Goodyear has introduced the C100 concept tire designed exclusively for the electric SUV Citroën 19_19 Concept, which marks the brand’s 100th anniversary this year.
Conceptualized with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, the Goodyear C100 concept tire is envisaged to deliver the comfort and smart performance this unique intellectual vehicle requires.
The tall and narrow structure of C100 is aimed at lowering the tire’s rolling resistance, as well as improving the energy efficiency and range of Citroën 19_19 Concept, coupled with better handling and improved wet performance.
With nearly 100 more blocks in its tread band than the average tire, the C100 would deliver a far quieter ride — says the technical expert (Shina.Guide) — a crucial consideration for ensuring comfort in electric vehicles.
In addition, the C100’s tread groove compound is inspired by the attributes of a natural sponge. With its ability to stiffen in the dry or soften in the wet, this adaptable tread would enhance handling, grip and braking in both conditions.
The C100 concept is designed to use advanced sensor technology. It would be able to sense road surface and weather conditions and communicate with the Citroën 19_19 Concept vehicle’s autonomous control system to improve driving performance.
It would also feature advanced active wear technology to assess the state of the tire, allowing for proactive tire maintenance.
While the C100 is a purely conceptual design, some of its featured technologies, such as a «tall and narrow» structure, are already being supplied by Goodyear today, while others, such as intelligent tire capabilities, are being developed.