No sidewall, no air, no flats, just “tweel.” A revolutionary new tire design by Michelin – given the name Tweel – has been in development at the company’s Greenville, South Carolina research and development facility since 1995.

The Tweel is available for low-speed vehicles such as wheelchairs, Segways, and military vehicles. Currently, the Tweel is being testing under high-speed conditions and Michelin reports improved performance and better handling. According to Michelin, the Tweel is projected to replace existing tire designs within the next 10 to 15 years.

A composite reinforced treadband, flexible wheel and polyurethane spokes replace the traditional designed tire. As shown in the video below, you can see right through the area of the tire normally filled with air.

The Michelin Tweel – Video

The Michelin Tweel

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