Michelin’s Futuristic Uptis Tire Is Both Airless And Puncture-Proof

Jun 7, 2019

Category: Gear

Michelin and General Motors combined forces to dream big and literally reinvent the wheel. The Michelin Uptis Prototype Tire is a big leap into the future, providing us with a puncture-proof airless option.

The Uptis, which stands for Unique Puncture-proof Tire System, is a staggering advancement for Michelin’s VISION concept presented at the 2017 Movin’On Summit. Michelin’s VISION concept focused on four main innovation pillars: connected, 3D-printed, 100% sustainable, and airless. The Uptis showcases incredible improvements in architecture and use of composite materials, enabling the airless tire to bear a car’s weight at road-going speeds. With the Uptis, drivers will feel safer, enjoy very minimal maintenance, and help the environment by reducing the use of raw materials. Michelin and General Motors are testing the revolutionary tire with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and will initiate real-world testing in Michigan later this year. The team is pushing to validate the Uptis sometime in 2024.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Spyderco's SwayBack Is A Top-Shelf Take On Classic English Jack Knives

Marcin Slysz designs a modern, premium materials interpretation of the classic knife.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Black Ember’s Kompak Crossbody Bag Is Made of Recycled Cordura

The durable bag is the highlight of the brand's new Kompak collection.

Posted By

Oct 15, 2021

Featured Image

Spyderco Modernizes Traditional English Jack Knives with Its Top-Shelf SwayBack

A sub-4 oz. frame-locking EDC blade with titanium scales & a CTS-XHP blade.

Posted By

Oct 15, 2021

Featured Image

Allbirds’ First-Ever Trail Runners Are Sustainable & Ready for Adventure

The eco-friendly shoe brand ventures into the outdoor running space with a tough, all-natural shoe.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

Mattel Creations Rolls Out a Wildly-Detailed Tesla Cybertruck Kit

A 3,000-piece kit that's loaded with lifelike details & functional elements.

Posted By

Oct 14, 2021

Featured Image

The 10 DIY Car Repairs Everyone Should Know

Important maintenance tasks that can be completed at home with few tools.

Posted By

Oct 13, 2021