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    In the current year, 2032, cars and trucks are much more fuel-efficient and safe than cars of 20 years ago.  The video above shows one reason why cars are more fuel-efficient—the Tread Transforming Smart Car technology (TTSC).  For a long time, race car drivers knew that bald tires (no tread) were more fuel-efficient than treaded tires.  That is why race car tires are bald.  But race cars cannot drive in the rain or snow because cars with bald tires do not have traction and they would slide and crash.  The inventors of the TTSC decided to put tires on cars that could change from bald to treaded depending on driving conditions.  When the tires are bald the cars get better fuel-efficiency and when they are treaded better traction.  But there is even more technology in the TTSC.  GPS satellites help the car find out its location. The tread status in the car and its location are sent to control towers which shares this information with other cars in the area.  That way, all the drivers know about driving conditions around them and their cars know when to change tread status because of slippery driving conditions.  In the following pages we will go back to the year 2012 to see from the inventors’ point of view the history, technology, and breakthroughs that led to the TTSC.

2032 Driving Experiences