Michelin Airless Tyre soon to become a reality

Michelin is partnering with General Motors to bring its airless tyre prototype to the roads, potentially saving 200 million punctured car tyres from the scrap heap annually. This, according to de zeen magazine. The two companies aim to develop Michelin‘s UPTIS (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), which promises to eliminate both the waste and the danger that comes from a flat […]

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Michelin commits to safer mobility at Global Road Safety Conference

During the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety being held in Stockholm from 19 to 20 February, Michelin reaffirmed its commitment to safe mobility. The Group CEO Florent Menegaux was present in Sweden throughout the week. The meeting, organized by Yours, the World Health Organization (WHO) and private founding companies offered the opportunity for delegates […]

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Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR

Goodyear has been chosen as the official tyre supplier and a founding partner for the first all-electric multi-brand touring car series, Pure ETCR. Goodyear is developing a bespoke tyre for Pure ETCR which will incorporate a combination of technologies inspired by Goodyear’s latest electric vehicle tyres and the new Eagle F1 SuperSport ultra-high performance range. […]

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HANKOOK partners with AMAZON for Tyre Compound Prediction Modelling

Hankook Tire is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Hankook Tire recently developed a Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tyre compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis, the company says. The AWS Cloud platform will enable Hankook to […]

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Goodyear reports Q4 loss, tyre unit sales down 2%

In the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company‘s fourth-quarter statement, the company reported its fourth-quarter 2019 net loss was $392 million ($1.68 per share) compared to net income of $110 million ($0.47 per share) a year ago. Goodyear says the decrease was driven by discrete tax adjustments of $380 million during the fourth quarter of 2019, including […]

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Apollo Tyres continues to gain market share in replacement market

Despite the ongoing challenges in the OE (Original Equipment) market segment, Indian-based Apollo Tyres recently released unaudited results for the third quarter and nine months of the financial year 2019-2020, recording sound growth on home ground, especially in the passenger vehicle category. Quarter 3 Consolidated Performance Highlights Q3 FY2019-20 (October – December) vs Quarter 3 […]

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Pirelli begins development of tyres in preparation for the 2021 World Rally Championship

Pirelli has anounced the development of its tyre range for the 2021 World Rally Championship, where the Italian firm will be sole supplier, to the backdrop of the 2020 GP Ice Race this year. Pirelli is also the official sponsor of the GP Ice Race, held in the Austrian town of Zell am See, which […]

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Goodyear introduces Complete Tyre Management for Fleets

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently introduced Complete Tyre Management for commercial fleets in North America. By combining its monitoring, insights and service capabilities, the company says Goodyear Tire Management offers a complete solution customised for a fleet’s needs. Goodyear Tire Management currently focuses on four primary products: Goodyear Tire Optix – This digital inspection toolset helps […]

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Bridgestone Plants Receive Highest Rating from Caterpillar

In 2019, Bridgestone Group factories were recognized with Platinum Level certification, the highest rating in the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) of Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), a world-leading manufacturer for construction and mining equipment. SQEP is a program through which Caterpillar promotes ongoing improvements in quality by suppliers. Platinum Level certification is only awarded to suppliers […]

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Kumho Tires chosen as OE on Audi’s Q5 Series

Kumho Tire has been chosen by Audi to be the original equipment (OE) supplier for the new Q5 series. The luxury compact SUV series will be available with the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 in a 235/55R19 fitment. Kumho says the Crugen series was developed in line with the emergence of urban SUVs. Allegedly, the premium KL33 […]

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