The tiny tyre device that could change the way cars work

Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber has developed a small device that sits inside the tyre to capture static electricity created as the tyre rotates.

Developed in conjunction with Kansai University in Osaka, the “power generating device” or “Energy Harvester” is something Sumitomo says has “great potential for practical applications as a power source for various automotive digital tools”.

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