With the G-MAX, the 3D-sipe technology in the sipe cause the tread blocks to interlock, creating a stiffer lateral and longitudinal tread and giving the driver precise steering response, outstanding grip and increased tread life. For light snow, the lateral edges, 3D-sipes and v-shaped strakes enhance grip on slippery, snow-covered roads. Lateral and longitudinal grooves and hundreds of sipes create biting edges to maximize traction. The long strakes fill with snow, capitalizing on snow-on-snow adhesion. The G-MAX also delivers exceptional hydroplaning resistance without sacrificing dry road handling or ride comfort. The optimized v-shaped-tread design delivers impressive control in wet conditions and works to effectively evacuate water from under the tread. Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology, AMST, is built into the G-MAX. AMST is a sound-wave suppression technology that substantially reduces road-tire noise and assures a smooth, quiet, comfortable ride.