Tire Cologne to highlight sustainability, future mobility


Organisers of The Tire Cologne 2020 international trade fair for the tire industry have issued a new update highlighting the new-mobility and sustainability themes of the event taking place 9-12 June at KoelnMesse, Cologne, Germany:

Cologne, Germany – The Tire Cologne event will open its doors for the second time in around three months.

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China tire maker reports on impact of Coronavirus outbreak

Beijing – A major Chinese tire manufacturer has updated ERJ about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the company’s operations in the country.

A handful of overseas clients have already shifted their orders from tire makers in China to those based in southeast Asia and Europe, according to a senior executive at Huasheng Rubber.

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Global auto production may have peaked, Bosch says

STUTTGART — Global automotive production may have peaked, Robert Bosch said on Wednesday, announcing job cuts and a review of its business to cope with a 44 percent drop in full-year operating profit and a downturn in demand for cars. Global automotive production is expected to fall for the third consecutive year, by 2.6 percent to 89 million vehicles in 2020, following a drop in demand in China, Europe and the U.S., the supplier said.

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Intelligent tires a key topic at Tire Technology Expo 2020


The latest developments in intelligent tires are set to feature across Tire Technology Expo 2020, with numerous new product launches and technology developments expected at the free-to-attend exhibition, as well as some stimulating presentations on the subject at the neighbouring conference (rates apply).

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Decade of growth for auto parts industry may soon be over

The auto parts industry has chalked up a decade of steady growth, but analysts and forecasters believe the strains of falling vehicle sales, rising material costs and huge demands for r&d spending could bring the party to an end.

The combination of uncertainty over future technologies, lingering import tariffs and unsettled trade issues with key trading partners — China, Mexico, Canada and Europe — will erode supplier company values and stock prices, making it harder to keep up current spending demands, many now worry.

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


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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GT Radial takes over Horiba Mira circuits for customer Ride and Drive Day

Giti Tire’s GT Radial Ride and Drive Day at Horiba Mira, held in partnership with exclusive brand distributor passenger for car, SUV/4×4 and light truck tyres, Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), was attended by a capacity group of 40 new and existing customers.

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BMW joins Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

MUNICH, Germany—German car maker BMW A.G. has joined the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, a coalition of stakeholders from across the natural rubber value-chain, including many major tire makers.

The move is a “rather logical approach,” considering the amount of rubber used in the automotive industry, the Munich-based company said.

“BMW needs around 24,000 (metric) tons of rubber a year for tires alone,” the company said, noting this decision links to its efforts to combat climate change.

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This Robot Will Make Any Car a Self-Driving Car

It may not be the future we want, but it’s undeniable that autonomous vehicles are coming. In the not too distant future, car and driver will become one and the same, and the cars we drive ourselves will eventually be replaced with those that drive themselves. But does that mean every car and truck on the road will need to be replaced with specially designed autonomous vehicles? Israeli startup IVObility has a better idea.

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