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Bridgestone plans to introduce airless tires on commercial vehicles, bicycles

First up are airless-tire bicycle at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

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Airless tire makers hope for breakout moment with autonomous driving

AVs could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tires.

Makers of airless tyres such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tyres in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving - and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis - could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tyres as greater usage of vehicles exposes them to more flat tyres. "In the past, a car would be driven about 20% of the time and s

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Look Ma, no air! Checking out Michelin's futuristic Uptis tires

They promise a similar price as run-flats, no blow outs and reduced maintenance

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Michelin and GM test airless tires on Chevy Bolt EV

Uptis tires could be used for production by 2024

Uptis tires could be used for production by 2024.