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Hyundai & Kia develop Built-in Snow Chain Technology for winter driving


Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation unveiled new "snow chain-integrated tire technology," making driving in winter weather conditions easier and safer.

This technology will feature snow chains built into tires, designed for repeated use without the need to add and remove chains. 

Photo: Hyundai


According to Hyundai, "When the driver activates the function, an electric current is applied, causing the shape memory alloy to revert to its original profile; the material forms a ā€˜Jā€™ shape, pushing the module out of the tire to make contact with the surface, improving grip, stability, and safety on snowy roads."

This design has not yet been released to the public. Once further technological development, durability, and performance tests are conducted, this product may find its way into the consumer market.

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