Boulder City, Nevada-Amerityre Corp. has announced that its full-size non-pneumatic passenger car tyre has passed Federal Motor VehicleSafety Standard 129 testing.
In April 2005, Amerityre announced that non-pneumatic tyres for compact and mid-sized vehicles had passed the same standard. The prototype tyres, made from a proprietary polyurethane compound, have been developed by Amerityre for prospective use as temporary/spare passenger car tyres and do not require air to operate.
"The tyres are now eligible for use as spare tyres on about 90 percent of all passenger cars produced each year" according to Richard Steinke, Amerityre's president and CEO.
"One of our goals was to have a polyurethane car tyre product ready to commercialise this year," Steinke added. "We have successfully tested multiple designs of the temporary tyres and we're currently working with a couple of automobile manufacturers to begin qualifying the tyres as original equipment 'spare' tyres."
Amerityre says it intends to make its technology available to automotive companies throughout the World and is currently exploring the possibilities of manufacturing the tyres or licensing others with manufacturing rights.
Amerityre believes the innovative temporary/spare tyres will offer car owners better performance than comparable pneumatic spare tyres, as well as providing the security of knowing that the spare tyre will always be ready in the event of a tyre failure.
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Press release from Amerityre