Hyundai Motor and Kia Unveil Snow Chain–Integrated Tire Technology Using Shape Memory Alloy

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation today unveiled a new snow chain-integrated tire technology to make it easier to stay safe in winter driving conditions. Snow chain-integrated tire technology uses shape memory alloy modules that are hidden inside the wheel and tire.These modules protrude to act as a ‘snow chain’ when an electrical signal is received. Unlike traditional snow chains that are complicated to install and remove, this technology will automatically install and remove snow chains at the push of a button, helping drivers to drive safely on snowy roads.