Tyre rubs out need for air

Airless tyres were developed for the military but may now go public. Photo / Supplied
Airless tyres were developed for the military but may now go public. Photo / Supplied

One of the world's biggest tyre companies may have the answer to puncture problems - a tyre that doesn't need air.

Polaris hopes to have the tyre on the market next year. It recently bought Resilient Technologies, which developed the airless tyres for military and off-road buggy use. But Polaris has been so encouraged by the project's progress it wants to make the tyre available to the public.

The tyre's core is a honeycomb web of hexagon-shaped rubber which prevents it from collapsing.

- NZ Herald

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