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The Eagle GO concept tyre's tread compound is made of nearly all sustainable materials.
Goodyear used a range of sustainable materials in the tyre tread compound to develop the Eagle GO concept tyre, which will be fitted to Citroën’s oli new concept car. The Eagle GO is the third Goodyear concept tyre developed with Citroën and has been created to optimise efficiency, durability and comfort.
This concept tyre uses a compound in the tread, the part of the tyre that wears, made of nearly all sustainable or recycled materials. These include sunflower oils and pine tree resins renewable solution to replace petroleum derived oil, natural rubber from the Hevea brasiliensis tree is used to replace synthetic petroleum-based rubber, and rice husk ash silica from rice processing to reduce waste going to landfills.
According to Goodyear, the Eagle GO concept tyre has the potential to be renewed twice across its lifetime, which increases the lifespan of the tyre. The company has set an objective for the Eagle GO concept tyre to achieve up to 500,000km through the reuse of the sustainable carcass and renewable tread.
Another features of the Eagle GO concept tyre is it uses Goodyear SightLine technology, which includes a sensor that monitors a variety of tyre health parameters. This technology is already being applied to help Goodyear fleet customers and could significantly reduce waste and increase efficiency by maintaining ideal pressure and tyre condition. Monitoring the health of the tyre is an important factor in determining whether or when a tyre’s tread can be renewed, thus increasing circularity and efficiency. Adding this technology to the Eagle GO concept tyre is in line with Goodyear’s goal to reinvent tyres and service, delivering data-and-sensor-enabled intelligence in all new products by 2027.
“Tyre architecture has come a long way by incorporating sustainable materials and smart technologies,“ explained Laurent Colantonio, Regional Technology Director EMEA. “With Citroën, we have a relationship that provides a great testbed for developing and testing new technologies and techniques.
“Concept tyres are a fantastic way for Goodyear to research and develop ground-breaking technologies that can make its way into our products. The learnings from this project will go towards our future as a mobility enabler that consistently innovates its products and services.”
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