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After watching the video of Michelin's airless tire concept above, what do you think of it?

Food for thought
An unrealistic dream
Somewhere in between

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  • In the face of increasing pressure from OEMs to shorten vehicle development programs, are the dynamics aspects suffering? 
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  • Following Malaysia's announcement that it is to make ESC mandatory, which of these technologies do you think has contributed most to driving safety?
  • How do you predict the introduction of such technology across the automotive industry over the next five years? 
  • There will clearly be a drop in demand for 'sporty' features in the autonomous vehicle sector. As a dynamicist, which of these options would you miss the least? 
  • Which of the big Italian supercar makers do you rate most highly in terms of dynamics?
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  • As the automotive world moves towards autonomous vehicles, is the value of motorsport as a trickle-down dynamics engineering tool becoming less relevant?
  • With many OEMs conducting real-world driverless car trials on public roads, do you feel that such tests pose a safety risk to the general public and the dynamics and durability engineers sat inside these prototypes?
  • Modern sports-focused cars are incredibly capable in terms of dynamics - perhaps too capable for real-world fun. For a spirited drive along country roads, which type of car would you rather be behind the wheel of?
  • Could an airless tire concept like Michelin's Tweel gain passenger car fitment approval within the next decade?
  • Following Lamborghini's new Nordschleife record (see our videos page here), what do you think of headline Nurburging times?
  • With the latest simulation software, how close to the final dynamic setup can you get before physical testing begins?
  • Which of these major dynamics events are you attending this year?
  • As a dynamicist, which of these trends would you most like to see emerge in the near future?
  • Which was the dynamically superior 1990s supercar?
  • If you're attending Automotive Testing Expo Europe on June 20-22, what type of new technology will you be looking for?
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  • In the 2018 Annual Showcase issue of Vehicle Dynamics International we interviewed Frank Werner-Mohn, the inventor of ESC. Which of these safety technologies would you rank as the most important? 
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  • The RS version of the third-generation Focus features a drift mode to attract the 'enthusiastic' driver. What official Ford option could RS owners specify to enhance the sideways experience?
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