South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire rolling the biennial concept tires design program, titled 'Hankook Tire's Design Innovation 2014'. The event is rolling over with the cooperation of University of Design, Engineering, and Business in Pforzheim, Germany.
Each program lasts, Hankook Tire has always encouraged the spirit of design innovation in collaboration with current universities, especially in the field of transport. This year's event theme, "A Great Challenge for a Great Change".
|Three types of Hankook tire concepts which seems to be influenced by climate change: Boostrac, Alpike and HyBlade for desertification, heavy snow and heavy rain. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1x02yzM)|
As a result, there are three interesting concept tires made by the participants, namely Boostrac, Alpike, and Hyblade. These tires were created as a future product that is able to adapt to climate change, ranging from desert sand, snow, and heavy rain.
Boostrac has a tread with a hexagonal-shaped blocks that could turn into a wider, resulting in maximum traction performance especially on steep road conditions and heavy, like a desert and mountain roads.
Alpike designed to have the tire circumference mode can be enlarged, so that the distance between the vehicle body and the road surface will be far, optimum and suitable for thick snowy road conditions. Also, the distance between the tread and the tread which occurs due to an enlarged tires will improve traction on snowy and icy roads thin.
While HyBlade designed to provide optimal solutions in the face of heavy rain, equipped with a tread with water drains and the fingers that make maximum tire performance in times of heavy rain.
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