Kumho Tire will market a system of intelligent tires

Kumho Tire and Van Korea officials pose for a photo after signing a business agreement on July 29 at Van Korea’s Yeoksam showroom in Gangnam-gu, southern Seoul. (Kumho tire)

South Korean tire maker Kumho Tire said on Friday it signed a memorandum of understanding with local auto retailer Van Korea on July 29 to accelerate the commercialization of its smart tire system.

As part of the commercial agreement, the tire maker will supply its “Majesty X Solus” tires for the retailer’s Hyundai Carnival range, while also providing tire monitoring and detection technologies.

The tire company worked with local communications companies to develop a smart tire system. The system includes a sensor placed in the tire to monitor air pressure and tire temperature, while collecting data on the car’s acceleration and driving time. The data is then transmitted via a wireless communication device to alert the driver of any anomalies. The system has completed its trial in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, according to the tire maker.

Kumho Tire said the system was developed as part of the company’s efforts to follow the trend of “intelligent mobility” in the automotive industry while providing customers with a safer and more comfortable driving experience.

“In this era of smart mobility, Kumho Tire is accelerating its research into smart tires. Kumho Tire’s use of IoT technology has made tire data collection, tire condition assessment and tire inventory management possible,” said a Kumho Tire official.

The company “will continue to work with related institutions to provide customers with a safer and more comfortable mobility environment in the future,” the official added.

By Lee Seung-ku ([email protected])

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