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Tires will be able to talk to other cars -- and the road

Tokyo Motor Show displays shape-shifting and light-reflecting treads

Sumitomo Rubber Industries President Ikuji Ikeda unveils its Smart Tire Concept -- a technology vision for a future automobile society -- on Oct. 26 in Tokyo's Koto Ward.

TOKYO -- With a price war looming for general-purpose tires, manufacturers around the world are racing to develop next-generation tires incorporating a range of new technologies.

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