BFGoodrich® Named Official Sponsor of World Off Road Championship Series

GREENVILLE, S.C.Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BFGoodrich® Tires announced a partnership with World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) to support racers who compete with the BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 UTV tire. Participants will have access to onsite support and tire sales through Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

“We are excited to have BFGoodrich as part of the WORCS sponsor family, and look forward to a long-lasting relationship for years to come,” said Randy Perry, owner of WORCS. “This is a tremendous opportunity to promote the UTV tires with the fastest off-road racers.”

 

 

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Yokohama’s Geolandar tire wins prestigous 2020 Good Design Award

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Yokahama announced that its “Geolandar CV G058”, a grand touring tire for crossover SUVs, was among the winners of the Chicago Athenaeum’s 2020 Good Design Awards announced this past December 27.

The award-winning tire is part of Yokohama’s Geolandar brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks.

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BKT Launches BKT Carbon Website

BKT Carbon, subsidiary of BKT Tires, launched a new website dedicated to BKT Carbon. BKT Carbon manufactures and sells carbon black worldwide, and provides partners with the right product for superior performance in any application. Discover carbon black though a journey covering technology, research and development, and customization with a special commitment to sustainability at www.bkt-carbon.com.
 

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Sumitomo Rubber opens new winter tire test facility

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries has opened a new testing facility at one of its main development bases for winter tires, the Nayoro Tire Proving Ground in Hokkaido, Japan.

It states that the Nayoro Indoor Ice Field (NICE) is one of the largest indoor on-ice tire testing facilities in Japan, featuring a 100m braking test course as well as a 30 x 30m (approximate) turning test course.

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Ensure you and your vehicle are up to speed this winter

“Weather plays a huge factor [in accidents], but it’s not an excuse,” says Sgt. Brett Moore of the Toronto Police Service.

On a wintry day, numerous crashes happen, varying in severity. However, not everyone is aware of what to do if they’re involved in an accident.

Officers say the first step should be a given: to abide by the provincial slogan “Steer it to Clear it.”

“Especially if you’re on a highway,” adds Sgt. Moore. “If you’re on the Gardiner or the Don Valley Parkway, get it off the road.”

 

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Goodyear and Conmet to offer fleets the commercial tire industry’s first combined tire and wheel hub analytics solution

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ConMet announced their strategic collaboration to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends.

For the first time in the industry, two companies will use their combined expertise in connected mobility and their existing data resources to provide fleets with holistic insights on tire and wheel end performance. The goal is to allow fleets to remotely monitor their vehicles in real time, automate insights and make better maintenance decisions in order to improve vehicle safety, as well as maximize efficiency and uptime.

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Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone Americas’ CEO on leadership now

Ferrari joined the tiremaker in January 2020. Within weeks, he found himself having to navigate a new job and firm amid a rapidly escalating global pandemic. What helped, the 50-year-old Ferrari said, was keeping his eyes on the rest of the world. “I have immediate family in Milan and Turin and those parts of Italy were the biggest first clusters after China, so I immediately knew how severe this was,” said Ferrari, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Hankook Tire Partners with Tableau Software for Next Generation Business Intelligence

Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is further driving its digital transformation by partnering with the leading analytics platform, Tableau Software. Through this partnership, Hankook will be equipped with advanced data analytics and agile user interface platform for next generation business intelligence.

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Goodyear tire development program aided by second dynamic simulator

Goodyear is to install a second DiM250 Dynamic Driving Simulator, supplied by VI-Grade, at its Innovation Center in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg.

Goodyear will use the simulator in conjunction with another DiM250 recently installed at the company headquarters in Ohio, USA. Both innovation sites also have previously installed VI-Grade Compact Simulators to assist with virtual tire development.

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USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Passenger P/LT Tires from China

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of these products from China will remain in place. 

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