It sounds like something out of a Bond film, but Goodyear has developed a new system which allows tires to automatically inflate themselves.

It sounds like something out of a Bond film, but Goodyear has developed a new system which allows tires to automatically inflate themselves.

Called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT), the system features a miniaturized air pump that is fully contained within the tire. Goodyear provided no indication when the technology will start appearing in consumer products, but the company said AMT is powered by the tire's rotational energy.

According to Chief Technical Officer Jean-Claude Kihn, "A tire that can maintain its own inflation is something drivers have wanted for many years. This will become the kind of technological breakthrough that people will wonder how they ever lived without."

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