NASA, It continues to transfer its advanced technology to everyday products for more than 50 years. In time space agency’s materials leaked into everything from memory foam mattresses to smartphones and digital camera image sensors.
That’s why groundbreaking tire technology NASA It was only a matter of time before it was added to the long list of so-called byproducts. Smart an initiative called, Metl specially designed for Lunar and Mars rovers, for the bicycle tire named airless shape memory alloy (SMA) tire technologyblazed a trail in this field by using.
The tire will be available to users in the coming years
Does not require inflation and consists of interconnected springs Smart’sThe super-elastic tires are allegedly made like titanium to withstand rough terrain. Tires using NASA technology are thought to attract the driving expectation of environmentally conscious cyclists.
Of NASA Glenn Research Center, originally SMA, typical elastic pneumatic tire he developed his material by converting it into memory alloys that can withstand severe reversible stress and deformation.
In this way NASA engineersflexibly into irregular lunar and Martian terrain to combat punctures. adaptable and returnable to original shapemanaged to create a tire with improved control. Later it turned out that all these functions naturally appeal to the cross-country bike.
Smart is working closely with the space agency on the Metl tire, which is scheduled to be available to consumers early next year, as a NASA approved initiative. In addition, it is thought that Smart tires will be used in cars in the future.