Smart Tires Are Coming – How Consumers Will Benefit from Sensor Technology

The automatization of traffic is advancing, which also sets new requirements for car tires. When a car is not human-controlled, it must be able to individually observe driving conditions via sensors installed on tires, for example. The old and familiar safety characteristics, such as grip on ice and aquaplaning resistance, will be joined by technology that produces real-time data.  

– If a car does not have an active driver to ensure that the tires are safe to use, safety needs to be measured in another way, says Mika Penttilä, Head of Digital Technology for Nokian Tyres 

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Aftermarket Stabilizing, but Uncertainties Remain Says AIA

Following on from its initial survey on the impact of COVID-19 on business conditions in the automotive aftermarket, conducted April 20-May 8), AIA Canada has released the results of a second study.

Conducted between June 1 and 12, 2020, the study targeted aftermarket business owners and employees across the country, including parts manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, warehouse distributors, collision centres, mechanical service shops and quick lube centres.

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Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

When driving an electric car, it’s important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional…

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AIA Canada Announces the Cancellation of Canada Night Held During AAPEX 2020

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces that the 2020 edition of Canada Night has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.

Originally scheduled for November 3, 2020, Canada Night was to have taken place during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Continental Tire Launches Tire Promotion For July & August

Beginning July 1 and available through August 31, consumers who purchase four (4) qualifying light truck, SUV, or CUV tires will receive up to a $100 Visa prepaid card.

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Michelin VP of Sales: Signs of Recovery Taking Shape

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On this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, we talk with Andrew Meurer, Michelin North America‘s vice president of sales, to get an update on how the company has handled the pandemic, the signs of recovery it’s seeing and what it has in store for the rest of 2020.

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NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you’ll be baking and knowing you’ll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

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Bridgestone Acquires iTrack Solutions Business from Transense Technologies

TOKYO (June 25, 2020) – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced it has completed the purchase of the iTrack Solutions Business from UK-based Transense Technologies PLC (Transense).

iTrack is a globally-preferred provider of tire management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) vehicle market. The business offers a comprehensive tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) specially designed for mining tires. In addition to tire temperature and pressure monitoring, the iTrack tire management platform provides customizable geofencing, speed alerts and more to help mining customers optimize their operations for increased productivity and profitability.

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Nexen Tire Extends Next Level Promotion to Q3

For Q3, which runs between July 1 and Sept. 30, Nexen Tire dealers will start earning rewards after purchasing 70 tires, instead of 100. In addition to lowering Tier 1 purchase requirements, Nexen Tire says it is offering “Double Dollar” payouts for select tires throughout the quarter:

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BFGoodrich Tires celebrate 150 years of innovation and performance

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BFGoodrich Tires started as a small rubber company in Akron, Ohio in 1870, and 150 years after, it became a powerhouse of innovation and performance enablement.

During the past century and a half, BFGoodrich’s accomplishments include the first pneumatic car tire produced in the U.S., tires for the first car to drive coast to coast, tires on the historic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis, the first tubeless tires, the first radial tire in the U.S., and tires on the Columbia space shuttles.

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