Bridgestone’s new air-free concept shows major design improvements
Bridgestone Corporation has taken another step forward in its efforts to commercially launch aire free tyres by presenting the second generation “Air Free Concept (Non-Pneumatic) Tyre” with improved load-bearing capabilities, environmental design and driving performance. The spokes stretch along the inner sides of the tyres supporting the weight of the vehicle. There is no need to periodically refill the tyres with air, which means there will be no punctures.
The spoke structure is made from thermoplastic resin and, along with the rubber in the tread portion, the materials used in the tyres are recyclable, contributing to the efficient use of resources. Further, by pursuing extremely low rolling resistance and contributing to reductions in CO2 emissions through use of proprietary technologies, Bridgestone believes it is possible to achieve even higher levels of environmental friendliness and safety.