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Silent Tires

The Silent Core tire technology from Falken promises to help cars run more quietly via a unique double-hump shape.

Developed by Falken in collaboration with Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the tire gets its noise-dampening abilities from a layer of ether-polyurethane foam that is applied to the interior of the tire. Although reducing tire noise using foam is not new technology, the Silent Core technique stands out from its contemporaries with its unique “double-hump” shape, which can reduce cabin noise by as much a four decibels and drive-by noise by as much as ten.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 2 October 2015

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