Hankook Tire accelerates its digital transformation in partnership with Rescale, a high performance computing (HPC) cloud simulation platform.
HPC refers to processing complex calculations at high speeds, and takes a huge role in R&D because it is an enormous part of engineering simulation. On top of R&D being the backbone of the automotive and mobility sectors, data-driven simulation is particularly essential for tire development due to tire’s complex structure and characteristics.
For this reason, some best-in-class tire companies develop their own simulation software programs that fulfill a specific need instead of using commercial software in the market. Hankook Tire, too, has been using its own tire analysis and simulation software since 10 years ago. Hankook was the first tire company in Korea, where the company was founded, to have developed the program.
The partnership with Rescale will upgrade Hankook’s simulation software to perform even better. Rescale can accelerate digital twins in the HPC cloud platform and further optimize operational efficiency. A digital twin is a digital representation or virtual prototype of a real-world, physical asset. Numerical real-like simulation is made possible with digital twin technology, and such simulation capability provides a critical part in gaining leadership in the new mobility sector.
The mobility sector is driven by four keywords identified as CASE – connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing mobility and electrification. Aligned with the shift, Hankook Tire will leverage the cooperation to boost its digital transformation, grow a competitive advantage, and accelerate innovation in tire technology for tomorrow’s sustainable vehicles including electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
Bonhee Ku, Executive Vice President and CTO of Hankook Tire, adds, “The partnership with Rescale will take Hankook Tire’s global transformation to the next level. Hankook Tire will continue challenging ourselves to enhance our competence and lead the mobility market in the future”
Rescale helps companies run HPC infrastructure through corporate system or cloud, and use design software on computers. Rescale’s computing resources are scalable, and its platform can improve R&D workflows based on multi-cloud. Rescale is leading digital R&D globally with its solutions used by 7 of the top 10 global automobile manufacturers, and by 200 companies of the top Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.
Jonghyun Hwang, President of Rescale APAC, comments, “We are happy to join Hankook Tire’s journey of technological innovation. Our solutions will assist Hankook Tire to accelerate the development of new technologies and lead the future mobility era.”
Source: Hankook Tire