Hankook Tire Partners With Rinspeed On Visionary Project

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Hankook Tire has partnered with Rinspeed to equip their micro vehicle system “microSNAP”.

The company’s tires from its flagship-UHP Ventus S1 evo line in 195/40R17 size are fitted on the micro vehicles.

The temporary combination of chassis and bodies in the micro vehicle system allows for a flexible and sustainable usage. Hankook’s high performance tire with balanced environmental properties helps support this new system.

The chassis and bosies in Rinspeed’s “microSNAP” micro vehicle system are interchangeable. The unit has been engineered with the aim to deliver both goods and passengers quickly and autonomously to their destination. It is possible to easily separate the chassis and the body, which are combined only for their current purpose. Several renowned companies have worked together to make the electric vehicle visually and technically attractive.

“We are very happy about the new partnership with Hankook. As a company with dynamic and futuristic ideas, like the currently presented tires of the research and development project ‘Design Innovation’, they strive to develop ideas which go beyond the limits of today’s tire and mobility developments and complement our “microSNAP” project,” says Frank M. Rinderknecht, CEO of Rinspeed.

“Being the official partner on this visionary micro vehicle proves Hankook’s technological know-how on shaping the future of mobility”, says Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe. “With our own design challenge, we are constantly working on developing creative and efficient solutions for the mobility of the future.”

This spring, Hankook has launched Ventus S1 evo 3, the third generation of its Ventus series, as original equipment for car makers globally. The tire is designed to deliver a safe, sporty and comfortable driving experience in dry and wet conditions. The focus of this new product launch is on environmental protection and resource conservation without compromising on safety.

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