TITLE

No more air time for the tyre?

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);1/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7666, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Michelin Tire Co. has unveiled a passenger car prototype of its airless integrated tyre and wheel, the Tweel, at the Detroit Auto Show this week. The design, which is being tested using an Audi A4, uses flexible spokes fused with a flexible wheel that deforms to absorb shock and then rebounds and does not pick up punctures. Each Tweel can also be adjusted individually to optimise vertical stiffness, which affects ride comfort and lateral stiffness, affecting handling and cornering.
ACCESSION #
15694810

 

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