Bridgestone Debuts Futuristic Concept Tire

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Chrysler Portal concept with Bridgestone concept tire (Photo: Bridgestone)

The Chrysler Portal concept, featuring Bridgestone autonomous driving concept tires, was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Bridgestone has announced the development of a next-generation concept tire, which debuted on the new Chrysler Portal concept vehicle.

The tire employs something Bridgestone calls Contact Area Information Sensing (CAIS) technology, which uses the tire’s contact patch to analyze changing road conditions and share that information with the driver. It offers real-time monitoring of road and weather conditions.

“Technology is rapidly changing the automotive industry and tire innovation is playing a key role in this revolution,” said Mike Martini, President, Original Equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Divisions, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Tires are an important tuning knob for a vehicle. They play a vital role in delivering automakers’ desired vehicle performance, while also meeting the needs and expectations of the next-generation of drivers.”

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