Bridgestone to Demonstrate Airless Tire, Proactive Technology

Dec. 18, 2019

Bridgestone Corp. will showcase an airless tire concept and other mobility solutions during next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“Onsite at CES, Bridgestone will showcase its portfolio of advanced air-free tires, including concepts for personal mobility and commercial fleet applications,” say Bridgestone officials. The goal, they note, is to demonstrate how airless tires from Bridgestone “combine a tire’s tread and wheel into one durable, high-strength structure.

“This design eliminates the need for tires to be filled and maintained with air, and essentially erases the dangers and downtime associated with a flat tire. Bridgestone also will showcase an airless, elastic tire and wheel solution for a lunar rover currently being developed for an international space exploration mission.”

During the event, Bridgestone also will demonstrate its Proactive Smart Tire Technology.

“Today’s mobility technology is unaware of what is happening in a tire and on the road surface, which is a barrier to fully autonomous driving. Using its proprietary knowledge, tire sensors and powerful simulation capabilities, Bridgestone is addressing this need by building a next-generation digital twin of the tire."

Bridgestone also will show “how its digital twin and connected tire technology can be used to generate specific, actionable predictions that can enhance the precision of vehicle safety systems.”

In addition, the Tokyo, Japan-based tire manufacturer will highlight its Webfleet Solutions platform, which uses data and analytics “to move millions of vehicles as efficiently as possible.”

CES attendees will be able to view a simulation of the platform “to see how telematics power a connected vehicle ecosystem, transforming the way business will be done around the world by advancing safety and improving cost efficiency.”

CES will take place Jan. 7-10, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.