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.
Smart Gadgets Demand a Smarter Grid
By Nancy S. Wolk, CIO, Alcoa - Global Business Services
By John Kamin, EVP and CIO, Old National Bancorp
By Gregg T. Martin, VP & CIO, Arnot Health
By Elliot Garbus, VP-IoT Solutions Group & GM-Automotive...
By Bryson Koehler, EVP & CIO, The Weather Company, an IBM...
By Gregory Morrison, SVP & CIO, Cox Enterprises
By Adrian Mebane, VP-Global Ethics & Compliance, The Hershey...
By Lowell Gilvin, Chief Process Officer, Jabil
By Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products
By Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO, Adobe Systems
By Walter Carvalho, VP& Corporate CIO, Carnival Corporation
By Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP & CIO, Henry Ford Health System
By Bernd Schlotter, President of Services, Unify
By Bob Fecteau, CIO, SAIC
By Kushagra Vaid, GM, Server Engineering, Microsoft
By Steve Beason, Enterprise CTO, Scientific Games
By Steve Bein, VP-GIS, Michael Baker International
By Jason Alan Snyder, CTO, Momentum Worldwide
By Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Red Hat
By Alberto Ruocco, CIO, American Electric Power