Hankook Tire is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of the KINERGY PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire, the company’s first tire made exclusively in the U.S. at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The KINERGY PT is optimized for long-distance travel, safety and driving performance through enhanced traction.
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New Delhi, India – The Indian government’s ministry of finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on radial truck and bus (TBR) tires imported from China, according to an 18 Sept official notice.
The decision followed an…
Michelin Earthmover today announced the launch of two new sizes of the Michelin XHATM 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.
Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global marketing technology company.
Continental Tire the Americas is ending its sponsorship of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) at the end of the contract term in 2018. Michelin North America will serve as official sponsor of the series starting in 2019.
“The significance of this expanded partnership with Michelin, one of the world’s most recognized premium brands, cannot be overstated,” said Scott Atherton, IMSA president.
Sunday 17 September at 10:35 Pirelli making ‘softer than ultra-soft’ tyre for 2018 Font size: Sunday 17 September at 10:35 : Sep.17 (GMM) Pirelli has committed to supplying softer tyres to F1 teams and drivers in 2018. Although the tyres are bigger this year to accommodate the much faster 2018 cars, there has been widespread criticism of the compounds — especially the hardest ones.
A new concept tire from Hankook will be showcased on the new electric drive concept vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. Crozz II, at the IAA in Frankfurt. Following the world première of the concept car in Shanghai in April, the company is presenting a new version of the I.D. Crozz at the IAA. Like the Volkswagen I.D. and the I.D. Buzz, the latest generation from the Volkswagen Group is also equipped with Hankook tires.
Hanover, Germany – Germany tire and technology company Continental AG has introduced two concept tires which are aimed at improving safety.
ContiAdapt combines micro-compressors integrated into the wheel to adjust the tire pressure with a variable-width rim.
The system can modify the size of the contact patch, which under different road conditions is a decisive factor for both safety and comfort.
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Hankook advances tire-noise insulation technology
APPLICATION – Hankook has updated its ‘sound absorber’ technology, which is already being fitted as OE on high-end SUVs and sport coupés. Acoustic foam used in the tire is no longer being fixed in place with a full-surface coating of the company’s Sealguard material.
The cars will be the stars at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but some of the most interesting and talked-about new features will be coming from suppliers, including technology that can look into drivers’ eyes and read their mind (well, almost), to dazzling audio systems that don’t use speakers and wireless inductive charging systems for battery-electric vehicles.
Earlier this year, one of the world’s largest and most diversified auto suppliers, gave journalists a preview of the multitude of products it will introduce at Frankfurt.
It was like trying to drink from the proverbial fire hose.