Yokohama Tire’s New RS02 Radial Snow Tire Delivers Enhanced Traction For G-2 Graders


The tough weather calls for even tougher off-the-road (OTR) tires in the field. Yokohama Tire has the solution with its new RS02 radial snow tire, which is designed to give G-2 graders much more traction and performance in winter conditions.

Available in size 14.00R24, the RS02 offers “more bite on the ice,” according to Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning.

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GRI introduces eco-friendly solid rubber tires


Specialty tire maker GRI’s R&D team has developed an eco-friendly version of its high-performance Ultimate XT solid tire. Working in collaboration with a team of scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, the team spent two-and-a-half years developing the eco-friendly newcomer by replacing petroleum-based oil with a natural oil that is carbon neutral and renewable.

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Hankook technology uses artificial intelligence to build a better tire


SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. unveiled its new Virtual Compound Design system, designed to help predict the characteristics of a tire compound through artificial intelligence analysis, eliminating the need for actual testing.

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New data collection method may give tire makers an ‘edge’

LONDON—Tire makers should look to a new scalable approach to data analysis to overcome current barriers to the creation of a fully information-enabled production environment at their plants.

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Why the tread pattern is one of the most difficult tire elements to model virtually


In previous columns I’ve discussed some of the challenges that come with modeling the behavior of tires. Expanding on that, one of the single most challenging areas to model is the tread pattern. It’s also one of the most critical areas, as it affects the tire’s handling ability – the single most important performance aspect to get right.

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Online entrepreneur Michael Welch launches, a new way US motorists can buy their car tires online. Positioned as ‘Uber of car tires,’ the company aims to offer same-day tire installation anywhere in the US at market leading prices by 2020.

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Pirelli exclusive OE supplier to Aston Martin Dbx Suv

MILAN—Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has selected summer and winter versions of the Pirelli P Zero and Scorpion lines as exclusive OE fitments on the 2020 Aston Martin DBX, the Luxury car maker’s first SUV.

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Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black


DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Pirelli develops world’s first tire that can transmit info through 5G network


Pirelli announced they have developed the world’s first intelligent tire that can transmit information regarding road surface via the 5G network.

In Turin, the company presented the “World-first 5G enhanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) services” use case. The demonstration took place during “The 5G Path of Vehicle-to-Everything Communication” event organized by 5GAA – Automotive Association, of which Pirelli is a member.

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RoadVenture MT71 highlights Kumho’s evolution

MOAB, Utah — Kumho Tire U.S.A.’s MT71 is one end of a new “simplified” tire lineup aimed at covering more of the market while easing consumer decisions and improving inventory needs of dealers.

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