Goodyear Reveals New 360 Degree Tyre For Cars Of The Future: Video
This is definitely an amazing video where you could actually watch Goodyear’s idea of future car tyres. We often watch different auto manufacturers showcase different concept cars in different auto shows which actually give everyone an idea of what their cars might look in the near future. Here in this video the world renowned tyre manufacturer Goodyear showcases their very own idea of tyres which will be wrapped around the wheels of the future cars.
Actually! I was wrong when I mentioned that the Goodyear’s Eagle-360 tyres will be wrapped around the wheels of the car, instead they are planning to use magnetic levitation, which will suspend the tyres from the car. What it means that the tyres won’t be connected to the car’s body directly and as a result the car will be able to move around much more smoothly and freely, the other advantage of the car not attached directly with the tyre is that it can change into any direction easily and quickly without actually not turning its entire body.
The Eagle-360 tyres is also far more capable of repelling water by softening itself when travelling over wet surfaces and hardening itself while travelling over dry surfaces. In this way the tyres actually also increases its contact area while travelling over wet surface area to increase grip. It can also monitor the tyre wear easily and automatically adjusts itself.
As already mentioned above that this is really an interesting video which gives us an idea of what we could actually expect from our future cars. Offcourse! You can expect much better roads and safer cars possible because of this innovative technology.
Watch and enjoy the video and also do tell us what you actually think of this video and this amazing creation.
During the course of last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel suffered tyre blowouts. Nico suffered a tyre blowout during the second practice session while Vettel lost his rear right tyre during the penultimate lap of the race. He was in third place when it happened and it resulted in him losing a podium place.
The race was held at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps race track in Belgium. It is one of the favourite tracks loved by most drivers and fans thanks to high fast flowing corners.
Pirelli however suggested that Ferrari were to blame because Vettel’s tyres had done 28 laps when the blowout occured. There is no explanation as of now as to why Rosberg’s rear tyre failed.
While Rosberg has his incident when he was driving at 320 kmph, Vettel was driving at 300 kmph and had just come out of Formula 1’s most challenging and technical corners, Eau Rouge. If it had happened 200 metres before, the outcome would have been different. Rosberg also managed to control his car and not crash and that, he says, is why there is no explanation for what happened.
The drivers have called for an improvement in tyres after an investigation before the next race. The next race will be the Italian Grand Prix held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit on September 6th.
In 2013, Pirelli had requested to limit the maximum number of laps a driver can run with a set of tyre. The proposal put forward limited the maximum distances as 50 percent of the grand prix distance for the prime tyre and 30 percent for the option tyre.
This was rejected by the teams. If it had been applied, Vettel’s tyres would have been limited to 22 runs. So Pirelli feel that the Italian team did not manage their tyres properly.
As the monsoon begins, car care beings very important considering safety aspects and maintenance of your vehicle. There is an increase in the number of accidents reported during the monsoon season. Reasons for an increase in danger is due to water logging in critical components of the car, rust, low visibility and aquaplaning.
The following car maintenance tips will help keep your car in a good condition and reduce the risk of an accident.