“Tires that recover energy as they roll made numerous headlines this week as tech watchers explored Sumitomo’s concept.

TU-Automotive was among numerous sites reporting on the concept: “Engineers for Japanese tire giant, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, have teamed up with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, to develop a system that claims to collect static electricity generated within vehicle tires.”

The two-part setup is a car tire and a special energy harvesting device that is planted inside it—namely, “two layers of rubber each covered in an electrode, along with a negatively charged film that interfaces with a positively charged film,” said Nick Lavars, New Atlas…”

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