We all dread the curse of a flat tyre or a puncture!
Around 3,371 deaths and 9,081 injuries were reported in India in 2014 due to tyre burst related incidents. Globally, 1.25 million injuries and casualties are estimated to occur due to tyre bursts.
Now, TycheeJuno, a team from Odisha headed by Sameer Panda from Odisha has come up with a unique technology to prevent tyre burst and the accidents they can cause.
For their innovation, the team recently bagged an award from NASA at the Create the Future Design Contest 2015 in New York. The contest was conducted by NASA Tech Brief, an event which is jointly organised by NASA and Society of Automobile Engineers, International.
The technology named as ‘Mild Run Flat Tyre’ is a multi-chambered tubeless tire with sealant inside the chamber to take care of puncture in tread and sidewall. The innovators say their product has improved on the traditional drawback of tyres like leakage, deterioration of sealant due to interaction with air, problem in wheel balancing, rubber hardening, clogging near the valve etc.
It is estimated that if this technology is used in 10 million vehicles, carbon emission due to tyre replacement can be reduced up to 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide.