Hankook Creates Sci-Fi Tires capable of transforming to adapt to any Terrain

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Hankook partakes in a design innovation project every two years which aims at creating futuristic tire concepts. And under the theme of “A Great Challenge for a Great Change” saw Hankook create- one of the most innovative tire designs ever made, I mean even Sci-Fi movies did not imagine such crazy inventions.

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Hankook teamed up with the University of Design, Engineering and Business in Pforzheim Germany to create a multitude of innovative tire designs that morph and transform to adapt to any road surface and terrain. The hexagonal tread blocks expand and morph for added traction like mountain roads and rough terrain.

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The Alpike tires expand their circumference to increase possible ground clearance coupled with studs and caps for optimal driving performance on soft terrain like snow. While the HyBlade tires have the “WaterWheel” technology that boasts a tread and side propeller spokes to run on deep water puddles caused by heavy rain.

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Enjoy this video which helps explain what these amazing tires can do, we hope to see them on the roads soon. We know these would be of great use here in the sands of Dubai!

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