In the “Future Tire” survey conducted by Continental and Forsa, participants stated that tire engineers should give priority to fuel saving, while the price-performance ratio is more important than sustainable production.
Shipping is zamIn line with the changing tire safety expectations of drivers at times, Continental and Forsa conducted a survey on the tire of the future with more than a thousand drivers across Germany. According to the survey results, the most important issue for more than 40 percent of the respondents was that the tires will save more fuel in the future. In the second place, durability took place.
The survey results reveal that the responses differ between age groups. For example, puncture resistance is the most important issue for individuals aged 18-29, while energy efficient tires have come to the fore between the ages of 45-59. Sustainability in materials and production has been the top priority of people aged 30-44.
According to the answers to the question about the future tire prices in Continental's survey, 92 percent of the participants stated that the price-performance ratio is important or very important. In addition, 75 percent of drivers said lower rolling resistance and consequently low fuel consumption is important or very important to them. Tires optimized in terms of rolling resistance and mileage can really affect the total running cost of the vehicle. "So consumers should always pay attention to the EU Tire Label," explains Continental Tire Development Engineer Andreas Schlenke. “The rolling resistance 'A' indicates that the tire turns very efficiently. You can also be sure to buy a very safe and sustainable tire if it has received 'A' rating without wet braking.
“The public debate about the mobility of the future will definitely affect the future of automobile tires,” Schlenke continued. “Our products will play a bigger role in safety as well as improving energy efficiency, puncture resistance and sustainability. However, it should be noted that we already offer products that meet these expectations from the tire of the future. For example, our current EcoContact tire offers 20 percent less rolling resistance and 12 percent more mileage than its predecessor. Our Taraxagum technology offers dandelion rubber as an alternative to tropical rubber. For electric cars, we have developed special technologies that show very low rolling resistance while maintaining strong performance in safety-related criteria. Our ContiSeal technology provides greater puncture resistance by immediately closing the holes in the tread. And very soon, what our tires tread zamwill be able to say the moment is worn. In the future, they will also be able to monitor and adjust tire pressures without having to interrupt the journey. ”