Evolution of Tyre Technology
You probably don't give much thought to your tyres. Despite the fact that they are the sole point of contact between your vehicle and the road, they are one of the most critical aspects of having a safe vehicle.
As a result, it's easy to overlook their humble beginnings and how far they've gone.
Keep reading to learn about the extraordinary evolution of the basic wheel, which has led us from simple rubber rings to the innovative products we have today.
were created circa 3500 BC and consisted of a curved piece of wood put under
any heavy object that needed to be moved from one location to another.
This ride, however, was the greatest creation of man, but it also had many challenges while transferring from one location to another because of its stiffness. Later, leather was used to soften the ride, but the leather was eventually replaced with rubber.
Solid Rubber Tyre
In 1837, Charles Goodyear designed the rubber tyre. The original rubber tyre, on the other hand, was pure rubber, which meant it contained no air and was utilized by slow-moving vehicles.
Benz's first gasoline automobile,
which debuted in 1888, used metal tyres coated in air-filled rubber. This was a
defining moment in the tyre business. Pneumatic tyres were introduced for the
In 1905, the tyre tread was
introduced, which shielded the tyre carcass from direct contact with the road.
It also enhanced the amount of tyre resistance.
This was known as a balloon tyre, and it contained low-pressure air for travel on soft or uneven ground.
Eleven years later, in Finland, the first winter tyres, often known as snow tyres, were developed. Tubeless tyres were invented in 1947, which assisted in the vehicle's weight reduction.