Michelin Uptis, An Illustration of Michelin’s Expertise In High-Tech Materials
Unveiled for the first time two years ago at the Movin’On sustainable mobility summit, Michelin’s airless prototype tyre, has taken another step forward, this time winning over the public.
The need for air is eliminated with a revolutionary structure capable of supporting the vehicle, while also delivering a safe, comfortable ride. This is a technological challenge that Michelin’s R&D teams have been able to meet, thanks in particular to the group’s high level of expertise in high-tech materials. The group intends to take advantage of this expertise acquired over more than 130 years to accelerate the development of new fields beyond tyres.
Mr. JWW and Gercollector, two automotive youtubers, were also able to test Michelin Uptis in real-life conditions on public roads. “Can’t wait to see it roll out on cars. Its amazing comfort, the Michelin Uptis tyre definitely fulfilled its contract,” they commented.