Continental to test tires in dynamic driving simulator

Continental is investing in a state-of-the-art dynamic driving simulator in order to develop its premium tires for the original equipment business even more efficiently, sustainably, and precisely in line with customer requirements in the future. The high-tech installation from manufacturer Ansible Motion will go into operation in mid-2022 at Continental’s largest European tire test center, the Contidrom in Wietze near Hanover. It is a Driver-in-the-loop simulator (DIL) that calculates exact driving dynamics parameters of the tires and those of the respective test vehicle. Thanks to its high mobility, the simulator can provide Continental’s professional test drivers with subjective driving impressions, just like tire tests on the test track. Test drivers can experience new tire developments in the most diverse virtual test scenarios and driving situations.

 

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Continental expands General Tire portfolio for Earthmoving Industry

Continental is expanding its General Tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the General TE95 tire. The tire impresses with high traction, especially for soil compaction work in road and construction applications, and, like the entire product line, is equipped with V.ply technology. With this expansion, the General Tire tire portfolio grows to a total of 18 tire specifications for the earthmoving industry. The first General Tire earthmoving tires were launched in early 2020 – the portfolio now includes a total of 14 sizes, which are used on wheel loaders and dozers as well as on dump trucks and scrapers.

 

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Executive Interview with Jochen Etzel, CEO of Continental Tire the Americas

In the last several months, Continental’s tire business solidified this customer-centric plan in its Vision 2030, a look at what the next 10 years holds for the company. In that, the tiremaker has set its sights on becoming the leader in digital tire solutions by 2030, with its dealer customers at the core of its innovation. …

Tire Review caught up with Etzel last month to learn more about the company’s digital-centric plans, as well as opportunities the company sees in serving the North American car parc and dealers.

 

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Michelin Named ‘World’s Most Valuable Tire Brand’

Michelin has become the world’s most valuable tire brand following 30% brand value growth that generated $7.9 billion over the last year, according to the latest Brand Finance report.

It overtook Bridgestone (down 6% to $7.0 billion), which slipped from first to second place in the annual Brand Finance Tyres 10 ranking.

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Continental Names Ryal Siem New Plant Manager in Clinton

Continental, the leading technology company and premier tire manufacturer, announced the appointment of Ryal Siem as Plant Manager of Continental’s plant in Clinton, Mississippi. Siem takes over the reins from Michael Egner who will move on to a new role at Continental’s Headquarters in Hanover, Germany.

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Continental Recalling Some Conti, General, Barum Tires

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling certain Continental, General and Barum brand tires sold as original or replacement equipment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected tires were cured for too long during production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

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Continental harnesses two-phase compounds for latest winter truck tires

Continental has released details of its newly developed Generation 3 winter tires for truck applications. Part of its Scandinavia tire family, the new generation consists of the HS3 (steer), HD3 (drive) and HT3 (trailer) tires.

“As our customers face tougher market demands, they expect us to deliver higher-performance products,” said Hinnerk Kaiser, head of tire development at Continental. “For the Generation 3 winter tires we pooled our tire expertise and brought new technologies into play in order to push the performance envelope. We decided to use a higher natural rubber content so as to further improve rolling resistance and maximize flexibility in low temperatures.”

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On Course for Growth: Continental Restructures Management of Specialty Tyres Business Unit

Continental has changed its management in the “Specialty Tyres” business unit as of January 1: Wolfgang Thomale, head of the entire Specialty Tyres business unit, is also responsible for the associated Two-Wheel Tyres segment. This was previously under the management of Thomas Falke. Falke, who will now be responsible for the Commercial Specialty Tyres segment, which Thomale had led since summer 2020.

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Continental Manufactures Tire With New ‘HL’ Load Index

Large, powerful cars and SUVs with electric or hybrid drive are far heavier than conventional vehicles, yet offer little room to fit larger tires with higher load capacities. In response, Continental is now manufacturing the first passenger tire with the new “HL” load index. Inflated to the same pressure, these tires have a higher load capacity than those built to the former XL standard, said the company.

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Continental expands its online dealer portal ContiOnlineContact for OTR and agricultural tires

Hanover, January 18, 2021. Continental expands the digital online dealer portal ContiOnlineContact. The portal now lists the entire Off-The-Road (OTR) and agricultural tire portfolio. This enables dealers and customers from the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, port and airport sectors, among others, to order tires flexibly and on demand. With the expansion of the dealer portal to include OTR and agricultural tires, service performance will be continuously improved and tire ordering will be catering to the individual needs of the customers. The new products are available both as ad-hoc orders with delivery directly from the regional warehouses and as direct shipments from the factories. 

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