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Goodyear’s Awesome New Spherical Tire Design For Autonomous Cars

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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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Remember this scene from the movie iRobot? I too thought the wheels on those things were pretty cool and well designed



Well it looks like Goodyear Tires has come up with a way to make them a reality!






What will the cars of the future be like?

It’s fun to imagine how new technologies and design trends will influence future cars. Car bodies of the future might be completely 3D printed. They may be completely autonomous — and now, they might have multi-directional spherical tires.

Goodyear’s new “Eagle-360” spherical tire concept, recently unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, would allow cars of the future to move in all directions by using magnetic levitation, rather than axles, to suspend the tires under the car body.

While this is still firmly a concept, it seems Goodyear just got a bit closer to designing the car Will Smith’s character drives in I, Robot.

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Want more info? Here's a video they made for the spherical tire concept design





posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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Is this actually being made? Or is it just an idea?

They seem to take up a lot of space within the vehicle.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: gmoneystunt
a reply to: Ghost147

Already posted on ATS
Goodyear unveils a wild concept for spherical tires



Damn!



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Don't worry, most people said it was impractical/impossible and simply ignored the magic of it.




posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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Please continue in the existing thread.




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