New Lexus RZ to Feature Advan V61 Tyre Fitment
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., is supplying its Advan V61 tyres to Lexus for use as original equipment (OE) tyres on the new RZ, the Lexus brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV). The RZ is being fitted with 235/60R18 103H front tyres and 255/55R18 105V rear tyres.
The Advan V61 high-performance tyres contribute to the intuitive connection between car and driver to realise the exhilarating driving sensation the RZ is designed to deliver to drivers. In addition to contributing to a comfortable and stable ride, Advan V61 tyres are highly wear resistant and display exceptional hydroplaning resistance. The tread pattern contributes to a smooth and quiet ride by suppressing noise and significantly reducing rolling resistance. The Advan V61 was developed using Yokohama Rubber’s proprietary HAICoLab, an AI-based development framework that aims to foster new discoveries and digital innovation by merging human inspiration and creativity with AI’s enormous data processing capability. In particular, to achieve the highly quiet ride demanded of EVs, an optimal pitch sequence was obtained using evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms), one of the technologies incorporated in HAICoLab. The innovative technologies applied in development of the Advan V61 are based on new knowledge obtained by collecting actual data and virtual data generated by simulations and then using AI’s predict, analyse and search functions.