connected. A tire structure that is embedded with sensors capable of detecting road conditions, maintenance requirements, adherence and other necessary performances that are communicated to the vehicle, or to infrastructure networks on the smart roadways of the future.

The print edition of the list is now available on newsstands nationwide in the United States.

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