It's called Oxygene and features a unique open structure in which a heat-resistant moss is encouraged to grow inside the sidewall thanks to the smart tread design, which absorbs and circulates moisture it picks up from the road, all managed by an AI system. It also inhales carbon dioxide from the air to feed the moss.
"With moss we can absorb CO² and, through photosynthesis, we can convert that in oxygen, cleaning the air," Carlos Cipollitti, vice president of product development for Goodyear's Europe, Africa and Middle East division, said in a video released by Goodyear. "At the same time, you will see that the moss can generate electricity through that photosynthesis process, which also fuels the energy required fro the artificial intelligence that this tire will have."
It's far-out but inventive thinking from the legacy tire maker. Previous tire concepts from Goodyear have included the spherical Eagle-360 and the BH03, a much more ordinary-looking tire that can produce electricity using the heat generated by rolling over a road surface.
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