Conti working on rubber-coated tire stud

Ostersund, Sweden — Continental AG is developing a rubber-coated tire stud that it claims can deliver greater ice grip while reducing the negative impact on dry road surfaces.

Conti claims the rubberised spike — which could be market-ready within three years — can deliver up to 7% greater grip on ice while reducing road wear by as much as 20% and cutting down on noise generated by a spiked tire.

Developed by Conti engineers in-house, the rubberised stud features a flexible rubber body moulded around the metallic…

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