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Goodyear’s Oxygene tyre concept houses moss

By Faiming_low on 08 Mar 2018 in New technology

Attached Image Goodyear’s Oxygene tyre concept is probably as green as you can get with tyres.

Featuring moss housed inside the tyre, the tyre is equipped with unique open tread pattern which has been designed to absorb moisture from the road surface and then transfer it to the moss. With the moisture and light in the day, photosynthesis will be able to occur, allowing the moss to releases oxygen into the air.

Other releasing oxygen, the tyre also allows the moss to take in CO2 when it is dark.
According to Goodyear, if a Paris-sized city with around 2.5 million vehicles uses these Oxygene tyres, 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide could be eliminated while 3,000 tons of oxygen would be produced.

Beside the moss, the tyre is also puncture-proof and is constructed out of recycled tires which have been turned into a powder. It is also able to make use of the energy generated during photosynthesis to power its onboard sensors and electronics including a sidewall light strip and an artificial intelligence processing unit.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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Ash2017 Mar 13 2018 11:36 PM

novelty rather than something practical

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