Goodyear has announced a new innovation in tire technology that could soon make the humble tire pump to become obsolete. Goodyear’s new Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) will allow tires to remain inflated at the optimum pressure without the need for any external pumps or electronics, and have been designed to help improve safety and reduce fuel costs for users.
Even slightly under pressure tires can lead to an increase in fuel costs and if Goodyears new self inflating tire technology can help haulage companies and consumers save money its going to be a very welcome new product.
Goodyear’s Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) was developed with aid from a grants from the Luxemburg government and recently The United States Department of Energy’s Office of Vehicle Technology.
Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer, Jean-Claude Kihn explains:
“A tire that can maintain its own inflation is something drivers have wanted for many years. Goodyear has taken on this challenge and the progress we have made is very encouraging,” – “This will become the kind of technological breakthrough that people will wonder how they ever lived without.”