Who said space exploration is of no use? We debunked this rumor a while ago in our special post on space technologies used on Earth, but new evidence has recently come in regarding what we said a while ago.
Society SMART TireA company that develops airless tires using the technology behind NASA’s rover has won two innovation awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Innovative tire – called METL – Designed as part of SMART’s collaboration with NASA’s Glenn Research Center.
The two organizations have developed tires using “shape memory metals” designed to withstand harsh aerospace conditions. The result detailed by SMART Tire is one puncture-proof tire that will last for years. “You can stick a kitchen knife into the tire and continue driving as it will not affect the structural integrity of the tire.“The company’s co-founder, Brian Yennie, said.
If everything goes according to plan, METL coming soon for electric scooters (while now available for bikes) finally to enter the car tire market in a few years. “20 percent of roadside emergencies involve a tire problem, and the vast majority are caused by pressure loss or improper inflation.Yennie continues.
The company claims on its website that the METL bike tire will retail for around $100-$150 and will be available in the first quarter of 2023. By the way, did you know that Goodyear tires are going to the moon soon?
Source: Every Eye