Michelin to launch tyre pressure management system at Automechanika


Michelin will unveil its wireless tyre pressure management system at Automechanika Birmingham 6-8 June. The accessory will be distributed by Fit2Go, and is designed to be user-friendly; it can be installed in under three minutes.

The valve-mounted part of the Michelin tyre pressure management system weighs 8g, and transmits pressure and temperature data to a small, windscreen-mounted sensor. The solar-powered sensor flashes and emits an alarm if pressure is incorrect or if temperatures are too high. A separate pressure checker is also supplied, and contactless technology means tyre pressures can be measured accurately without having to unscrew dirty valve caps.

Christian Delhaye, managing director of Michelin Lifestyle Limited, said: “Running tyres at the correct pressure saves money and it saves lives. The Michelin tyre pressure management system is a low-outlay solution to a serious issue, and we believe it will be an extremely popular product.

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Sumitomo develops intelligent sensing tires technology


Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has developed a new tire sensing technology which is able to detect road conditions, tire load and other information by analyzing the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires.

Called “Sensing Core,” the technology follows another SRI proprietary technology, DWS (deflation warning system), which analyses wheel speed signals from the rotation of tires to detect and notify the driver of decreases in tire air pressure.

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Michelin Says Stop Buying Tires Early


When do you change the tires on your car? Although the legal minimum is 1.6 mm of tread, many experts advise replacing rubber at around 3.0 mm. This is because tires are generally believed to perform at their best with lots of tread — but now Michelin has taken the unusual step of warning consumers that this is wrong and swapping tires early is pointless.

The tire manufacturer has hit out at the common belief that tires become less efficient as they wear, explaining that its premium rubber performs better with 1.6 mm of tread than some budget brands with full tread. It also says that tires become more fuel efficient as they wear and rolling resistance decreases, meaning drivers could be using more fuel by changing early.

If everyone in the EU changed their tires at 3.0 mm rather than 1.6 mm, they’d spend €6.9 billion (almost $7.7B) a year in unnecessary tire purchases and additional fuel consumption says Michelin. It adds that it would result in 128 million additional tires being used a year in Europe — which would cause nine million tons of additional CO2 emissions every year.

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Tri-Ace Tires Announces New Custom Tires with New Sizes and New Designs


Tri-Ace Wheel and Tire Corp. announced more new mud-terrain tire sizes and products.

“With over 100 sizes in UHP and new leading edge sizes and designs for light trucks and SUVs, we are gearing up to provide America with tires that are not an after-thought, but a highly technical mindset from the legendary polymer chemist and design guru, Mark Ma,” said Jack Bidding, Tri-Ace senior brand manager.

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RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels Named to Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best Franchises List

Continuing to prove that it is one of the premiere franchise brands in the country, RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR), the fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise in the nation, was recently named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises List. The list, which recognizes the elite companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking, further validates the strength of the brands that continue to stand out in the competitive and evolving franchise world.

Based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®recognized RNR earlier this year for its exceptional performance in areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The list serves as a superior competitive measure for franchisors as well as a primary research tool for entrepreneurs seeking established franchise concepts with proven systems and results.


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Goodyear becomes uniform sponsor to NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers


The uniforms of Cavaliers players – pictured here is Kyrie Irving – will feature Goodyear’s Wingfoot logo.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently the defending champions in the USA’s National Basketball Association, hail from the state in which The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is based. And upon entering into a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the Cavaliers, the Ohio-based tyre maker spoke of “home-state pride.” The deal, announced yesterday at the Cavaliers’ home arena, will see the Goodyear Wingfoot logo appear on player uniforms from the 2017-18 season. In addition, Goodyear will collaborate with Turner Sports, a national broadcaster of the NBA, to develop custom branded content and advertising on TNT and other platforms.

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Next-generation Firestone off-road tire debuts


ORANGE, Va. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has set its sights on grabbing a larger share of the mud and off-road tire market with the introduction of the Firestone Destination M/T2, a next-generation tire for four-wheel drive vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

The Destination M/T2 tire features a new tread compound and aggressive tread design for use in demanding off-road conditions, the company said.

Bridgestone unveiled the new tire —the successor to the 15-year-old Firestone Destination M/T — at a ride-and-drive event coordinated by Overland Experts for tire dealers and tire journalists May 8-11 on an 8,600 acre tract in Orange. Attendees put the tires to the test on trails that included creek beds, deep mud and rocks.

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GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality


Hankook Tire has commented on its recognition as a General Motors Supplier of the Year. The company was one of five tyre makers to gain this distinction at the vehicle manufacturer’s 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Orlando, Florida at the end of March.

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Michelin raising prices in Europe — again


AMSTERDAM — Group Michelin is raising prices in Europe in its various segments for the second time in 2017, the French tire-maker disclosed recently in a presentation with financial analysts.

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Canadian oilseed invention found in new-gen Nokian tires


NOKIA, Finland—A Canadian agricultural invention widely considered a global Cinderella success story is a key ingredient in a new winter tire from Nokian Tyres, helping to give it better grip in snow and on glare ice.

The rubber in Nokian’s latest-generation Hakkapeliitta range of tires is designed to be softer at colder temperatures, aided in large part by using canola oil in the construction.

The oil being used isn’t from Canola in Canada where it has become a major Western crop, but canola wouldn’t exist without the work of two researchers at the University of Manitoba—Baldur Stefansson and Keith Downey—who bred the heart-healthy edible canola oilseed from inedible rapeseed.

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