Tire tech keeps eye on distance and pressure
from Automotive News
Under pressure to help automakers hit higher fuel economy targets, tire companies are championing new technologies. Bridgestone has begun supplying BMW's new i-series electric cars with what it markets as its "ologic" technology. Some observers believe those tires will begin to change car styling everywhere — especially if BMW expands their application. At the same time, Goodyear is developing a technology that tackles fuel savings from a different direction. Goodyear is working on "air maintenance" tire systems for future applications, says Steve Rohweder, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. technology director for North America.
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