HPT

 

11.0 Quality of Design and Construction:

11.5Tire Wear, Extreme Braking:

Since the amount of contact between a Grid vehicle=s tires and the Grid Rail will be controlled by hydraulic pressure, the amount of tire contact pressure may vary to provide the least amount of contact at which tire traction with the Grid Rail will be sufficient for propulsion. As the weight of the vehicle is completely situated on an HPR vehicles Thrust Plate the tires will be under little strain compared with regular street travel and tire failure is extremely unlikely while operating in Grid mode. In the event of tire depressurization or deformity of a tire, the hydraulic pressure forcing that particular tire against the Grid Rail would be released and the affected tire could be rotated outward and upward, away from the Grid Rail altogether until the vehicle could exit the Grid Rail.