Goodyear’s AMT Tires Will Eliminate Need for Spares

Detroit Bureau - August 14, 2011

Goodyear is devel­op­ing a new con­cept it calls Air Main­te­nance Tech­nol­o­gy that could all but elim­i­nate the need for spare tires on any vehi­cle. AMT uses a minia­tur­ized pump con­tained with­in the tire itself to main­tain the opti­mal pres­sure. The sys­tem would effec­tive­ly over­come all but a major leak or blow-out. Dri­vers using run-flat tires must even­tu­al­ly find a garage or oth­er source for a repair or replace­ment tire. That need would be elim­i­nat­ed almost entire­ly with Goodyear’s AMT. Tires could stay inflat­ed under nor­mal con­di­tions, mak­ing it unnec­es­sary for motorists to check their tires.