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Toyo Tires Develops Sixth-Gen Airless Tire Able to Compete With Conventional Tires on Basic Performance

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has been hard at work with development of Noair, a sixth generation of the company’s airless tire technology. The company recently showed off the new tire’s capabilities to media at a test drive event. Unlike conventional tires, which are filled with air to help them bear weight and absorb road impacts, Noair has no such need....

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Michelin, GM Work Together to Develop Prototype Airless Tire

Michelin Group and General Motors Co. (GM) recently announced that they have developed the Michelin Uptis Prototype, a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger cars. The companies presented this prototype at the Movin’On Summit for 2019, a recent event aimed at achieving more sustainable mobility on a global level. Michelin and GM are continuing to conduct joint R&D...

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Michelin, GM Co-Develop Airless Tires

French-based Michelin Group and U.S.-based General Motors Co. (GM) have jointly developed the Michelin Uptis Prototype, a new prototype airless tire. The two companies intend to continue their research on this going forward, with the aim of outfitting the tires on GM passenger cars by as early as 2024. These developments come as airless tires garner increasing attention as a...

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Toyo Tires Launches Website for New Airless Concept Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) launched a special website on April 3 to showcase the technology of its near-future airless concept tire, the Noair. By making fundamental changes to the structure of its past prototypes, Toyo Tires has drastically improved the Noair’s performance in several metrics, including durability, exterior noise levels and fuel efficiency. The company has successfully...

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Sumitomo Rubber Displays Airless Tires at Tokyo Motor Show

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Co. (TYO:5110) is exhibiting concept tires under the Dunlop and Falken brands at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight. One of these tires, seen right, is the company’s airless Gyroblade tire, which has a tread pattern and unique zig-zag spoke configuration designed for the special characteristics of concept cars. The tire reduces...

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Toyo Tires Reveals New Airless Concept Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently unveiled its new Noair airless concept tire to the press. Despite not needing to be inflated with air, the concept tire successfully meets the basic requirements for regular tires, and can be utilized at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. Since starting research into airless tires in 2006, Toyo Tires...

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