Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires
Bridgestone goes airless in tire concept for Tokyo show
NASCAR tests tires on a unique machine that can spin rubber at 200 mph
(Phys.org) —Tens of thousands of NASCAR race fans will converge March 30 in nearby Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 ...
Self-inflating bike tires campaign for dollars
Wireless tire pressure monitoring systems in cars may compromise privacy, pose security threat
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University.
Let it roll: Low-resistance tires save drivers money
(Phys.org) —Drivers who switch to tires with low rolling resistance can save an average of nearly $150 a year, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Student designs of 'intelligent' tires for tomorrow win kudos at a prestigious international trade show
(Phys.org)—Intelligent tires may be just around the corner – especially if designs by students in the University of Cincinnati's nationally number-one ranked industrial design program are realized.
Hertz to recycle all its tires
Do you have any idea what happens to the tires when you junk your car? I didn't think so. What about the 1.2 million tires on the 300,000 cars that are in the Hertz rental car fleet at any one time? I didn't think you had ...
Green tires: Where the rubber meets the road
Most of us don't think about tires much until we either get a flat or they wear out, and then the bite of up to $1,000 or more for all four corners sure gets our attention. Most of all, we don't think of tires as having anything ...
Isoprene research could lead to eco-friendly car tires
(Phys.org) -- The worlds rubber supplies are in peril, and automobile tire producers are scrambling to seek alternative solutions.
How studded winter tires may damage public health, as well as pavement
Scientists are reporting new evidence on how studded tires wintertime fixtures in some areas but banned in others for causing damage to pavement may also damage the health of motorists and people living near ...
Putting old tires to new use in transportation projects
Civil engineers at Purdue University helped the Indiana Department of Transportation save more than $1 million over the past two years by using shredded tires as a new low-cost material in construction projects.
On the road to 'sweet' tires made with a more sustainable process
Motorists will be driving on the world's first "green" tires within the next five years, scientists predicted here today, thanks to a revolutionary new technology that produces a key tire ingredient from renewable ...
New angle on gecko research: Scientists discover trigger that deploys geckos' amazing grip
Geckos are very adept at climbing through difficult terrain using an intricate adhesive system. Until now it has not been known when and how they switch on their unique system of traction.