The SMART Tire Company is bringing a space-age tire that changes the way vehicles perform on and off road, enabling new transportation possibilities.
Originally developed by NASA and now commercialized for terrestrial use by The SMART Tire Company, the Shape Memory Alloy Radial Technology (SMART), a revolutionary new technology for the $300 billion tire industry.
These superelastic tires are airless, durable and will never go flat. Made from a special advanced material, NiTinol+ (nickel titanium), a shape memory alloy (SMA) that’s elastic like rubber, yet strong like titanium.
The tire was born out of the extreme challenges NASA faces on Mars, where there are no roads, temperatures can reach -100C and tire performance is mission critical. Today, The SMART Tire Company is Reimagining the Wheel™ again, by bringing this tire technology to new applications here on Earth.
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