Hyundai has signed a technical partnership with Michelin to equip next-generation tires for electric and luxury vehicles. The deal links the R&D work of the two companies and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology. Within the partnership, Hyundai and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles. The use of Michelin’s next-generation tire material and structural technology will help Hyundai optimize overall vehicle efficiency and performance. Michelin will also collaborate in the development of a luxury tire for the successor of the Genesis G80. Cooperative testing and analysis will help determine tire vibration characteristics at high speeds, both in a laboratory setting and using evaluation conditions set to match the Nürburgring circuit. The two companies are striving to achieve the best levels of ride and handling, while minimizing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The resulting improvements in tire performance and vehicle dynamics will also contribute to enhanced consumer satisfaction and driving pleasure. The R&D collaboration should help the next generation of Hyundai electric cars improve performance and efficiency. Working with Michelin will also strengthen Hyundai’s tire technology on a broader scale including developing of a luxury tire for the Genesis lineup. Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s Research and Development Center in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to sign the agreement.