Greener Mobility

By CIOReview | Monday, June 11, 2018
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With the growing threats to the global environment, every other action today has come under serious scrutiny. There is a recurring need to contemplate and redefine our actions to conserve environment. As the discourse moves ahead, an industry under major scrutiny is that of auto mobile. Although an enormous pressure on the industry is to develop renewable-fuel based automobiles, the answer might not be as simple as it seems. For the so-called green vehicles also bear a serious impact on the environment, and carry drawbacks of not gaining competent performances, high costs, and heavy maintenance. 

With such is the case of renewable alternatives, Goodyear, a leading automobile tire manufacturer, has come up with an interesting tire concept, namely Oxygene. Ushering an ingenious approach to mobile sustainability, Goodyear is indeed leading the path for sustainable innovation. The underlying technology behind the wheel is that it is lined with a living moss, which in-turn would contribute as an effective air filter.

To go deeper, the tire’s structure and smart thread are such that they will absorb/circulate the moisture and water from the road, hitherto leading to photosynthesis, and thereby releasing oxygen into the environment. The application of such a tire certainly promises to reduce the vows of air pollution. Goodyear is firmly confident that if more than 2.5 million vehicles start using the wheel regularly, they may contribute in producing more than 3,000 tons of oxygen and absorb more than 4000 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

With such an innovative venture, it looks like the future of mobility is not just circular but is in safe hands.