Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept That Works on the Ground and in the Air

The concept tire was introduced by the company at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland

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Courtesy Goodyear

Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear's Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying. 

Designed at a Goodyear facility in Luxembourg and introduced by the company Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the tire doesn't actually exist yet, NBC News reported.

The company calls it a "concept tire" designed to "trigger a debate on the tires and transport technologies for a new mobility ecosystem."

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