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MICHELIN® Uptis
The First Airless Mobility Solution for Passenger Vehicles
The MICHELIN® Uptis (Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System) is an airless mobility solution for passenger vehicles, which reduces the risk of flat tires and other air loss failures that result from punctures or road hazards.
UPTIS IS THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF AIRLESS SOLUTIONS, SUPPORTED THROUGH:
1INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
Through Michelin's expertise in high-tech materials, Uptis is a significant development in existing airless mobility technology. Uptis eliminates the need for pressure checks, making it ideal for self-driving vehicles and passenger car fleets.
2VALUED PARTNERSHIPS
General Motors, a major global OEM and valued partner to Michelin, has signed a joint research agreement as a co-development partner, with the breakthrough goal of making Uptis a mainstream reality on passenger vehicles as early as mid-decade.
3SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS
Uptis's revolutionary design and materials will yield sustainability benefits, such as reducing the number of tires that are condemned to scrap and reducing overall raw materials and energy used in tire production.
An Airless Mobility Solution for Passenger Vehicles
The MICHELIN® Uptis tire is an assembled airless mobility solution made accessible to passenger vehicles, which offers many advantages.
Watch Uptis 2019 Announcement Video

Car drivers feel safe and secure on the road due to the reduced risk of flat tires and other air loss failures that result from punctures or road hazards.

Fleet owners and professional vehicle drivers optimize their business productivity (no downtime from flats, near-zero levels of maintenance).

Raw material is reduced, which in turn reduces waste.

The MICHELIN® Uptis tire represents a major advancement toward achieving Michelin’s VISION concept, which includes four pillars of innovation: airless, connected, 3D-printed and 100% sustainable (renewable and bio-sourced).

MICHELIN & GM
TAKE THE AIR OUT OF TIRES
For Passenger vehicles
Revolutionary Design Yields Massive Benefits

Airless technology enables Uptis to reduce the risk of flat tires and other air loss failures that result from punctures or road hazards. When applied to large-scale production, this characteristic means Uptis offers significant potential for reducing the use of raw materials and waste.*

12%

of tires scrapped each year due to unreparable air loss failures 

+

8%

of tires scrapped each year due to irregular wear by improper tire pressure

=

~20%

of scrapped tires could be addressed by Uptis 

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© 2021 Michelin North America, Inc., All rights reserved. The Michelin Man is a registered trademark owned by Michelin North America, Inc. 1 Parkway S. Greenville SC 29615 USA