Tyre design and manufacturing is a thriving industry, and researchers are always working to come up with the next big thing in tyres. As a result, there are some amazing innovations that may be appearing on our cars in the (hopefully) not too distant future. Who knows, one day the tyres that are fitted as original equipment may last the life of the car, although accident damage would probably require them being replaced. With inventions such as the tweel, punctures will be a thing of the past, and the adaptive tyre means the same tyre is suitable for different terrains and different weathers, so all that remains is to conquer tread wear!