The Adaptive Automotive Tire Transforms to Fit Road Conditions

 - May 16, 2012
References: htwk-leipzig.de & springwise
Those living in cold climates are going to want to pay close attention to the development of the adaptive automotive tire. This groundbreaking tire was created by researchers at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Shape-shifting parts have been installed on the adaptive automotive tire to allow its longitudinal and transverse grooves to move separately, letting the tire shift its shape to provide better traction while on dirt roads or pavement.

Designers have been trying to create a shape-shifting tire capable of conforming to any and all road conditions for some time now with little success. The adaptive automotive tire is still just a prototype, a patent-protected one at that, but its mere existence should bring hope to those sick of purchasing snow tires come winter.