Michelin Challenge Design - Truck, Tire and Wheel concept for the North American Market 2050
Concept Breakdown - The Proposed wheel and tire concept are a tall and narrow package, that combines the tire and rim in to one replaceable unit, while separating the sidewall as its own unit. The entire assembly is driven by a hydraulic/pneumatic system which allows for varied ride height. Adjustable ride height allows for a self leveling and varied ride height, and for varied torque delivery to the contact patch.
Michelin Challenge Design 2010 - Tire and rim are exchanged as a unit reducing variables such as bead seal and balancing. The unit as a whole is mounted on one drive rim connected to a pneumatic/hydraulic drive system, which is capable of various ride height; level ride, varied torque delivery, and optimal ride height for off road, or highway applications. Sidewall is a separate unit, allowing for a redundant tire system, and easy replacement in case of curb rash. Tires are available in various colors to suit customer style.