We explain how the tires of the future will be and the technology that will be incorporated for autonomous vehicles, according to the forecasts of the manufacturer Hankook, whose ideas have recently been awarded.
Have you ever wondered how the tires we use in the future will be? Because we talk a lot about the vehicles that we will drive in a few years (if we drive them, because it seems that autonomous cars want to be the main protagonists), of the technology they will mount, that they will be able to fly or that they will be able to talk to other vehicles or with signs, but nothing of how they will grab onto the road.
At the Motor Show in Essen, Hankook recently showed two new technologies that show what the tires of the cars of the future might look like.
Hexonic is a smart tire concept for autonomous vehicles with shared mobility.
This technology helps the vehicle to offer maximum comfort during the flight by scanning and analyzing the road in real time with seven sensors spread across the tread of the tire. Thus, it records road conditions, such as adhesion, temperature and condition of the lining, and appropriately adapts the tread.
Aeroflow is a tire designed to achieve maximum aerodynamic load.
For this, the wheel has a separable tread that optimizes the grip of the tire. The wheels are equipped with turbine blades to absorb the air during the journey and generate an additional aerodynamic load from there if necessary.
The two ideas are the winners of the Hankook Design Innovation, which this year has been developed under the motto “Extending Future Life beyond Mobility”, a competition with which the tire manufacturer aims to motivate design students to develop visions that go beyond beyond the limits of current tires and mobility developments.
How will the innovative tires of the future be, according to Hankook
The participating students had to develop a new concept of tires for autonomous vehicles, thus creating a totally new experience for the mobility of the future.