When tyres blow up, they can be the cause of many deaths, especially if said tyre was fitted on a vehicle travelling at a decent speed.
However, a team of innovators called TycheeJuno, led by Sameer Panda, an engineer based in Odisha, may have just put to bed all your worries about your tyres bursting under you.
Their Burst Prevention and Puncture Curative (BPPC) technology recently won an award from NASA, in their Create the Future Design Contest - 2015, held this month in New York.
The Mild Run Flat Tyre was developed by the team with the help of their BPPC tech. It features a multi-chambered tube/tubeless tire with a layer of sealant which prevents air from escaping from the tyre.
The tech helps prevent punctures and decreases the possibilities of tyre bursts and can even help a punctured tyre run normally on the road. The tech also helps with dynamic wheel balancing, increases the life of the tyre, and increases fuel efficiency.
Panda estimates that if his tech is used in 10 million vehicles, carbon emission due to replacement can be reduced up to 200,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. He also claims that fuel consumption also can be reduced by 200 million gallons.