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Omnidirectional Autonomous Vehicle Tires

The Hankook Tire 'Wheelbot' Supports Future Vehicles

— October 13, 2022 — Autos
The Hankook Tire 'Wheelbot' is a futuristic take on the classic vehicle tire that's focused on supporting the transportation solutions of tomorrow. The tire is characterized by its robotic design that has been developed in collaboration with the Calmantech Corp. and could provide Level 5 autonomous vehicles with an intuitive way to navigate city streets. The omnidirectional design of the tires allow them to shift on a dime to subsequently navigate areas with ease and change directions without the need to fully turn around.

The Hankook Tire 'Wheelbot' identifies how transportation solutions will change in the near-future and has been debuted alongside a series of futuristic vehicle models. These models identify the various ways that vehicles will need to change in order to prioritize efficiency, safety and comfort.
Trend Themes
1. Omnidirectional Tires - Autonomous vehicles will require tires capable of navigating city streets with ease, paving the way for omnidirectional tire technology.
2. Robotic Tires - Tires with robotic design offer a new opportunity for innovation in the transportation industry and could revolutionize the way autonomous vehicles navigate cities.
3. Efficient Vehicle Solutions - In order to prioritize efficiency, safety and comfort, vehicle manufacturers will need to develop new transportation solutions, including innovative tire designs.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Industry - The automotive industry will need to explore new tire technologies to accommodate the growing demand for autonomous vehicles with efficient, safe and comfortable transportation solutions.
2. Robotics Industry - The robotics industry will have an impact on the automotive industry by integrating robotic technology into tire design to create a seamless experience for autonomous vehicles.
3. Transportation Industry - The transportation industry will continually evolve as new innovative solutions for autonomous vehicle tire technology emerge and influence vehicle design and capabilities.
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