GENEVA — Hankook Tire Europe has teamed up with Rinspeed A.G. on the Swiss vehicle maker's microSnap concept car, an electric, autonomous vehicle designed to accommodate interchangeable bodies and chassis.
Rinspeed's concept vehicle, which debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019, is a micro vehicle system that allows for transport of passengers and goods. The body and chassis can be changed easily, allowing the vehicle to meet varying transportation needs quickly.
The microSnap features a chassis with an electric drive and variable superstructures, including a robotized change station.
Hankook will supply the micro vehicle with its Ventus S1 evo3 ultra-high-performance tire — scheduled to debut worldwide this spring — in size 195/40R17.
"Being the official partner on this visionary micro vehicle proves Hankook's technological know-how on shaping the future of mobility," Hankook Tire Europe Presiden Han-Jun Kim said.
Hankook claims the Ventus S1 evo 3 offers a comfortable, sporty ride while maintaining safety in both wet and dry conditions.
Zumikon, Switzerland-based Rinspeed is a creative think tank and mobility lab for the automotive industry.