Is It Rubber or Tweel

Future Tire is a Tweel

Tired of checking your tires for air? No problem!

Having enough air in our tires is a safety check American’s just don’t seem to be able to handle. Now, Michelin may take air out of the safety equation with their revolutionary new “Tweel,” a combination of tire and wheel that rides on rubber permanently attached to flexible spokes fused with a flexible wheel that deforms to absorb shock. Checking tire pressure, fixing flats, highway blowouts and balancing between traction and comfort could all fade into memory—if the Tweel becomes real.

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7 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack September 3, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    50 miles each way is average in California.

    I am 37 and have lived in LA my entire life. I have never read/seen any study that supports this and based upon personal experience and my informal study have not stumbled upon anyone who agrees that this is accurate.

    Do you have any evidence that supports otherwise?

  2. Irviner Chasid September 3, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    50 miles each way is average in California.

  3. Jack's Shack September 3, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Sarah,

    It is the Tweel thing. 😉

    IC,

    100 Miles a day is a lot of driving.

    YG,

    I don’t think that I have ever read that one.

  4. Yitzchak Goodman September 3, 2006 at 6:25 am

    I keep forgetting that you can Google anything. “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley Weinbaum.

  5. Yitzchak Goodman September 3, 2006 at 6:22 am

    There is a classic science ficiton story with an alien character named “Tweel.” Somebody remind me what it was.

  6. Irviner Chasid September 3, 2006 at 6:03 am

    Awesome! I would be much less warry to drive 100 miles to work everyday with 4 of those under my car.

  7. ~ Sarah ~ September 3, 2006 at 6:01 am

    clever… and a good name: tweel. fun to say 🙂

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