Goodyear develops AMT for use on tires
Nov 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Over the past year, researchers at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have been working on a new Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) application that can aid in fuel savings and CO2 reductions while potentially improving performance and eliminating need for external inflation pressure intervention.
Tire-related costs are the single largest maintenance item for commercial vehicle fleet operators with more than 50% of all truck and trailer breakdowns involving a tire in some way. Goodyear's AMT mechanism allows tires to maintain constant, optimum pressure without the use of external pumps, electronics, and driver intervention.
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