At the international motor show in Geneva, which is taking place these days, Goodyear presented an unusual concept of the Oxygene automobile tire, which collects energy through photosynthesis. Previously, the company had already proposed ideas for innovative tires that could convert heat and motion to electric current, spherical tires that allow to move in the side, and even one version equipped with artificial intelligence.
Oxygene will use Li-Fi technology (Light Fidelity, optical technology wireless information transfer) to connect to the Internet things. The tire will “breathe” CO2 from the air and roadside moisture, fueling the moss, located in the side walls, and that, in turn – “exhale” the oxygen in the atmosphere.
In addition, the bus in the process of photosynthesis captures energy and uses it to power its electronic devices – airborne sensors, a safety indicator and an artificial intelligence processing unit. The rest of the received energy Oxygene will use Li-Fi to connect to the Internet Things to communicate with other cars and road infrastructure. The protector will be printed on a 3D printer using rubber powder from recycled tires.
According to calculations by Goodyear, in a city the size of Paris, with 2.5 million cars with Oxygene tires, it will be possible to produce 3000 tons of oxygen from 4000 tons of processed CO2 per year.
Undoubtedly, we are talking about a revolutionary concept, and if it can be implemented, air in megacities will become much cleaner in the near future.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));