March 3, 2006
Bridgestone develops new multi air chamber tire
Tokyo, Japan – Bridgestone Corporation has announced its development of a multi air chamber tire, which has three separate chambers acting as pressure vessels.
The inside of the tire consists of a main centre chamber and sub-chambers on both sides; the air pressure in each of the chambers can be controlled independently, making it possible to adjust the stiffness balance between the tread area, and the left and right sidewalls. This ensures ideal contact in any condition, for a more stable and comfortable ride. Additionally, if air pressure is lost in one chamber, the remaining ones will be able to support the weight of the tire and continue to operate for a specified distance.
Bridgestone will continue developing the multi air chamber tire for more practical use.