New York (CNN Business)Flying cars, though still very much science fiction, could one day disrupt Goodyear’s tire business. If flying cars ever take over the roadways — and skyways — Goodyear would want a chunk of that market.
The company has designed an airless tire, called the Goodyear Aero, which would double as a propeller. The Aero tires would have bladed spokes that act as a fan allowing the wheels to flip upward and help propel a car into the air.
flying tire is currently just a conceptual design. Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer, said the design is meant to spark discussion about transportation options for the future.