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Flat tires could soon be a thing of the past

Uptis Prototype Wheels Michelin

Michelin and General Motors are collaborating on developing Uptis, a revolutionary airless tire technology for passenger vehicles that requires minimal maintenance and is designed to be puncture-proof.

Through Michelin’s expertise in high-tech materials, Uptis is a significant development in existing airless mobility technology. Uptis eliminates the need for pressure checks, making it ideal for self-driving vehicles and passenger car fleets.

Through Michelin’s expertise in high-tech materials, Uptis is a significant development in existing airless mobility technology. Uptis eliminates the need for pressure checks, making it ideal for self-driving vehicles and passenger car fleets.

Uptis’s revolutionary design and materials will yield sustainability benefits, such as reducing the number of tires that are condemned to scrap and reducing overall raw materials and energy used in tire production.

Uptis Prototype Wheels Michelin

Michelin & GM take the air out of tires

“The Uptis Prototype demonstrates Michelin’s capacity for innovation — in both the mastery of these high-tech materials and also the development approach in close collaboration with GM, which validates our Vision concept as a roadmap for innovation,” said Eric Vinesse, executive vice president, research and development, Group Michelin, who revealed Uptis at the Movin’On Summit. “Uptis represents progress toward Michelin’s vision for tomorrow’s mobility, and also embodies our commitment to a better, sustainable mobility for all.”

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