MTD reports future concepts – 51 years ago

Feb. 9, 2012

Tire dealers today have a great deal of technological advances to keep up with. As vehicles become more high tech, it’s natural to wonder what the future will hold with tire technology.

A half-century ago much of today’s technology was science fiction. But what wasn’t fiction then was that one day, mobile communication would be in wide use around the world. Modern Tire Dealer reported on a new invention called the Achieverfone, a predecessor to cell phones.

In his blog 3 innovations in 51 years, MTD Senior Editor Bob Bissler reveals the details of the Achieverfone, plus seat belts and a translucent tire that were all reported on in Modern Tire Dealer.