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The Surprising Science Behind Tread Patterns

Adam Johnson October 27, 2021 Blood Sweat and Gears

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It’s 2021, and we’ve come a long way since Carl Benz patented the first car in 1885. Teslas can hit 60 in just 2s, F1 drivers experience more Gs than an astronaut, and there are road cars – plural – that can go 300 mph. None of those amazing feats would be possible without the one part that actually touches the road: tires. Today, we’re going to figure out the secrets behind tires’ grip, why there’s so much variation in what seems like a pretty simple design.

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