Toward tires that repair themselves

Posted by sdesapio 5 years, 5 months ago to Science
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From the article: "For the first time, scientists have made tire-grade rubber without the processing step—vulcanization—that has been essential to inflatable tires since their invention. The resulting material heals itself and could potentially withstand the long-term pressures of driving."

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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 5 years, 5 months ago
    Cool. I seem to remember my parents getting more flats when I was kid. I don't think I've had a car flat tire since the late 90s.

    When my Toyota hit 100k miles in the 90s, I started having one problem after the other, even though I did the maintenance. My current Mazda has 130k miles an no problems.

    It seems like they've really come along way making automotive stuff more reliable.
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