A ‘Vision’ of the future with Michelin’s new tire concept

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Michelin unveiled it’s newest concept tire called ‘Vision’ at the Movin’On Summit in Montreal.

‘Vision’ is the latest ‘tweel’ concept to come from the tire manufacturer. A wheel with no air, its designed to last as long as the vehicle. Vision will have a generative design that mimics the natural growth process at work in the plant, mineral or sometimes even animal world, such as in corals. It is made of recycled materials and it is fully recyclable.

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The tread is printed in 3D and the material used, which draws on cold cure technology, delivers the same performances as a conventional tread. But with one notable difference: it is completely biodegradable.

The ‘Vision’ is a smart tire concept that can communicate with vehicles. Without getting out of the car or leaving home, car owners can be informed of the wear on the tread and program a tread reprint, choosing the type of tread pattern needed at that particular time for intended tire use, or simply following the suggestion made by the embedded app, which detects requirements.

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