First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but …
Bridgestone continues to taunt us with its wonderful airless tires that promise enhanced durability, minimal maintenance, and the ability to never go flat. Previously, the tiremaker was only demonstrating smaller versions of the wheel designed for golf carts and the like, but at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show it's finally…
Not only do the curved resin spokes of Bridgestone's new Air-Free tires mean you may never have to change a flat again, they also serve as rolling eye candy, and the sleekest upgrade to tires since white walls.
Featuring an intricate resin spoke system, Bridgestone's new airless tire provides the same level of shock absorption as an inflated tire without you having to worry about monitoring air pressure or changing a flat ever again.
When not making tires, Bridgestone is working on ebook readers so flexible that they'd probably survive being driven over. They've even got a prototype ready for testing, but no plans to commercialize the slender and bendy device at this point.
Bridgestone doesn't just make tires that explode. They also make e-paper that looks absolutely killer. It has a Fresnel surface that lets it bend and twist and it's only two colors right now, but it looks to be the thinnest solution yet.