"non-pneumatic tire" (or tyre if you're English) – very exciting for non-latex based rubber


Why am I so excited by these tyres? I was going to ask you/me/the ether that very question but I’ve answered it even before I managed to tap it out into Movable Type. I’m excited by these tyres because they’re completely brilliant. They’re cool. I hate to use that word but they are. They’re cool.

These tyres are cool because they’re a game changer – another phrase I can’t stand. Unfortunately, the game in this case happens to be military warfare but it seems some good can come out of the practise of killing people.

The NPT has been developed by Resilient Technologies as part of their $18m grant from the Pentagon (I wonder if they’d give me one of them?) and it’s made of a honeycomb structure that’s enough to hold up the weight of a Humvee