Nokian Tyres introduces world's first non-studded winter tyre with deployable studs [video]

Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has revealed the world’s first non-studded winter tyre with studs as part of the 80th anniversary of the winter tyre.

This revolutionary concept tyre with unique stud technology gives a hint of the things to come in the future.

Basically we are looking at non studded tyres that are turned into studded tyres when needed with a press of a button, to improve the grip of the tyre. When the studs are not needed and road conditions are good again, the studds can be retracted back into the tyre with a simple press of a button.

Studs are not needed on dry roads and stable winter conditions, but very useful on icy weather for extreme safety.

The studs on all four tyres raise and lower at the same time with the body of the stud remaining in place, with the only moving part is the hard metal pin in the middle of the stud.

Regular studded tyres are illegal in several countries around the world as they cause damage to the road surface, though with changing weather conditions the studded tyres would probably make the driving experience much safer.

Hard to tell when these new tyres make it into production, but this very likely is the future of winter driving.


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