Most of the concepts on display at the 2014 Geneva auto show were cars, or some variant thereof, but Goodyear unveiled an example of its latest thinking: a concept tire designed for SUVs.
The goal of the tire was to improve SUV efficiency without sacrificing capability. Goodyear took a radical approach with this concept tire, designing it with two distinct rings.
The outer ring comprises about two-thirds of the track width and is of slightly wider diameter than the inner ring. It has a primarily slick surface with cut-ins to move water and prevent hydroplaning. Different textured surfaces also enhance … Read more