Concept: a new non-pneumatic tire
Since the automotive tire was introduced about 120 years ago, the structure has not changed. The mobility society is entering a new era, with EV (Electric Vehicles) and autonomous driving technology, and the structure of automotive tires that “require air” also must evolve.
The paradigm shift in the mobility society, with more self-serve gas stations, being able to charge EVs at home, and greater use of car sharing, is expected to reduce opportunities for automotive tire maintenance.
Toyo Tires has been working on the research and technological development of airless tires since 2006 in pursuit of “maintenance-free tires” and to find a “spare-less solution.”
In September 2017, we became the first company in the industry to present the technology for new “noair”, non-pneumatic tires that can actually be mounted on passenger cars and driven at high speeds.