Bridgestone develops, “3rd generation” runflat tyres

ERJ staff report (DS)

Tokyo — Bridgestone Corp. said it has improved the riding comfort of run-flat tyres. The company said it will begin marketing this “third generation” of run-flat tyres in 2009, focusing on sales to original equipment manufacturers for installation in new passenger vehicles.

Bridgestone claims runflats are ecologically effective. In a statement, the company said, “Eliminating spare tyres from all vehicles would help save resources by reducing the approximately 59 million spare tyres annually. Furthermore, CO2 emissions over the spare tyre lifecycle -…

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