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Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept That Works on the Ground and in the Air

The concept tire was introduced by the company at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland

Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear's Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying. 

Designed at a Goodyear facility in Luxembourg and introduced by the company Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the tire doesn't actually exist yet, NBC News reported.

The company calls it a "concept tire" designed to "trigger a debate on the tires and transport technologies for a new mobility ecosystem."

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