Things are looking more space-age than ever, and futuristic concepts dominated the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The innovation wasn’t just for autos, though . This year, Goodyear Tire debuted two new, futuristic tires: The Eagle 360 and the IntelliGrip.
The IntelliGrip includes modified tread wear and advanced sensor technology designed to communicate with self-driving vehicles. It’s been engineered with safety and effectiveness in mind, and the tire is pretty advanced, but it’s the Eagle 360 that caught our attention.
Looking like a basketball, the Eagle-360, according to a company press release, possesses a “multi-orientation spherical-shape” that “allows the car to move in all directions, contributing to safety for passengers as well as coping with space limitations such as tight parking lots or city streets.” It also includes technologically advanced sensors that allow the tires to communicate weather and road conditions to the vehicle. Pretty neat.
Check out the video below to see exactly how the Eagle-360 would work on the roads.