U.S. sets public hearings on auto import tariff probe

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WASHINGTON — Less than a week after the Trump administration threatened to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign-built automobiles, the U.S. government on Tuesday said it would hold public hearings on whether the import of vehicles and auto parts represents national security risks. The Commerce Department announced in the Federal Register that it would hold two days of public comments in July on its probe of auto imports.

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Traction Summit 2018: Driving The Tire Industry Into The Future

Shifting the focus for 2018, Traction Summit will take a closer look at tire sensor technology, how the pursuit of autonomous vehicles are affecting the tire industry, considerations for autonomous vehicles tire data, as well as first-hand perspectives from OEMs, tire manufacturers and more. 

Specifically, this year’s program will feature sessions and topics on:

  • The Industry Now and Tomorrow: An overview of the current tire market, trends and future considerations.
  • Regulations: What regulations does the tire industry need to be aware of? From safety to environmental considerations
  • Sensing a Change: A look at the past present and future of sensors in tires
  • Smart Tires: Reinventing The Wheel
  • Autonomy: How does the quest for autonomous vehicles affect the tire industry?
 

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Life after Sergio? Fiat Chrysler to unveil five-year plan Friday

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The vision for a post-Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and what that means for Michigan should become significantly clearer starting Friday. The Italian-American automaker will lay out its plans for the next five years in a ritual that is highly unusual in the automotive industry, where road maps for the future are not typically on full display.

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Michelin sets tire-recycling goals

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MONTREAL — Group Michelin has set itself a pair of ambitious tire-recycling targets for the coming 30 years. Simply, said Cyrille Roget, Michelin technical and innovation communications director, the goals are intended “to change what tires become and to change what they are made of.”

By 2048, Mr. Roget said the French tire maker expects its manufactured tires to contain 80 percent recycled materials. At the time time, the company aims to have 100 percent of its tires recycled.

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Goodyear Expands Mobility Work with Leading Research Center

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AKRON, Ohio, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is extending its worldwide innovation network to include Mcity, the University of Michigan-led public-private partnership to advance connected and automated vehicles and technologies. Goodyea…

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NHL Aims to Debut ‘Smart Puck’ Tech in 2019

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NHL’s “smart puck” technology will allow it to track movement on the ice at 200 times a second (via NHL) Stay on target UK Launches Space Strategy to Fend Off ‘Intensifying Threats’ 10 Movies that Helped Create Real Technology I enjoy a good hockey game: the screaming crowds, the player fights, the overpriced food and merchandise. But I’ll admit to sometimes losing sight of the action.

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Continental Announces Recall

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Continental Tire is voluntarily initiating a safety recall for 655 commercial vehicle tires.

The tires involved in the recall are 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3, Load Range G, produced during DOT weeks 9, 10, and 11 of 2018, and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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Bridgestone expands flagship fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line

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Bridgestone Americas announced the expansion of its flagship Ecopia tire line with the release of the next-generation Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for crossovers, SUVs and minivans. Engineered for long-lasting performance and improved fuel-efficiency*, the all-new Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire offers a comfortable ride, backed by a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty.**

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TireHub Seen as Positive for Goodyear Tire in Long Run, Longbow Research Reports

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The future is looking brighter for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

According to a report from Longbow Research, TireHub is seen as a financial positive in the long haul for Goodyear with foreseeable financial benefits for 2019 and beyond.

Under the TireHub joint venture, Goodyear and Bridgestone Americas are combining the distribution of their passenger and light truck tires. The venture will be headed by former Mattel exec Peter Gibbons.

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Future Tire: Industry leaders map the road ahead

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In a series of Q&As in the run up to Future Tire 2018, ERJ asked conference participants for their views on the new technologies that are driving or are set to drive real change within the tire industry:

Dr. Guido Hüffer, general manager retail operations DACH at Goodyear Dunlop Handelssysteme,

The most important drivers of Tire Retail business were and still are the increasing complexity of car technology and further digitalisation….

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