BFGoodrich Tires Extends Popular Lines For The Demands Of Police Vehicles


BFGoodrich Tires has introduced two of its most popular car and light-truck tire lines in new fitments for the most widely used police-pursuit vehicles. The tires are designed and made in the United States and have been accepted on the U.S. Government’s Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL), which lists tires capable of handling police duties.

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Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market to 2023: Analysis by Vehicle Type, Tire Type, Demand Category, and Region

Dublin, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car Vs Two-Wheeler), By Tire Type (Summer & All-Season Vs Winter), By Demand Category (Replacement Vs OEM), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” report has been added to’s offering.

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Sustainable rubber, autonomous vehicles on industry agenda


HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The tire industry has seen big changes in the last decade witnessed by how the aftermarket is split up, and will see even bigger changes in the future brought on by new automotive technologies, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. Speaking at the recent Clemson Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, he said of 209 million replacement passenger tires shipped in the U.S. in 2017, 144 million were imported.

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Pirelli Targets the Hearts and Wallets of F1 Fans With Tire-Inspired Speakers

curata__wrS81dY40GkQh2Q.jpeg Pirelli and Italian audio company Ixoost have joined forces to create what is likely the most unoriginal car-themed accessory of all times: a wireless speaker that looks like a tire. Yes, you may have already seen the popular tire wall clocks and the tire center tables, but now there’s a speaker dubbed the Pirelli P Zero Sound to accompany all the tire-inspired home and office accessories that car and racing aficionados apparently can’t get enough of.

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US automakers’ lower profits, see pitfalls for 2018


Detroit’s automakers are profitable, but they face a turbulent second half of 2018. After second-quarter earnings reports Wednesday from all three domestic car companies, analysts and auto executives outlined mounting challenges in international markets, especially China, and the looming threat of President Donald Trump’s proposed 25 percent increase in tariffs on imported cars and parts, which could inflate prices across the board.

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Pirelli reveals it has more than 500 fitment deals for its run-flat tires


Underlining its position as a leading developer of run-flat tires, Pirelli now has more than 500 homologations for its run-flats. In total, it has secured 516 OE fitment deals – 326 for summer tires, 100 for winter, and 90 for all-season tires. All together Pirelli has more than 2,800 OE contracts with OEMs for its products.

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TIA, retreaders take message to Capitol Hill


WASHINGTON — The estate tax, infrastructure funding, taxation of online sales, health care, scrap tires, right-to-repair and import tariffs were among the issues discussed June 20 on Capitol Hill as more than 100 Tire Industry Association members from…

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GM’s plummeting car sales pose test


DETROIT — General Motors’ crossovers and trucks are doing what they were built to do: haul and tow. Specifically, they’re towing the wreckage of the company’s car sales, which declined 18 percent through the first half of the year, vs. a 12 percent rise in light-truck sales. Cars now represent just 21 percent of GM’s sales in the U.S., down from more than 25 percent a year ago.

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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows


On the face of it, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a small specialist show held in a rural corner of southern England. In reality, this motorsport-themed event is attracting global manufacturers by offering far more than traditional auto shows such as Paris or Geneva can ever do.

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How to ensure accuracy in tire testing


While advances in tire compound and construction technology steadily continue, improvements in performance are getting incrementally smaller.

Tire manufacturers face the law of diminishing returns: test and development programs are becoming more complex, but the products themselves are improving by decreasing margins.

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