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Michelin Prototype Tire Testing at GM Milford - Uptis (“Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”)

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Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”), at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility today. GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as early as 2024.
Airless technology makes the Uptis Prototype eliminate flats and blowouts. This means Uptis offers significant potential for reducing the use of raw materials and waste, contributing to GM’s vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion as it:

Reduces the number of punctured or damaged tires that are scrapped before reaching the end of their life cycle.
Reduces the use of raw materials, energy for production and emissions linked to the manufacture of spare tires and replacement tires that are no longer required.
Lasts longer by eliminating irregular wear and tear caused by over- or under-inflation.
Reduces dangers related to flats and blowouts.