NHTSA pressed to force automakers to keep safety records even longer

The Center for Auto Safety has called for NHTSA to require automakers to retain records of safety defects for at least 20 years, double the amount of time proposed by the government agency.

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Canada Invests in EV Infrastructure

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Canada is investing in a cross-country electric vehicle fast-charging network.

Canada has been delivering more options for families to help them make the switch to greener, zero-emission vehicles, as a way to promote a clean energy future.

To this end, Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester announced a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, so that they could build 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers in its coast-to-coast network.

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Camso earns supplier awards from Toyota businesses

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MAGOG, Quebec — Two Toyota Corp. companies active in the materials-handling sector have singled out industrial tire and track maker Camso Ltd. with top supplier awards.

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. recognized Magog-based Camso with its Core Value Award: Respect for People, while Toyota Industries Corp. gave Camso its Global Contribution Award. Both entities are involved in the production of materials-handling equipment such as forklifts.

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TBC expects robust aftermarket business to continue

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Erik R. Olsen, president and CEO, TBC Corp., which operates 730-plus retail stores under the NTB Tires & Service and Tire Kingdom brands, and franchises retail operations under the Big O Tires and Midas brands, talked to Tire Business about aftermarket trends.

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Lord outlines low-lead alternative products

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CINCINNATI—Lord Corp. proposed alternatives for some of its legacy Chemlok adhesive products as part of its low-lead initiative, with the deadline coming up next year.

JR Nordstrom, application engineer for Lord, covered the changes during his presentation at the Rubber Roller Group Meeting in Cincinnati.

Lord will stop making its Chemlok legacy products that have lead formulated into the batch, he said. 

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Porsche OKs Goodyear UUHP tire for 911 GT2/3

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BRUSSELS — German sports-car producer Porsche A.G. has homologated Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS “ultra-ultra-high-performance” tire range for use on its 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS lightweight street/track models.

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Ten Things You Must See at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is arguably the biggest public celebration of motoring in the world. For four days each year, the Duke of Richmond’s famous family residence, Goodwood House, becomes a focal point for any kind of road vehicle — from 19th Century pioneers to modern-day electric race cars and all points in-between.

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Canada June light-vehicle sales down 9.5% as losing streak hits 16 months

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Sales of new vehicles in Canada fell 9.5 percent in June, extending the streak of monthly declines to 16. Unlike recent previous months, during which a single automaker managed to drag down the monthly overall sales total, every major automaker from Detroit to Japan posted declines. Bigger automakers, such as Nissan, Honda, Toyota, and FCA, all saw their sales fall. Nissan sales fell 13 percent, Honda sales were off 10 percent, FCA sales decreased 4 percent, and Toyota sales dipped 2.2 percent.

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Nexen Tire in technology partnership with Plug and Play

Nexen Tire has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, an innovation platform and startup accelerator, as a part of its effort to build an infrastructure for future technology development and new business initiation.

Through the collaboration with Plug and Play, Nexen Tire will look to develop tire and mobility technologies. It will also enable the company to realize its open R&D philosophy and explore other potential partnerships in the tire industry.

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Canadian technology giant Blackberry and LG expand partnership to develop autonomous vehicle systems

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Canadian tech giant BlackBerry and LG Electronics of South Korea said Wednesday they have expanded a longtime partnership in an effort to “accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology” for automakers and suppliers. Financial details of the agreement were not released.

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