Maxplo concept tires are adapted to road conditions
The company Kumho introduced the revolutionary concept – airless tires Maxplo, able to rebuild under changed road conditions. In place of the fixed protector came the tire, which have the ability to change the configuration of its surface.
For example, on a wet road in order to prevent slipping, pumping water from the contact spot is carried out by special three-dimensional grooves created by computer simulation.
Before leaving on the cross-country terrain large blocks of the protector form on the tire a special pattern that widens the wheel, which increases the thrust. In winter conditions (snow, ice) from the protectors are issued spikes, invisible under normal conditions.
To ensure the operation of unique tires, additional hydrogen supply of the hub motor is provided. The tire size is 700 x 700 x 250 mm, weight is 12 kg. Maxplo tires were awarded a platinum medal in the nomination “Futuristic class” at the Italian Design Awards.