Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Truck Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase of up to 6% on select commercial truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. This includes drive, all-position/steer and trailer tires, and is effective Dec. 1, says the company.

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Continental in talks to sell parts of Vitesco and ContiTech,

FRANKFURT — Continental plans to sell some of its automotive operations, including parts of powertrain arm Vitesco Technologies and rubber unit ContiTech, CEO Elmar Degenhart told a German business paper.

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Nexen touts AI-based technology to cut tire, vehicle noise

SEOUL, South Korea — Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. has developed an artificial intelligence-based technology that it claims will allow it to reduce both tire noise and pass-by noise generated by cars and tires.

The company said the AI- and big-data-base “prediction system” has been in development since 2018 in partnership with Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group and Inha University in Korea and will help it increase customer satisfaction, improve the environment and research and development (R&D) time and costs.

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What Gore Mutual advises about winter tires

Ontario auto clients should start thinking soon about their seasonal tire change, an executive with Gore Mutual suggests.

“As we get further into fall and temperatures begin to drop below seven degrees Celsius, motorists should definitely begin thinking about changing to winter tires. In southwestern Ontario, this change in weather typically happens around mid- to late-October,” Gavin Brown-Jowett, Gore Mutual’s vice president of personal lines and SME Transformation, told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday.

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Continental Launches App for Commercial Tire Dealers, Fleets


Continental has released a new mobile app, which the company says makes it easy to get information about Continental products.

The tire and retread selector tool helps users choose the right tire based on fleet vocation, tire size and other factors. The dealer locator provides directions and contact information for nearby Continental dealers. The newsfeed keeps users up-to-date with the latest company news and new product launches.

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Fountain Tire Launches Digital Vehicle Reporting

Digital vehicle inspection and reporting became standard practice across Fountain Tire locations this month.

The new offering provides customers with detailed photos and descriptions taken during the vehicle inspection process. The resulting reports play an important role in customer communication, education and transparency in the vehicle repair process.

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The Pandemic’s Effect On Driving Will Probably Never Go Away

A consulting group predicts we might just… never go back to driving as much as we did before Covid. Of course, I’m thrilled at the idea of it, even though I’m sure all of you other drivers will still find a way to do exactly the speed limit in front of me in the far left lane anyway. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 5, 2020. A new report in Bloomberg discusses how quarantine has trashed our collective mileage, and also notes that our high point may have been the mid-2000s.

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TRAC’s Carol Hochu Ready To Raise Profiles And Advance Issues


Not even a pandemic can stop Carol Hochu, president and CEO-elect of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), from hitting the ground running. Before officially beginning her position at the end of September, Hochu was making appointments, booking tours and reaching out to counterparts around the world like the United States Tire Association (USTA). “I want to connect with staff, board members, and other key stakeholders,” says Hochu. “I want to jump in with both feet and get rolling.”

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Advanced Tires Market Projected To Hit $1,349.7 Mn By 2030 | Analysis, Sales Revenue, Key players & Future Investment

PORTLAND , OREGON, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 / / — According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global advanced tires market for advanced tires is expected to reach USD 1.34 billion by 2030.

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Pirelli Launches New P Zero Trofeo R

Pirelli is to exclusively equip the new McLaren 765LT.

The P Zero Trofeo R tire was chosen as the starting point for this latest collaboration. Now the Trofeo R has been further refined in a joint effort from Pirelli and McLaren to meet the high-performance requirements of this latest car. For drivers who are less inclined to use their cars on track, the Pirelli P Zero tires are also available.

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