Hankook Tire opened Asia’s largest test track “Korea TechnoRing” in Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do on the 25th. It tests the performance of tires for electric vehicles and supercars. You can also evaluate conventinal vehicles such as trucks and buses.
It has 13 tracks on 1.26 million square meters (about 380,000 pyeong) of land with 125 soccer fields. The high-speed circuit, which consists of a total length of 4.6 kilometers and four lanes, conducts high-speed driving tests of more than 250 kilometers per hour. The bank angle (the angle of inclination) is 38.7 degrees.
There are various tracks, such as a long-wire circuit to test tire stability and marginal performance, dry and wet road handling circuits, on-road ride comfort test, on-road brake-test, aquaplaning on a straight road, test road used in traffic noise, obstacles, and general roads.
Hankook Tire tests tire and vehicle reactions in various environments and turn them into data. Based on this, it plans to build a digital twin (a system that implements real objects in a virtual space) and apply it to future mobility research.