Hyundai and Michelin ink new tyre deal
The signing ceremony happened on the group’s Namyang Analysis Middle, attended by Bong-soo Kim, vice chairman and head of chassis improvement heart, and Georges Levy, govt vice chairman of automotive authentic tools at Michelin.
The brand new MoU follows the profitable completion of the 2 events’ first partnership.
“This partnership with Michelin will end in actual improvements in tyre know-how, solidifying Hyundai Motor Group’s place as a pacesetter within the sensible mobility trade,” Kim mentioned. “By totally leveraging our mobility know-how and Michelin’s tyre experience, we’re assured in our potential to attain ground-breaking improvements in tyre efficiency enhancement and create synergies on this natural collaboration.”
The settlement is a follow-up to the primary five-year partnership signed in November 2017 to collectively develop an unique tyre for the Ioniq 5 and perform experiments and evaluation strategies associated to tyres in addition to know-how change.
Over the following three years, the group and Michelin will collectively develop eco-friendly tyres with elevated use of eco-friendly supplies; tyres optimised for brand new EVs and a real-time tyre monitoring system which can assist advance autonomous driving know-how.
New tyres ensuing from the collaboration will discover their means onto future premium EV fashions. This new tyre know-how is crucial to fulfill sturdiness necessities in addition to driving efficiency and electrical effectivity beneath excessive load because the driving vary of EVs continues to extend.
The pair additionally plan to conduct joint analysis to analyse tyre put on, load and highway friction past the present requirements of tyre temperature and air stress. The brand new tyres are additionally anticipated to considerably enhance drivers’ journey consolation by decreasing vibration and noise generated by EVs at excessive speeds.
They may even discover methods to extend using eco-friendly supplies in tyres to about half of the overall tyre weight from one fifth at the moment.