Due to technology and innovation advances we face currently in the world of cars, the competition between car manufacturers became very serious in order to create the best and latest car systems and improvements which help increasing fuel economy and efficiency. Because of that, the “Goodyear” tires Company unveiled its new innovated tires model “BHO3”.
New ” GoodYear ” tires technology
The electric outage and the lack of electric charging stations are considered one of the most common fears concerning electric vehicles. As a result, all the Companies want to avoid such a problem even in case a gas station (charging station) is so far away.
Therefore, the “GoodYear” tires Company developed BHO3 tires that work on generating energy (electricity) through cells that converts heat and movement to an electric current, although the car is parked.
How these tires work ?
With science help, the scientists designed this tires to benefit from the thermal movement of rotation produced from the wheel movement of the vehicle through the use of black energy cells. These cells will help to absorb heat, which means, the more heat is increased , the more energy is generated.The trick here lies on how to convert this accumulated heat into energy. To clarify more, this process is done through a network of thermoelectric materials / piezoelectric, which operates as a source of conversion, transforming the net heat into electric current. Besides, The piezoelectric features also allow to accumulate energy from the tires during this movement.
keen to keep the tires far from overheating, GoodYear Company has developed an internal cooling system within the tire sides to maintain the proper temperature.
This network does not work on the conversion of heat and movement to electrical energy only, but beside to this and to maintaining a degree heat tire , the tires provide structural support for the car, as in case there is a hole in tire, the wheel continues to rotate and go for a distance of up 80 km/h (50 mp/h).
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Even if the BHO3 Goodyear tires are still as a concept, the details and performance information in addition to how to connect it to the car are still under analyze and development, but Goodyear experts expect that this technology will be officially disclosed soon !
Who knows? We may need to separate the tires for recharging next to our smart phones!