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Self-inflating tyre technology wins top award

Publication date: 09 March 2009

Self-inflating tyre technology wins top award

The Self Inflating Tyre (SIT), a new invention by Coda Development, has scooped the prestigious Tire Technology of the Year award at the Tire Technology Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2009, which were presented at Tire Technology Expo last week in Hamburg, Germany.


SIT is an integral tyre feature that uses atmospheric air to inflate the tyre automatically when a vehicle is in motion, compensating for natural loss of pressure, and ensuring maintenance-free, constant tyre pressure over the lifetime of the tyre.


“It’s a fantastic, beneficial technology, yet remains a simple, inexpensive solution designed to be manufacturer-friendly,” says Adam Gavine, editor of Tire Technology International. “Production costs for incorporating this component will increase only marginally compared to regular tyres, but the benefits the technology provides are considerable.” Coda Development, which is based in Prague, Czech Republic, plans to develop the system further into a proven production model in joint cooperation with partners from the automotive and tyre industries.


Source: ITS international

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