Goodyears newest tire is for flying cars

first_img Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Geneva Motor Show 2019 Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box reading • Goodyear’s newest tire is for flying cars The Goodyear Aero concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva auto show functions as a narrow, non-pneumatic tire when on the ground, then acts as a propeller when rotated and spun up to high RPM in a tilt-rotor application. Given the amount of recent hype around autonomous flying cars, its a concept worth looking at.Goodyear’s Aero concept can function in the vertical plane as a road going tire/wheel assembly, and in the horizontal plane as a tilt-rotor propeller. Goodyear The most clever part of Aero is how the wheel’s “spokes” are also the propeller’s blades. Pitched, curved and manufactured precisely, they would seem to save a lot of space, expense, and articulation headaches on a flying car.The rubber that wraps around those blades would be solid, rather than an air-filled tire that would deform and disintegrate at aeronautic RPM. But without a pneumatic cushion Goodyear’s material scientists will have to pull some all-nighters to formulate a material compliant enough to cushion the ride on ground while also tough enough to protect the critical wheel/propeller structure. I wouldn’t want to get aloft only to find out I have a cracked prop blade because I curbed it downtown an hour before.aero-2The interior of the Goodyear Aero would be a sophisticated turbine-style fan for aerial propulsion, while the outside would be a narrow non-pneumatic tire that provides cushioning and grip. Goodyear Goodyear imagines this Aero assembly being spun by magnetic propulsion and controlled by AI, both of which are the sorts of things you just have to say in 2019. But more realistic is their vision that Aero would be monitored by a fiber optic sensor package to make sure it’s in perfect condition and performing properly in its two critical missions. That jibes with an exploding trend of smart monitoring technology in the auto business, from Porsche’s new Wet Mode that listens for the audio signature of wet pavement, to millimeter wave in-car monitoring tech from Texas Instruments that seeks to revolutionize awareness of who’s in the car and their state. Maybe the most interesting part of these “tires” is that we’re talking about the components needed for self-flying cars. We’ve seen Goodyear concept tires and wheels that grow moss in their middle or that roll every direction like a billiard ball with English on it, but this time they’re taking flight. Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Tags • More From Roadshow 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: The most extreme midsize off-roader you can buy See All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Geneva Motor Show 2019 Cooley On Cars 1:26 Goodyear’s Aero tire is for flying self-driving cars Comment 1 Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Share your voice Roadshowlast_img read more

Centre to offer six CBM blocks for bidding in fifth round

first_img“We have identified 6 CBM blocks for offering in the next round of CBM block auction,” the official said. The blocks are GJ(1)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(2)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(3)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(4)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(5)-CBM-2013/V and GJ(6)-CBM-2013/V, all in Gujarat.In the previous rounds, a total of 33 CBM blocks spread over 16,613 square kilometers had been awarded. The blocks awarded hold 62.4 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of in place reserves, out of which 9.9 Tcf has been established so far. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash“So far only 8 blocks have reached development stage and only one block has reached commercial production stage and four others are producing incidental CBM,” he said. The government, he said, is keen to push for CBM extraction in a big way and will soon announce the 5th round of bidding. “The bid round has to be approved by the Cabinet and once that happens, the government will issue Notice Inviting Offer (NIO),” the official said. “Fiscal and terms of CBM block offering are under finalisation and will need to be approved by the Cabinet.”  Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsRoadshows will be held in India and abroad to attract global majors to invest. Of the 33 CBM blocks offered in the first four rounds, four blocks have been given up for poor prospectivity and 12 others are under the relinquishment. Prospecting license for three other blocks had not been granted.So in effect, there are only 14 operational CBM blocks. Among the companies which have relinquished the blocks include Australia-based Dart Energy, which gave up four out of five blocks it had won. BP plc of UK, the only other big foreign name to have bid for CBM blocks in India, too is relinquishing its CBM block in West Bengal. The official said Great Easter Energy Corp’s Raniganj (South) block in West Bengal is the only one on commercial production since July 2007 and is currently producing 0.42 million standard cubic meters per day of gas.last_img read more

Pregnant Rani is perfectly fine Spokesperson

first_imgActor Rani Mukerji, who is expecting her first child with her husband filmmaker Aditya Chopra, was hospitalised here.Her spokesperson has confirmed that she is “perfectly fine and all is well”. She was taken to the hospital on November 14. It was reported that Rani was at a Diwali bash after which the Ghulam actor was left thoroughly exhausted and needed medical intervention.But Rani’s spokesperson has confirmed that she was hospitalised as she needed rest under “medical supervision”. “Rani Mukerji was admitted to the hospital as the doctor felt that she needed to rest for a few days under medical supervision. She was discharged, but has chosen to rest it out in the hospital for a few more days as the baby’s room is being prepared at home and she wanted to be away from the dust and noise. “She is perfectly fine and all is well,” Rani’s spokesperson said in a statement. The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actress will be discharged on Thursday. Rani tied the knot with Aditya last year and is expected to welcome her first child in January 2016. There were reports of Pamela Chopra eagerly waiting to bring her grandchild home. Rani, who was last seen in ‘Mardaani’ was considered for a cola brand endorsement.last_img read more