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Continental future tire concept inflates while it rolls

The company thinks it's just the tire for autonomous cars in ride-sharing fleets of the future.

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Meet C.A.R.E (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified.), a fully connected tire from Continental, with sensors embedded in the its structure.

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Not only does the tire benefit from digesting tons of data via the sensors, which can boost efficiency among a fleet of vehicles, but it also inflates itself while it rolls.

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The sensors are the rubber's watchdog for possible damage, tread depth, temperature and pressure. 

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While the first three areas will show up for a fleet manager to watch, the tire is totally capable of maintaining the proper tire pressure at all times.

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Instead, the tire features built-in pumps housed in the wheel. During vehicle acceleration, the forces work within the wheel to create compressed air.

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The system, which Continental calls "PressureProof," ensures the tire pressure remains in an ideal range for efficiency. 

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