Two Nexen concept tyres, the Conqueror and Pureback, have been named finalists at the 2022 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the United States. These tyres were developed through a joint industry-academic collaboration with design students, Nexen Tire and The Korea Design Membership Plus (KDM+). Nexen says the partners’ focus was to create concept tyres that “can combat tough climate conditions and environmental challenges.”
Germany’s IAA motor show moves to Munich this year and, rebranded as IAA Mobility 2021, is the country’s first major international event since the easing of lockdown restrictions. It begins on 7 September and has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers. Michelin will be there, and during IAA Mobility intends to highlight plans to make its tyres as sustainable as possible. The tyre maker’s efforts will include six Michelin teams roaming through downtown Munich during the event, encouraging people to recycle plastic waste.
Kumho’s next generation e-NIMF and e-TOPS tyres have been honoured with 2020 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Having already received iF and Red Dot accolades in February and March respectively, has now won three of the world’s top design awards in the same year.
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept first seen at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show was a highlight of the car maker’s streamed press conference during the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show 2020’s Virtual Press Day last Tuesday. The concept car, which celebrates the brand’s 30th anniversary and is designed to promise a dynamic driving experience like no other, sits on four bespoke Goodyear concept tyres.
Hankook Tire is an International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2019 ‘Finalist’ in the automotive and transportation category. It has gained distinction thanks to its Hexonic and HLS-23 concept tyres.
Goodyear has developed a bit of a reputation for exhibiting forward-thinking and even outlandish concept tyres at the Geneva Motor show and the company’s presence at the 2019 exhibition is now different. In previous years we have had intelligent tyres and even spherical tyres, but this year it is flying tyres.