Omni-directional tyres could be the next big thing

Created by a Canadian inventor, these tyres give a car the ability to do all sorts of nifty manoeuvres

Overdrive July 04, 2016 13:51:11 IST
Omni-directional tyres could be the next big thing

When one thinks of a traditional tyre, we’re used to the idea of it rolling on its circumference, effectively giving it a single direction of travel. While this works well when driving the car down roads, they do pose a problem when trying to park or other situations involving a stationary car. Since the steering mechanism is present on the front tyres, the rear end behaves like a pivot, resulting in cumbersome parking manoeuvres to slot the car into a narrow gap. Along with going through the nerve-wracking ordeal, the driver also gets the...

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