TIA Releases the Dates for the 2019 Certified ATS Training Tour Schedule

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(Bowie, MD – 1/7/2019) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has released the dates for the 2019 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. The 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies. Most of the classes will be held at local community and technical colleges.

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Global Specialty Tires Market Report 2018-2022: Online Tire e-Retailing Market Gaining Traction & Development of Airless Tires Gaining Momentum

DUBLIN, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Specialty Tires Market 2018-2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The specialty tires market will register a CAGR of close to 4% by 2022. The development of airless tires to push growth in the market. Automotive…

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GM tops Nissan to become the top carmaker in Mexico

The distinction comes as GM plans to shutter four U.S. manufacturing facilities this year, putting thousands of jobs at risk and drawing political and labor criticism of its decision to produce so many vehicles in Mexico, particularly the new Chevrolet Blazer SUV. GM’s rise in Mexico is largely because of Nissan scaling back its sedan production there, slipping from the top position.

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Conductive Silicone Rubber Market Study by Evolving Industry Analysis & Forecast to 2024 – Tmr

Global Conductive Silicone Rubber Market: Trends

Conductive silicone rubbers are widely used in several end-user industries due to their thermal and electrical conductivity properties. End-user industries such as electrical, electronics, automotive, defense & aerospace, and heavy industrial machineries experience broad usage of conductive silicone rubber. Electrically conductive silicone rubber is used in wires, cables, EMI shielding gaskets, and ESD shielding applications in electrical and electronics industries. Conductive silicone rubbers are used in EMP protection and wave guide application. They are used in military and aerospace equipment owing to their EMI shielding effects. 

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GM Brings You 10 Automotive Trends to Watch in 2019

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GM International , which oversees the Chevrolet , Holden, and Cadillac brands in the Asia-Pacific region , collaborated with Richard Watson , founder of NowAndNext.com and author of ‘Digital Vs. Human,’ for his Top 10 automotive trends to watch in 2019 .

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U.S. and Canadian unions go to battle with GM over jobs

Union members on both sides of the Detroit River escalated their campaign against General Motors Thursday over the automaker’s plans to shutter factories and put thousands of workers out of jobs. Early in the day, Unifor, the Canadian autoworkers’ union, aggressively launched a campaign to shame GM for those plans by running four full-page ads in print editions of the Free Press and Detroit News. “U.S. and Canadian workers made GM. Why should our jobs go to Mexico?

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Hankook to supply tires for the 2019 Ford Ranger

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Hankook Tire will supply tires for the 2019 Ford Ranger. The midsize pickup truck will be equipped as standard with Hankook’s Dynapro HT (Pattern RH12) or Dynapro AT-m (Pattern RF10) as an option.

The Dynapro HT is a highway all-season tire that is designed to be durable and deliver high levels of traction on snow. Its wide footprint is said to give good grip in all driving conditions.

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Huawei exec's arrest halting Chinese firms' Canadian expansion plans, says auto sector spokesman

Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production into Canada have put their plans on hold over the Vancouver arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s CFO, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production into Canada have put their plans on hold over the Vancouver arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s CFO, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

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Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

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Pirelli’s global motorsport partnership with promoter SRO Motorsports Group has been strengthened with the arrival of the Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019. The global championship brings together the Pirelli World Challenge in USA alongside the other GT sprint series promoted by SRO throughout Europe and Asia. This brings the total number of SRO competitions supplied by Pirelli up to 12.

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Continental will turn to software takeovers after powertrain IPO, report says

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FRANKFURT — German supplier Continental is considering acquiring software makers after the flotation of its powertrain unit expected in the second half of 2019, CFO Wolfgang Schaefer told Boersen-Zeitung. “We are currently in a position to pay up to 5 billion euros ($5.69 billion) for one or more companies,” he was quoted as saying in the German newspaper’s Saturday edition. “We want to expand our expertise in software.

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