Posted on June 15, 2017

Vision, the Michelin Concept Tire, an Expression of Mobility for the Future

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At Movin’On 2017, Michelin introduced VISION, its concept tire, which is a concentration of technologies. This concept tire, which is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic, is both a wheel and a tire. VISION is a dream within reach because this revolutionary solution is driving the convergence of innovations already explored by the Group’s R&D teams.

By offering a mobility solution that combines a unique tire, services and materials, Michelin is unveiling an innovation that is inspired by nature, is perfectly integrated into the framework of a circular economy an embodies the Group’s vision of the sustainable mobility of the future.

It was under the leadership of the Michelin Corporate Innovation Board (CIB) that the VISION project was launched in Autumn 2016. The CIB’s road map was simple: imagine an object that symbolized the mobility of the future, that was packed with converging technologies and offered an ultra-high level of environmental performance, in accordance with the Group’s 4R strategy and Michelin’s values.

Michelin began by listening to people, from city motorists to race drivers, from farmers to airline pilots, from engineering equipment drivers to children barely old enough to ride bikes. Some 90 people, divided into four panels around the world were questioned about their relationship with mobility. From these discussions, important needs were identified, in particular concerning sustainability. No users wanted to reduce their need for safety. Grip in all weather conditions and effective braking in all circumstances were essential. In addition, users embraced environmental responsibility. They wanted to consume cleanly. Why choose between a fully biodegradable tire and a rechargeable tire? Jean-Dominique SENARD and the members of the Corporate Innovation Board said: “Give us both”.

An organic tire
The materials used, which were both bio-sourced and biodegradable, minimized the tire’s environmental footprint.

A 3D printed tire

VISION is the world’s first tire that recharges. With the aid of 3D printers, it is possible to use just the right amount of rubber on the tire and thus extend its life depending on needs, thereby ensuring mobility in all situations. The tread design is optimized and its depth is reduced in order to reduce its thickness and make the tire more efficient in terms of materials. The tread
design is adapted, in accordance with the user’s mobility needs, with a triple concern for comfort, safety and sustainability.

An airless tire

VISION does away with air, relying instead on an interior architecture capable of supporting the vehicle, ensuring the solidity of the wheel and thus guaranteeing both comfort and safety. VISION can neither explode nor blowout.

A connected tire

Equipped with sensors, VISION provides real time information about its condition. What’s more, thanks to Michelin’s mobile application, it’s possible to simply make an appointment to change the tire’s destination, depending on the user’s needs.



About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


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Alex | June 25, 2019 @ 7:49PM
Would these be better snow tires? Compared to traditional tires. I wonder if snow would cause the tires to shake If it gets lodged in the tires. I just worry about random objects getting in the tire. Would love to buy a set and see for my self

Teresa | June 25, 2019 @ 3:25AM
How xan I have a set to test it?

Marjorie | June 24, 2019 @ 12:33AM
Where can I get the tires and how much are they

Tony | June 24, 2019 @ 12:28AM

Currently, I am using Q7 (model 2015) which type spec 26550R19. Can I have a one set type (UPTIS) to test it. I can pay it for you. Please let me know if you sell direct or via your agency in VN. Thank you

Yeekwokkeen | June 22, 2019 @ 1:38AM
How much???

garret | June 18, 2019 @ 3:16PM
Where could I purchase these tires??

Duncan Harkness | June 17, 2019 @ 5:31PM
Where can I get this ?

Ahmed lotfy | June 10, 2019 @ 6:39AM
Oh really
It's dazzling
Can I have the experience on the Esperanza 516 in Egypt?

alex | March 8, 2018 @ 12:54PM
what are some cons???

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Gary | October 11, 2017 @ 7:36PM
I want to fit low rolling resistance versions of these onto my Ford Focus Electric. I absolutely love appliance-like reliability.

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