Future for Low Pressure Tires Gradually Grows Brighter 330008
DEFINITE change is occurring in the attitude of car engineers toward low pressure tires, Mr. Denham states. Asked whether even larger cross sections than those now proposed might improve riding qualities, “44 per cent of the engineers questioned said ‘No’; 22 per cent said ‘Perhaps’; and 34 per cent voted ‘Yes’. A year ago the vote would have been virtually 100 per cent in the negative.”
Analyzing the reasons for this change in sentiment, Mr. Denham discusses the factors of appearance, riding qualities, traction, mileage steering, blow outs, and costs as related to the low pressure tire problem. He cites specific experiences recorded by individual companies and engineers during the past year and summarizes current engineering opinion on each phase of the problem.