Tires are the single point of contact between a vehicle and the road. They are a vital automotive component and can deliver a significant contribution to road safety. But although tires are an essential part of road safety, they are also little understood.
At Goodyear we invest substantial R&D resources in developing technologies that benefit road safety. Technologies that offer consumers enhanced tire performance in a wide variety of conditions: from compound polymers that deliver better grip and braking; to tread patterns that keep working when worn; through to RunFlat technology which keeps a tire running even in the case of a flat; and the future Air Maintenance Technology (AMT), which Time magazine named as one of the “Best Inventions of the Year 2012”.
A number of external parameters such as the weather can influence the performance of a tire.