#976: TyreDrier

The design of tyre treads, so that they shed water effectively and maintain grip in the wet, is something of an art.

Today’s invention takes a new approach to the problem in the form of an air blade for tyres.


Cars would have a series of nozzles located across each wheelwell. These would be supplied with compressed air so that, in rainy conditions, jets of air would be blasted onto the tyre surface (especially into and around the grooves) in order to detach water from the surface so that the treads have an increased opportunity to grip the road surface.

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