New technology adds spark to tyres

SUMITOMO Rubber Industries (SRI) and Kansai University, Japan, have developed a new technology to generate electric power from the rotation of a tyre.

New technology adds spark to tyres  New technology adds spark to tyres  New technology adds spark to tyres  New technology adds spark to tyres  New technology adds spark to tyres

Tyre company Sumitomo has developed a method of generating electricity from tyres as they rotate. Picture courtesy Sumitomo.

The research, undertaken by Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, found that by installing an energy harvester inside a tyre, static electricity can be converted to clean energy.

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