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Goodyear's Spherical Tire to Revolutionize Cars As We Know Them.

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Goodyear presented a vision of a future tire that looks radically different from tires today — it’s a sphere.

Goodyear unveiled its latest concept tire, Eagle-360, at the Geneva International Motor Show. The spherical, 3-D printed tire highlights Goodyear’s vision for the future and presents an inspiring solution for the long-term future when autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream.

According to a recent study from Navigant Research, 85 million autonomous-capable vehicles are expected to be sold annually around the world by 2035, for example. According to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study, consumers are most concerned with ensuring safety through technology in autonomous cars.

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The spare tire is going to need a trailer.

I actually had a guy who commissioned me to design a transmission for a power generating windmill, and said to me that he wanted to  put windmills on the top of municipal buses ...  so when the bus went down the street, the wind power could be fed to the wheels.

Since I needed his money, that was the Supreme Test of my diplomatic skills, for my entire lifetime.

I always wondered what happened to him ... I guess he is in Goodyear Management now.

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6 hours ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

he wanted to  put windmills on the top of municipal buses

That's silly! What if the bus is at a stop sign and there is no wind? There should be a large depression in the roof of each bus to collect rainwater, and then solar-powered windmills could pick up buckets of water from the roof to spill the water onto small turbines to make electricity.

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