The “VISION concept” tire combines the following innovations:
- An airless wheel designed to last as long as the vehicle, with a lightweight but extremely sturdy alveolar structure. It is made of recycled or biosourced materials that are 100 percent biodegradable and recyclable, making it an organic tire.
- A tread that can be recharged using a 3D printer based on wear and mobility needs. The material used is based on cold vulcanization technology and offers the same performances as a conventional tire.
- A connected tire that communicates with the vehicle and its environment. For example, it can inform drivers of tread wear so they can schedule reprinting and select the right tread based on their use.
In addition to its technical prowess, the VISION concept's futuristic elegance turned heads. Its design has been recognized by leading design experts.Concept VISION was awarded the Reddot Award "Best of the Best Award", obtained in September 2018 in Singapore.
The 4Rs strategy: our approach to the circular economy
Our research and innovations are guided by the circular economy. The circular economy preserves the planet's resources by reducing, reusing, renewing and recycling the materials needed to produce our products, to prevent a negative environmental impact. Our approach to the circular economy is called the "4Rs Strategy" for: Reduce, Reuse, Renew and Recycle.
The 4Rs strategy provides a framework for our innovations and research, as well as our partnerships and our involvement in the sustainable mobility ecosystem.