Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Eagle-360 concept tire has been named one of Time magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2016.”
Each year, Time magazine’s technology editors list the year’s “best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.” This year’s list includes 25 inventions, which in addition to Goodyear’s Eagle-360 concept tire.
“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tires will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” said Joe Zekoski, Goodyear’s chief technical officer. “Goodyear’s concept tires play a dual role in that future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and testbeds for next-generation technologies.”
The Eagle-360 is a spherical tire designed with key features of maneuverability, connectivity and biomimicry, Goodyear said. The IntelliGrip concept tire, a solution for early adoption of self-driving cars, features advanced sensor and treadwear technology, the tiremaker said.
A full list of the 2016 Time magazine “Best Inventions of the Year 2016” is available online at time.com.