Hanover, Germany – Germany tire and technology company Continental AG has introduced two concept tires which are aimed at improving safety.
ContiAdapt combines micro-compressors integrated into the wheel to adjust the tire pressure with a variable-width rim.
The system can modify the size of the contact patch, which under different road conditions is a decisive factor for both safety and comfort.
The patches allow four different combinations to adapt to wet, uneven, slippery and normal conditions.
“For example, a smaller contact patch combined with high tire pressure make for…