Continental truck tires help drive London Eye

ERJ staff report (BC)

Fort Mill, South Carolina – Continental HSRs (Heavy Steer Regional truck tires) act as friction rollers along the wheel rim of the EDF Energy London Eye observation wheel. Each tire is turned by a hydraulic motor, and the rotation of the tires drives the entire wheel structure for a rotating view of the London skyline.

The Eye’s drive systems are located in two towers, one at either end of the wheel’s boarding platform.

The world’s tallest (135m) cantilevered observation wheel weighs 1,200 tonnes and…

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