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Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept

The concept tire was introduced by the company at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland

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    Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept That Works on the Ground and in the Air
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    Goodyear's new AERO concept tires marry drone-like propellers to the traditional tire for cars that could drive and fly.

    Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear's Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying. 

    Designed at a Goodyear facility in Luxembourg and introduced by the company Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the tire doesn't actually exist yet, NBC News reported.

    The company calls it a "concept tire" designed to "trigger a debate on the tires and transport technologies for a new mobility ecosystem."