(SWITZERLAND)

Goodyear is showcasing a new concept tire inspired by the circular economy at the Geneva International Motor Show this month.

Called Oxygene, the tire incorporates living moss that grows in its sidewall. The combination of its open structure and ‘smart tread design’ means water from the road surface is absorbed and circulated’,  enabling photosynthesis to take place and oxygen to be released into the air.

“With more than two-thirds of the world population expected to live in cities by 2050, the demands on transport networks in urban environments will increase substantially. Smarter, greener infrastructure and transport will be crucial in addressing the most pressing challenges of urban mobility and development,” said Chris Delaney, President of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.

It has a number of innovative features, including the ability to power electronics embedded within it from the ‘energy generated during photosynthesis’

Visitors to the Geneva International Motor Show – which 8 to 18 March – can see the concept tire at Stand 2056, Hall 2.