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The days of flat tires and spares are numbered. Sure, self-inflating tires are all well and good, but don't protect from the darn puncture itself. Similar to Michelin's tweels, Bridgestone has cooked up some air-free concept tires that use a tough but flexible thermoplastic structure that beha

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Just in time for that Tron reboot comes a set of tires for your ride that will not only see you looking fresh at night but could also keep you from becoming someone's hood ornament. They're called Cyglo Night Bright Tyres, featuring embedded LEDs in the tread and the sidewalls. At a standstill the

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Leave it to a gaggle of brilliant wood science researchers at Oregon State University to figure out that we've been doing this whole \"tire\" thing wrong for generations now. While studying some uses of microcrystalline cellulose, which can be made easily from practically any type of plant fiber, the

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Tire monitors are nothing new, but Pirelli's taking the idea a step farther by inserting sensors and microchips directly into the tires themselves. The Cyber Tire and Cyber Tire Lean can measure pressure, temperature and vehicle load, sending the information along using RFID. The self-powered Cyber

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What's a northeastern driver to do when wintry roads spell danger for everyday tires, while normal conditions hamper breaking ability for the studded variety? Well, Q's Celsius tires have traction studs that protrude and retract on your command -- practical and 007 slick, like something Q would inst

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