Hauling Industry News

Goodyear flies into Geneva with Aero tiltrotor tire concept

By Pulltarps Mfg | March 7, 2019

If they really are to be considered “cars,” flying cars will require at least two things: tires for driving on the road, and propellers for flying through the air. Goodyear has combined the two into one unit – or actually into four units – with its Aero concept.

Currently on display in physical prototype form at the Geneva Motor Show, the Aero has a wrap-around rubber tread for traction, but it lacks a pneumatic air chamber. Instead, its integrated spokes flex to absorb shocks, while still being strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. Story by Ben Coxworth/www.newatlas.com.