GoodYear Eagle 360°
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at Retromobile of the PARIS 11 February 2016
Eagle – 360°
The coral of the brain is a common name given to corals in the family Mussidae, called because of their shape and their generally spheroid grooved surface that looks like a brain. Coral each head is formed by a colony of genetically identical polyps that secrete a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate, This makes them important coral reef builders like other stony corals in the order Scleractinia.
A biomimicry-inspired coral and sea sponges
Another advantage related to the variability of the axis of rotation of a sphere : tire adapting better to the road conditions. for example, if flooded roadway, the tire use a rotation axis contacting with the ground of the water discharge groove (tread) then, returning to dry pavement, change axis so that the tire like a dog shakes, and evacuating all its water. According to the company, the outer structure of the tire was inspired Faviidae, these corals shaped brain (Brain coral), and its tread is lined with a material reproducing the characteristics of sea sponges, absorbent and soft in the presence of water, hard when dry, to optimize traction in all situations.
Version 1-Eagle-360 ° Spherical and Magnetic, the tire of the future Goodyear.
The tire manufacturer Goodyear introduced the Eagle 360 at the Geneva Motor Show.
A tire in the shape of a sphere that could equip cars here 2035. The mechanical connection between the wheel and the car disappear. The vehicle would float through ball that would be magnetized. With new self wheels could move laterally back and forth. The Eagle 360 would also peppered parameters to analyze the road to allow the car to drive autonomously.
This tire rolling sphere or rather invented by Goodyear would be particularly adapted to the constraints that will manage autonomous cars of tomorrow. These cars will indeed be able to react to any unforeseen situation. Nothing like that a tire that would keep the same contact area on the ground and in all circumstances. Made 3D Printer, it would also maneuver more easily in future urban announced as saturated. How these spheres are connected to vehicles ? That's where Goodyear sees further !
The Eagle 360 ° would be connected to the frame by magnetic levitation, already more or less used in rail technology.
GOODYEAR VERSION 2
360° URBAN EAGLE :
The tire manufacturer Goodyear presented at the Geneva Motor Show « Eagle 360 ?? Urban », its last prototype tire driven by artificial intelligence, able to "feel, decide, transform and interact ", as he describes the brand.
Eagle 360 Urban :
presents a bionic skin with a network of sensors that allows the tire prototype check your state and collect environment information, including road surface.
likewise, is able to process "brain" information in their own context in real time via connectivity with other vehicles and with the environment, traffic management systems and mobility.
The Goodyear Eagle 360 ??Urban :
first conceptual tire shot by the artificial intelligence, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017.Source: Goodyear Tires & Goodyear .UK
The future of tires? it is spherical, Connected and Auto Repair !
2017 Goodyear revealed his long-term vision for future intelligent tires, connected. In a mobility ecosystem defined by the evolution of the transition to vehicles and mobility without shared driver in urban centers, Goodyear aims to revolutionize the interaction between the tires, vehicles and their environment. Goodyear unveiled the Urban Eagle 360, his latest concept tire, the Geneva International Motor Show.
3D – printed sphere is the first tire concept being supplied with artificial intelligence and capable of detecting, decide, transform and interact.
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GOODYEAR : IMAGINE A BALL FOR SELF CAR TIRE
The Goodyear is premiering at the Geneva Motor Show a concept of visionary tire for autonomous vehicles of tomorrow. Baptized the Eagle - 360, its spherical shape clashes.
He will tire tomorrow and levitating ball ? In any case, it’s Goodyear’s bet across the Eagle - 360, designed to offer the ultimate in terms of maneuverability, security and connectivity. Its shape creates a smooth lateral movement and helps to steer 360 degrees.
Fact, vehicles equipped with such tires will need less space to successfully park properly. With its multi-orientations profile, this tire can also turn more easily in any direction and therefore reduce the risk of skidding and provide more security. The fact that this tire is printed in 3D also allows to easily customize the.
And if the tire became an important part of the autonomous car ?
Soft Water, hard on the dry- Goodyear Eagle – 360°
From this statement, the manufacturer has designed a tire that can automatically adapt to the road conditions and weather conditions. Adopting a biomimicry design terry, and inspired by a variety of coral, the elements of its structure to adapt to the road surface. Wet road on flexible, hard on the dry, Sponge changes its characteristics according to the weather outside.
Four balls on a pool table
Its spherical shape also has many advantages. The larger contact surface than on a conventional tire avoids loss of adhesion. The behavior curve is totally different since the four balls have the same position in a straight line or curve. It's a bit like a super four-wheel steering system.
Use completely spherical tires requires the elimination of mechanical connections with the car. To replace, Goodyear has designed a maglev link, as the high-speed train scmaglev. Fact, the magnetic field also manages suspension.
Still science fiction ?
On paper, the concept seems great and could give a huge scope for independent car, but it is only science fiction. Currently, maglev has never been used for turning and lead spheres. The idea of sponge structure seems however less remote.
Goodyear Dunlop still present Concepts Looking at the Geneva Motor Show. This year , which is especially true; the Goodyear Eagle 360 Goodyear shows in the form of a sphere. But it is not only the new form that has great potential, there are some very interesting new technologies in the oven design also.