Concrete Made From Old Tires Proves Tougher and More Sustainable

One of the world’s most widely used materials, concrete is responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions. To find more sustainable alternatives, researchers often look to other resources and, in this case, have turned to old rubber tires. A new study from scientists at the University of South Australia and Melbourne’s RMIT University used crumb rubber concrete—concrete made by grinding used tires into crumb-like pieces—as …

Driving the Rubicon Trail with BFGoodrich

Learning what makes the famous trail both challenging and beautiful

  By design, rock-crawling isn’t an activity for the meek. It’s dangerous, it’s unpredictable, and it’ll test every ounce of your skill behind the wheel. Of course, that’s exactly why people the world over love it the way they do. Even the most modest trails require tact and skill to traverse, and all that is said and done before anyone spends a cent on a …

Living Moss in Goodyear’s Sustainable Tire Concept

A tire concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Oxygene from Goodyear, proposes a ring of moss growing inside its sidewalls. Further, the entire tire will be 3D-printed from recycled tires. The goal here is to improve air quality for vehicles on the move, as the moss absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen. Learn more, and watch a video, over at PSFK.