December 9, 2022

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Hyundai and Michelin ink new tyre deal

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Hyundai Motor Group announced right now the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Michelin to build new tyres optimised for premium electric motor vehicles (EVs).

The signing ceremony took location at the group’s Namyang Study Center, attended by Bong-soo Kim, vice president and head of chassis advancement heart, and Georges Levy, executive vice president of automotive initial equipment at Michelin.

The new MoU follows the productive completion of the two parties’ very first partnership.

“This partnership with Michelin will result in genuine innovations in tyre technological innovation, solidifying Hyundai Motor Group’s position as a leader in the smart mobility industry,” Kim said. “By thoroughly leveraging our mobility know-how and Michelin’s tyre know-how, we are self-assured in our potential to realize ground-breaking improvements in tyre performance enhancement and create synergies in this natural collaboration.”

The agreement is a follow-up to the initially 5-calendar year partnership signed in November 2017 to jointly build an unique tyre for the Ioniq 5 and have out experiments and examination methods related to tyres as nicely as technologies exchange.

More than the following three yrs, the team and Michelin will jointly acquire eco-pleasant tyres with increased use of eco-friendly products tyres optimised for new EVs and a true-time tyre monitoring method which will support advance autonomous driving technologies.

New tyres ensuing from the collaboration will obtain their way on to long run top quality EV types. This new tyre technological innovation is important to meet up with sturdiness necessities as properly as driving general performance and electrical effectiveness under significant load as the driving array of EVs proceeds to raise.

The pair also approach to conduct joint study to analyse tyre use, load and street friction beyond the recent requirements of tyre temperature and air stress. The new tyres are also expected to drastically strengthen drivers’ experience consolation by lowering vibration and noise produced by EVs at substantial speeds.

They will also investigate techniques to boost the use of eco-helpful supplies in tyres to about half of the complete tyre fat from just one fifth at the moment.