Glow in the Dark Tires
Glow in the dark tires have a lot of advantages for a tire manufacturer, just not exactly the glow in the dark part. The Chemist William Larson invented Neothane in 1961, a polyurethane tire that could be poured into molds and baked in ovens. This process was much easier than traditional tires, and being translucent meant you could string lights on the inside to make them glow in the dark, light up the road, or even act as a turn signal. There were just a few issues. They performed badly on wet roads and tended to melt at high speeds.