One of the most annoying things that can happen to a driver is getting a flat tire.
It has never been convenient. In a war zone, it can be deadly.
An ingenious honeycomb design by a Wisconsin engineering company is the key to airless tires. When engineers at Resilient Technologies began working on tire designs, they settled on one of the most resilient natural structures – the six-sided cells bees construct to hold their honey.
In developing the design, the Wisconsin team studied other airless tires, but in the end settled on lessons learned from nature. Aside from strength, this particular geometry also does a great job of reducing noise and heat levels while rolling-two common problems with past airless tire models.
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