S Michael March 7, 2017 08:44 PM Nice Sci-Fi video of a de-populated world. If goodyear really wanted to do something for the "real world" may I suggest making their tires out of some other material that would last 2 or three hundred thousand miles before being replaced. Oh, wait... that would mean they wouldn't be making a lot of tires and profits would go down. Silly me... SteveMc March 8, 2017 06:21 AM Production - at least 30 to 50 years down the line, if we are still here.... We've not mastered simple electric cars yet, or more accurately, battery technology. That's kinda more important than 'inventing' a gyroscope balanced two wheeler that nobody needs or would be able to use until we change our roads to glass or other smooth surface. Complete fantasy. watersworm March 8, 2017 07:02 AM Pretty and smarty golf ball ! Commontator March 8, 2017 01:07 PM Other than insta-barf-induction turns, what does it do that properly implemented existing tech can't already do (for less)? Oh! Impress the neighbors, Yes! Applause to Yamaha for their Tricity (3-wheel, tilting) motorcycle that lets old riders feel the potholes, wind and oil slicks, hail and rain, although we've lost our sense of balance back when Indian lost it's amazing stick-shift power train. But who applauds a car with big black-and-blue balls? Nestor the robo-can? Bruce H. Anderson March 8, 2017 01:31 PM And each tire weighs how much? I assume all those acutators aren't made of air or anti-gravity Fremulon. And, by the way, all cars need to be re-designed. Easy peasy. Charles S Roscoe March 8, 2017 02:50 PM This will make it easy for the CIA to hack your ride and kill you.Hahahahahaha, suckers.WIKILEAKS: CIA EXPLORED CAR HACKING TO CARRY OUT “UNDETECTABLE ASSASSINATIONS”Leak revives mystery behind strange death of Michael Hastings Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars. com - MARCH 7, 2017 BobLoblaw March 8, 2017 05:59 PM Great... now they want us to have tires that instead of just wearing out, can malfunction by actually actively forming a slick surface on a slick wet road. Why don't they just lobby the government to remove the law that tires have to hold air, and then roll out the air-less tires? Then instead of AI "auto-treads" we could have actuators that are manually activated and actually useful, rather than just adding a complication/point of failure as if we have a flaming car wreck shortage. MattII March 8, 2017 09:15 PM An interesting concept, but the Jeep Hurricane (2005) would render it redundant. MaksimBandel March 9, 2017 01:26 AM This car is also a teleport. Where did Alex go? Stradric March 9, 2017 11:37 AM Despite the negative comments, I think visions of the future like this are valuable. An omni-directional wheel suspended by magnets has less moving parts and is easier for a computer system to manipulate in a self-driving car. As an example, imagine programming a computer to do parallel parking with traditional wheels versus this system's spherical, omni-directional wheels. One is a complex dance of properly coordinated wheel turns. The other simply just aligns and slides right in.