For most of history wheels had very little in the way of shock absorption and journeys were very bumpy and uncomfortable. The modern tire came about in stages in the 19th century. In 1844, Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber, the material that would later be used to produce tires. John Boyd Dunlop is widely recognized as the father of the modern tire. The radial tire was invented by Michelin, a French company, in 1946. Types of automobile tires include: Performance tires, Winter tires, All-season tires, All-terrain tires and Mud tires.
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