Trump tariffs could sink Canada’s auto industry

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TORONTO — Donald Trump’s heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that could devastate the car industry in Canada and lead to higher U.S. prices.

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Trump Auto Tariffs Would Slam Canada as Trade Rhetoric Heats Up – Bloomberg

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Donald Trump’s heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that would devastate the car industry in Canada and lead to higher U.S. prices. The Trump administration’s pledge to consider tariffs on all imported vehicles took on more urgency last weekend after Trump and his advisers accused Trudeau of “bad faith diplomacy” for his trade comments following a meeting of Group of Seven leaders in Quebec. “I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look …

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Montreal’s Movin’ On event sparks mobility innovations from around the world

MONTREAL – You can’t buy a wind-powered car, and probably won’t ever be able to, but there really is such a thing. And Canada currently holds the world championship for them.

That was just one of the surprises at Michelin Movin’ On, a three-day summit on sustainable mobility held at the end of May in Montreal. Originally called Challenge Bibendum – for Michelin’s tire-themed Bibendum mascot – it was first held in 1998 in France.

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Goodyear to test intelligent tire technology at Mcity

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Goodyear to test intelligent tire technology at Mcity By Crain’s Akron Business Goodyear to conduct testing at the Mcity Test Facility Company to test tires and sensors with connected road infrastructure Goodyear said to be first tire company affiliated with Mcity.

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Firestone introduces new IndyCar rain tire

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Firestone introduces new IndyCar rain tire 3,992 views By: David Malsher , US Editor 01/06/2018 06:17 Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today at Belle Isle, Detroit, launched a new IndyCar Firestone Firehawk rain tire for the first time in three years and it features an all-new tread pattern.

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GM’s autonomous vehicle unit gets $2.25 billion boost

DETROIT — SoftBank Vision Fund, a prominent technology investment firm, is investing $2.25 billion in General Motors Co.’s autonomous vehicle operation.

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Technology’s effect on retail among topics at Future Tire Conference

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LONDON — As technology driving the tire and automotive industries continues to change, its effects on retail tire businesses continue to multiply.

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Wacky World of Rubber: Tires made difference in first Indy 500

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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 2011. When watching present-day pit stops where tire/wheel combinations are swapped out in mere seconds, it’s hard to fathom that in the inaugural running of “The Greatest Spectacle of Racing,” dealing with tire changes was much more difficult.

As Donald Davidson, the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, related to attendees at the 25-Year Club Luncheon during the recent ACS Rubber Division Spring Technical Meeting in Indianapolis, back then the tires actually had to be peeled off the rims, which weren’t removable, replaced and inflated—all using manual tools.

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To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

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Is it okay to keep your winter tires on in the summer? I’d rather not spend the money for two sets of tires. − Jennifer Winter tires are designed and built to perform a single task, which is to offer a superior, safer driving experience during the frosty months. While short-term use for a trip down south or slightly delayed seasonal removal is not going to cause any significant tire deterioration, keeping them on year-round is not recommended.

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Bridgestone Relaunches TireSafety.com

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) has relaunched TireSafety.com, a consumer website dedicated to providing drivers with important tire and driving safety information. The website refresh is part of the company’s dedication to National Tire Safety Week (May 21 – May 28), an industry initiative led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

“Tires are an important vehicle safety feature – they are the only part of a car that touch the road and play a critical role in ensuring drivers can accelerate, stop and turn safely,” said Dave Johnson, chief quality officer, Bridgestone Americas. “Many drivers don’t realize that the safety and performance of their tires are highly dependent on proper care and maintenance. As the number one tire company in the world, we have an important role to play in educating drivers about how tires impact their safety and are committed to providing drivers with hands-on information to make tire maintenance simple.”

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