Hankook sponsors Korean autonomous driving robot race

LinkedIn +

The Autonomous Driving Robot Race 2023 – Korea’s only autonomous driving robot racing competition – will be sponsored by Hankook Tire. During the competition, which is hosted by the Korean Society of Robotics, self-driving cars must navigate through real-world scenarios without any driver intervention and without the use of remote controls.

The autonomous vehicles must be capable of conducting lane changes, overtaking and dealing with contact from other vehicles. Each vehicle’s autonomous technology is based on an artificial intelligence system.

A total of 15 teams from 11 universities are taking part in the competition, which comprises three races and began on March 31. Hankook Tire is supplying the Ventus Z205, a tarmac racing tire that delivers excellent grip on both dry and wet roads.

The tire maker aims to develop and supply non-pneumatic and airless tires for the 30km/h class vehicles and top speed 100km/h class models that are co-produced with the Department of Mechanical System Design Engineering at Hongik University. Data will be collected during the competition’s duration to help Hankook enhance future tire performance.

Share this story:

About Author


After spending six years working as a mechanic for various motorsport and high-end performance car companies, Callum joined UKi Media & Events in February 2020 as an assistant editor. In this role he uses his vast practical knowledge and passion for automotive to produce informative news pieces for multiple vehicle-related sectors. Currently, he is responsible for content across UKi Media & Events' portfolio of websites while also writing for the company's print titles.

Comments are closed.