Maxplo morphing concept tire, by Kumho renowned for the degree of research and development, wins A’ Design Award.
The super-low aspect ratio Maxplo is intended to demonstrate how tires of the future could well look and operate. The ultimate all-weather product, it features tread blocks that adjust to suit all weather conditions from dry to snow-covered roads. In the wet, a clever combination of circumferential and three-dimensional grooves effectively pumps water from the contact patch.
In typically slippery on/off road conditions the tread broadens to optimize traction and braking power, while spikes are unveiled to deal with the dangers of snow and ice.
source A’ Design Award