Nuno R. B. Martins, PhD

Goodyear’s new concept, named “Aero tire” was designed to run on roads and double as a propulsion system for flying vehicles. The Aero tie has a non-pneumatic structure and will incorporate flexible new materials capable of both absorbing road shock and weathering stress during the car’s transition from horizontal to airborne. The Aero’s propellor blades are built with the dual purpose of providing lift for an ascending car and supporting the weight of a moving vehicle.

Beyond the new tire technology, Goodyear has already begun to envision an Urban Aerial Mobility Ecosystem of 5G-enabled vehicle-to-vehicle communication. These visions will evolve in parallel with the future of infrastructure, roadways and smart traffic flow.

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