Airless could saved you from changing punctured tires in the middle of no where but without an air, a car would compromised its riding comfort. Thanks to the new technology they have invented in Michelin, it may be possible to have an airless tires without sacrifice riding comfort.
Michelin named it as a Tweel. Although the name sounds a bit weird, they have trademark its name back in 2005. Tweel can give a steady ride and consistent ride. The rubber structures which supporting the tire surface is intelligent to absorb any bumps. Currently, the Tweel will be used for lawnmowers first. But we are sure it is for test market only.
We can see a huge potential in defence departments, heavy industry sector and consumers cars. To ensure it is safe especially in high speed cars and in any weather conditions, Michelin may need more time to do more research before roll out to various market segments.