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Airless tires: the future of transportation?

The AirFree Concept 2nd generation from Bridgestone.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Manufacturers are working to perfect airless tires in hopes of making flats a thing of the past.
Airless tires could improve road safety and benefit the environment, according to developers. The alternative tires are currently only sold by a couple of companies for ATVs and industrial vehicles, but they could soon be ready for use on commuter vehicles.
Bridgestone showed off the latest version of its “air-free concept tire” at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of 2014. The tires aren’t ready for regular cars yet — they can go a maximum of 38 mph on ...

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