NEXEN presented the BTR, Mearth and Nocturne future concept tyres developed in collaboration with the Design Council Busan (DCB) through an industry-academic collaboration.

The BTR stands for Born to Race and is a race tyre with a spherical internal structure that can freely adjust the camber angle according to the driving course, while maintaining a stable ground area with individual tread patterns.

The Mearth (Mars+Earth) tyre is a future transform tyre designed for use on Mars that provides a mode to improve driving ability by expanding the tread area through special materials as well as a mode to clear barren land on Mars through protruding sidewall structures.

Finally, the airless tyre Nocturne employs active noise cancelling technology, not only effectively mitigates tyre noise during high-speed driving, but it can also operate when stopped – such as vehicle camping and camping, to enjoy the best low noise environment.

NEXEN looks to continue discovering creative ideas through various industry-academic joint research projects and to lead the future mobility industry trend with a distinct concept.

Meanwhile, NEXEN won the main award at the “2022 IDEA Design Awards” last year for concept tires developed in collaboration with Korea Design Promotion Agency (KDM+) product design students.