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Alpike / Tire

Alpike
Alpike

Discipline: Professional Concept

Discipline: Professional Concept

Heavy snow is increasing due to global warming. Alpike is a future-oriented tire designed specifically for such conditions. Under normal conditions, the tire is optimized for dry grip, cornering and downforce, and in heavy snow, a hydraulic pump changes the hubs to form wide lateral grooves that generate powerful snow traction. This also raises the vehicle's height allowing it to drive in snow without getting stuck. The module-base assembly structure not only reduces production costs but also consumer maintenance costs and ultimately reduces waste, which contributes to preserving the environment.

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry, Public Sector / Government

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Europe, North America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

Client / Manufacturer

HANKOOK TIRE CO., LTD

Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea

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HANKOOK TIRE CO., LTD

Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea

Seung-koo Kang, Yoon-jin Choi

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Pforzheim University

Pforzheim University
Pforzheim, Germany

Lucia Lee