Category Archives: Hankook Resources

Hankook Shines By Winning 4 iF Design Awards

Hankook Tire was ranked high at the recently concluded iF Design Award 2023 by winning in three categories. These include communication, professional concept, and product categories. The company’s iON evo EV tires and robotic wheel system Wheel Bot were both recognized during the event. The former took the first award thanks to its high-performance features. […]

Hankook Tire Supports the 2023 Autonomous Driving Robot Race

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The Korean Society of Robotics began the Autonomous Driving Robot Race 2023 where self-driving cars are required to navigate different scenarios in the real world without the intervention of a driver. The cars must be able to overtake, deal with other vehicles on the road, and change lanes without the use of any remote controls. […]

Hankook Buys Autonomous Driving Technology from 3Secondz

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In a recent development, Hankook Tire acquired autonomous driving startup 3Secondz in a bid to use its technology to improve its digital innovation capabilities. The latter was founded by Jim Jae-woo from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). He developed an autonomous driving system backed by advanced driving data. This included the […]

Hankook Tire Releases New Commercial Tire

Hankook Tire recently announced a new addition to its truck, bus, and radial lineup. The SmartFlex DL 15+ joins other TBR Hankook tires with its unique tread design, increased fuel efficiency, and enhanced traction. The commercial tire boasts an optimized bead profile that improves energy dissipation when hauling heavy loads and reduces tire deformation. Heat […]

Hankook Tire Promotes its Executive Team in North America

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Hankook Tire recently promoted its executive team at its headquarters in North America. Those promoted include Rob Williams, Jong Jin (JJ) Park, Intae (Ted) Choi, and Byoungjoe (Joe) Park. Rob Williams is now the President of Hankook Tire America Corp. He’ll oversee the U.S. and Canada and continue leading the TBR sales department and Tennessee […]

Hankook to Supply Sepang 12 Hours With OE Tires

The Sepang 12 Hours is making a comeback. The event organizers have picked Hankook Tires as the official and only original equipment supplier. After holding discussions and consultations, the stakeholders and teams agreed to host the event in 2023 over a period of 8 hours. According to Top Speed Owner and General Manager, Davide de […]

Hankook’s Omnidirectional Tire That Will Improve The Future of Autonomous Cars

Hankook Tire recently revealed its latest tire invention that is set to revolutionize how we move from point A to B. The omnidirectional tire dubbed ‘Wheelbot’ provides vehicles with more uses than one. Unlike conventional tires, the Wheelbot does not restrict the vehicle’s movement based on wheel structure. It provides multiple directional flexibilities without any […]

Hankook Tire Partners With Formula E To Supply Sustainable Tires

Hankook Tire becomes the official supplier of sustainable tires to Formula E’s racing series. One of the main goals of Formula E is to make racing more sustainable. It does this by racing electrical vehicles, not selling plastic or paper tickets, and operating free water-filling stations at events. Partnering with Hankook pushes its efforts to […]