Retractable Tire Stud Concept Offers Best of Both Worlds

Retractable Tire Stud Concept Offers Best of Both Worlds

Tire maker Nokian Tyres is developing a winter tire that features retractable studs.

According to Nokian, the tire is still in concept form but could one day become a reality. As the video below demonstrates, drivers will be able to bring out the studs on the tire to increase grip in icy weather with the push of a button. Those studs can then be retracted when they’re not needed.

SEE ALSO: How do Winter Tires Work?

The concept tire is being presented alongside the 80th anniversary of the first winter tire, which was developed by Nokian.

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  • Isaac Wilson

    I thought this was being developed by an American company a few years back. It was called Q Celsius a driver controlled retractable studded tire. They had and still have videos on Youtube.


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