Self inflating tyre technology captures innovation award

Self inflating tyre technology captures innovation award

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The Tire Technology of the Year award, handed out at the Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg, Germany, has been awarded to the creators of the Self-Inflating Tyre at Coda Development.

While self-inflating tyres aren’t new to the market (especially in the commercial industry), nearly all of the existing systems utilise compressed air to inflate or maintain tire pressure. This requires a compressor or reservoir tank to feed air to the tyres. Coda’s “SIT” system uses a peristaltic pump built directly into the tyre that uses the spinning wheel to force air through a liquid-filled tube to maintain pressure at a set level. Designed to aid fuel economy and improve safety, the SIT system claims to maintain a constant inflation pressure over the lifetime of the tyre. It’s a simple, lightweight system that doesn’t require any power source, the prototype proved popular last year. Twelve months later, and now with an award under its belt, it might be time to get the SIT system rolling.

Coda tyre1

The Tire Technology of the Year award, handed out at the Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg, Germany, has been awarded to the creators of the Self-Inflating Tyre at Coda Development.

While self-inflating tyres aren’t new to the market (especially in the commercial industry), nearly all of the existing systems utilise compressed air to inflate or maintain tire pressure. This requires a compressor or reservoir tank to feed air to the tyres. Coda’s “SIT” system uses a peristaltic pump built directly into the tyre that uses the spinning wheel to force air through a liquid-filled tube to maintain pressure at a set level. Designed to aid fuel economy and improve safety, the SIT system claims to maintain a constant inflation pressure over the lifetime of the tyre. It’s a simple, lightweight system that doesn’t require any power source, the prototype proved popular last year. Twelve months later, and now with an award under its belt, it might be time to get the SIT system rolling.

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