Hankook picked as original equipment supplier for Fita 500 and Fiat Panda

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Hankook Tire announced will equip Fiat with its original equipment tire, Kinergy Eco², expanding its ever-growing global original equipment.

The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda are the first FCA city cars fitted with the new gasoline Mild Hybrid technology and they are the first step towards the electrification of the Fiat brand. The two models, icons of style, design and “Made in Italy” around the world, now improves fuel efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions on average by 20% and up to 30%.

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Canadian Auto Dealers Seek Managed ICE Phaseout

OTTAWA – The Canadian automobile sector has called on the country’s provinces to better coordinate efforts to increase demand for electric vehicles. This follows the Québec government announcing a ban on local sales of new combustion-driven light vehicles from 2035.

While the ban would not apply to most commercial vehicles and used-auto sales, and hybrid sales and use might still be allowed, Brian Kingston, the new president and CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn., fears this policy might not achieve its goal of promoting EV sales: “You need a plan, not a ban,” he tells Wards.

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Millennials are buying more cars, and sooner, but for how long?

2020 has been a year of unintended consequences, no matter where you look. Kids were suddenly doing their learning online, many of us began working from home, and thousands had to impromptu figure out how to interior-design the backdrop behind their computer monitor, as every virtual meeting became a peek into someone’s personal world. The car industry has seen some huge changes, as well. With the initial lockdowns, sales didn’t just spiral, they crashed.

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Pirelli Elect: The Tyre That Increases Autonomy, Reduces Onboard Noise and Maximises Grip

Low rolling resistance to increase autonomy, decreased road noise for ultimate comfort, immediate grip that puts the power down for a quick getaway, and a special structure designed to support the weight of a battery-powered vehicle. These are the key characteristics of Pirelli Elect tyres, developed by Pirelli together with leading car manufacturers to meet…

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Hankook presents futuristic tyre and mobility vision with its “Design Innovation 2020” project

Tyre maker Hankook reveals a futuristic mobility concept with its “Design Innovation 2020” project, presenting a two-wheeled mobility device called “HPS-Cell”. The HPS-Cell serves as an autonomous driving platform, which can be connected to various passenger cabins or cargo spaces, called pods. To bring the scenario to life, concept films and prototypes have been produced and are available to view on the official Hankook Tire YouTube page.

Premium tyre maker Hankook revealed the “Design Innovation 2020” project on its official YouTube Channel that envisions a futuristic tyre platform as a future driving and mobility innovation. Launched in 2012, the “Design Innovation” program is the tyre maker’s R&D project which is organised in collaboration with one of world’s leading design universities every two years. The joint research project puts forward futuristic concepts for driving and mobility solutions that tackle today’s challenges.

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Bridgestone Selected by Lamborghini as Tire Supplier for Huracán STO Supercar

BRUSSELSNov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lamborghini has chosen Bridgestone as the tire supplier for the Lamborghini Huracán STO, a new super sports car set to be released in 2021.

Bridgestone has developed a tailor-made Potenza tire for the Huracán STO engineering a high-performance tire capable of maximizing the Huracán STO’s traction, handling, control, and extreme overall performance.

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Goodyear and TuSimple partner on autonomous freight operations

Goodyear is to form a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to the latter’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).

As part of the collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks.

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Continental Receives 2020 Automotive Communications Award

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Continental earned the 2020 Automotive Communications Award for the advertising program featuring its new Autodiagnos Automotive Diagnostic System and Autodiagnos TPMS Service Tools.

The award was presented during the 2020 Virtual AAPEX Experience tradeshow by Women in Auto Care, part of the Auto Care Association, for the Best Ad Campaign to the Distribution and Retail Audience.

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Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D now available online for auto enthusiasts

Toyo Tire U.S.A. announces that beginning today, auto enthusiasts can experience one of the most popular destinations of the annual SEMA Show from the comfort and safety of their home with Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D.

With a dozen one-of-a-kind vehicles making their world debut, Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D provides virtual attendees the chance to explore the vehicles with a 360-degree view, read specs on the builds, take photos and share them on social media, and enter for the chance to win exclusive pins by Leen Customs.

People can experience Treadpass 3D from their smartphones, tablets, and computers by …

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Are Democrats in Better Car-Buying Mood Than Republicans?

U.S. car dealers may see an increase in Democratic shoppers and, conversely, a decrease in Republican purchase intenders because of the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election, says Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive’s senior economist.

“Democrats may be more likely to buy a vehicle” because they’re elated that Democrat Joe Biden is President-elect, he says, even though incumbent Donald Trump has yet to concede.

 

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