Canadian Government Announces New Investments In Advanced Vehicle Technologies – Canadian Auto World

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The Government of Canada announced it is making significant investments to establish Canada as a global leader in cybersecurity and automotive software for connected and autonomous vehicles. To meet that goal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $40 million in BlackBerry QNX, a business unit of BlackBerry Limited, to develop safe and secure software systems for the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Goodyear advances autonomous vehicle tire research

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Goodyear is working with Arizona-based Local Motors to conduct tire testing on its eight-passenger autonomous shuttle, the Olli. All of Local Motors’ Olli vehicles will be equipped with Goodyear tires.

The partnership will enable Goodyear to evaluate advanced tire technologies at various locations, including at the University of Michigan’s Mcity test facility. In particular, engineers will study operation and maintenance considerations.

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MEMA promotes Long to lead supplier group

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WASHINGTON — The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association on Monday tapped William Long as its new president. He replaces Steve Handschuh, who retired in December. The umbrella organization represents automotive suppliers, aftermarket suppliers, heavy duty truck manufacturers and remanufacturers that collectively employ 4.6 million people.

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Tiremakers crumbling under car industry slump

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By Nam Hyun-woo Hankook Tire CEO Cho Hyun-bum Domestic tiremakers were hit hard by the backpedaling in the global car market, with the top three companies each posting reduced 2018 earnings, their reports showed Friday. Hankook Tire , logged 703. 7 billion won ( $623.8 million ) in operating profit last year, down 11. 3 percent from a year earlier Sales also declined by 03 percent to 68 trillion won during the same period.

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Giti USA to supply OE tire for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Giti Tires USA announced that its manufacturing facility in South Carolina has completed an audit by Volkswagen to supply two tire sizes for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.

The plant can now officially begin producing the premium All-Season GitiComfort A1 in the 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H sizes for the popular Volkswagen sedan. Production of tires for Volkswagen will commence in the first quarter.

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Continental Announces 10-Year Agriculture Tire Warranty

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Continental has announced a new agricultural tire warranty in the United States and Canada offering customers up to 10 years of coverage from the date of purchase.

The warranty applies to all Continental brand radial agriculture tires including the Tractor70, Tractor85, TractorMaster and CombineMaster. General Tire brand agriculture tires, owned by Continental, are also included in the warranty with coverage up to five years from the date of purchase.

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Arkansas legislature considers OTR tire recycling bill

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Arkansas legislature is considering a bill that would facilitate the recycling of off-the-road tires in the state.

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Michelin develops winter tires for the Porsche Cayenne

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Engineers explain how they developed a bespoke version of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV tire for the Porsche Cayenne. In any typical original equipment project, Porsche first provides a design brief, then Michelin builds prototype tires. These are tested internally at Michelin’s test grounds on wet, dry and icy surfaces. The final result is a tire that hopefully meets and exceeds the expectations.

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Smithers Rapra experts to speak on EV tires and silica tread compounds

At Tire Technology Expo Conference next month Smithers Rapra’s Bruce Lambillotte, VP of technical consulting, and Dr Dustin Jenkins, senior analytical chemist, will speak on two prevalent topics.

Lambillotte will present ‘The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Tires to YR2028’ at 11:10am on March 5. This session on the first day of the expo will review a recent Smithers market report that addresses how the growing electric vehicle market and changing mobility trends will affect the many aspects of tire performance.

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Goodyear unveils Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire for light trucks

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Goodyear unveils its newest addition to its light truck portfolio, the Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire. The new tire is a fuel-efficient, all-season tire, offering excellent performance and extended mileage compared to the previous model.

Drivers will feel safer on both dry and wet roads, thanks to shorter stopping distances and the improved stability and handling of the new Vector 4Seasons Cargo.

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