Sunday, February 20, 2005

Tweel - "Once in a hundred years" innovation

Perhaps one of the most significant revolutions in mobility was invented in the past few years at the Michelin Americas Research and Development Center (MARC) in Greenville, SC. Recently Michelin announced the Tweel, which has the functionality of a pneumatic tire without the air pressure. Terry Gettys, president of the MARC, called the Tweel a "Once in a hundred years" innovation.

Very cool.

While Michelin is focused on commercializing mobility applications of the Tweel, Michelin may be willing to license Tweel technology for non-mobility applications.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Though the long term prospects for the Tweel may be uncertain, it is good to see companies looking for new ideas. There is much too little of this behavior/activity now.

Lynn Daniel