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August 05, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Local Motors debuts non-pneumatic tires developed for Olli

Local Motors, which produces Olli, its autonomous electric vehicle, at its West Knoxville facility, debuted the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s non-pneumatic tires (NPT) at an event in Jacksonville last week.

Non-pneumatic or “airless” tires distribute a vehicle’s weight with a spoke or web design as opposed to the pressurized air that’s been the automotive standard for decades. Based on product testing over the last three years, the NPTs have a variety of benefits that may be best realized in the low-speed autonomous vehicle use case.

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