ERJ staff report (LMH)
Akron, Ohio - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Air Maintenance Technology has been named one of Time magazine's â€œBest Inventions of the Year 2012.â€
Each year Time magazine's technology editors list the year's â€œmost important innovations.â€ This year's list includes 25 inventions, which in addition to Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology, includes NASA's Z-1 space suit, the Tesla Model S electric car and indoor clouds, Goodyear said in an 8 Nov news release.
Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) will help ensure the optimum tyre pressure is maintained and as a result, could mean substantial savings at the fuel pump, the tyre maker said. All of its components, including the miniaturised pump, will be fully contained within the tyre.
â€œWe are honored to be named as one of Time magazine's 'Best Inventions of the Year 2012,' said Goodyear's Chief Technical Officer Jean-Claude Kihn. â€œThis award recognises the outstanding work of our engineers in Akron and Luxembourg, as well as our efforts to bring innovative new products to market.
Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology is currently under development by Goodyear in Akron and Luxembourg and is not yet available for purchase.
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News release from Goodyear