BKT Approaches Business a Little Differently

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LAS VEGAS — It’s strikingly evident that Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) approaches business a little differently than most tire manufacturers.

Need a better quality of carbon black? No need to search the globe for a supplier. Build your own plant instead.

Hear concerns about a soft market for agriculture tires and other OTR products? No worries, invest heavily. …

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Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.

In New York state, it’s been illegal for drivers to talk on a hand-held phone for almost 20 years; texting at the wheel was banned a decade ago. Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher.

 

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Michelin’s approach to sustainability in tire development

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Romain Muggeo, lifecycle assessment performance engineer, and Antoine Pinneau, senior vice president development B2B, at Michelin, discuss the tire maker’s approach to tire lifecycle analysis as they strive to preserve biodiversity and the earth’s ecosystem.

 

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Video: The Rolling Resistance-Fuel Efficiency Target Conflict

Although tire manufacturers are making technological leaps in tire design and rubber compounding year after year, they all still face what they call the “target conflict” between mileage and rolling resistance. This means that improving one of these characteristics in the tire typically reduces performance in the other area. Is it possible to find a tire that’s the best of both worlds?

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U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday night she expected the final language of the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) to be set by Tuesday, which would bring Democrats to a “moment of truth” on whether to proceed to passage.

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Survey Finds Majority Of Americans Unsure Of Their Ability To Drive In Winter Weather

When it comes to driving during the winter, nine in 10 Americans don’t trust others to stay safe on the road, although only 41% are confident in their own winter-driving abilities. And with many roads across the U.S. experiencing icy conditions throughout the winter, 48% of drivers even avoid running errands or traveling at all (42%) due to weather concerns.

 

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The global low rolling resistance tire market at a CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global Low Rolling Resistance Tire Market: About this market This low rolling resistance tire market analysis considers sales from both aftermarket and OEMs end-users. Our study also finds the sales of low rolling resistance tire in APAC, Europe,…

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Goodyear Begins Intelligent Tire Pilot with European Fleets

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.

The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tires – equipped with embedded sensors – through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher’s shared services platform called Rubiwin.

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AIA Canada Hosts Holiday Networking Reception

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On the evening of November 27, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee hosted a holiday networking reception.

The event took place from 6 pm to 10 pm in The Rec Room Roundhouse located at 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, a group of around 20 guests gathered at the venue to share an evening of relaxed conversations.

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Goodyear OE on Tesla Cyber Truck?

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During the last week Elon Musk and Tesla have been busily promoting their latest innovation – the Cyber Truck. The combination of its angular design and hugely powerful drivetrain will certainly turn heads. And, if the initial orders are anything to go by, it is set to be very disruptive in the growing SUV/pickup sector. Indeed, during the first 72 hours after the Cyber Truck’s launch 300,000 vehicles were pre-ordered – enough to put the Cyber Truck in the top 10 for annual US sales.

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