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Goodyear ReCharge reimagines tire replacement

Pop a pill for the tire and the tread regrows itself.

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Goodyear has totally rethought tire replacement with the ReCharge tire concept.

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Goodyear imagines feeding the tires pills to regenerate tire tread.

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Specific pills give the tire a different tread, say for changing weather, or a personalized blend for a driver.

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The tread itself is made from a material inspired by spider silk.

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Not only is the material sustainable, but the tire is totally biodegradable.

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It's a low-maintenance process, but this kind of technology is nowhere near ready for production.

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One can only dream it'll be this easy one day.

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