Bridgestone commercialises support-ring runflat system

Brussels — Bridgestone Corp. has introduced a support-ring runflat system, “based on technical collaboration with Germany’s Continental AG and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd,” according to a company press release.

Bridgestone said, “The support ring will be delivered to Toyota Motor Corporation for use in its new RAV4 for the European market.”

In the release Bridgestone said, “The support ring is made of a lightweight metal ring and rubber so as to provide flexible support to the tyre. In case of air loss, the core ring…

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