ERJ Top 10 Technology Stories

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ERJ focus on significant developments and advances in rubber materials, processing and application technologies:

Mesnac advances “most intelligent” TBM

TIRE MANUFACTURE – Mesnac has recently introduced what it said was “the most intelligent tire building machine (TBM) designed independently in China”. The PS2A PCR machine, features ‘synchronous turn-up’ and intelligent control technologies, and achieves cycle times of less than 40s…

Yokohama taps ‘informatics’ to accelerate rubber research

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Future of tire technology tied to transportation revolution

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The future of the tire industry depends on how it responds to the revolution of transport systems globally, according to Goodyear’s senior director of external science and technology programs.

Surendra Chawla, who’s been in his position with Goodyear since 2007,  delivered the keynote address at ITEC in Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance, a one-day conference held in mid-September.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Bridgestone launches new touring tire

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Brussels – Bridgestone has launched its Turanza T005 premium touring tire at a recent event in Greece, the company announced 9 Oct

Developed and produced in Europe, the tire is said to deliver “outstanding wet performance and fuel economy, combined with high mileage.”

With more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims, it will be available on the European replacement tire market from January 2018 and will replace the current T001 EVO.

At the same time, Bridgestone…

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Bosch CEO plays down diesel woes

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FRANKFURT — Robert Bosch has felt the impact of the diesel-emissions crisis through its ties to Volkswagen Group. But the supplier has been able to offset any hit to sales through its strong commercial vehicle business, CEO Volkmar Denner told Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, in an interview. What impact did the diesel crisis have on Bosch? At present, we have a very good situation in our diesel business.

Read the source article at Automotive News Europe

Dyson to Spend £1 Billion Making ‘Radical’ Electric Car

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Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said Tuesday. The company is investing one billion pounds ($1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, Dyson said. These investments will dwarf money the company is spending on research and development for its vacuums and air filters.

Read the source article at Bloomberg.com

European automakers offer conditional 20% cut in CO2 by 2030

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FRANKFURT — European carmakers offered a further 20 percent cut to average carbon dioxide emissions in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remain conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars. The proposal was announced at the Frankfurt auto show by Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and president of the European manufacturers’ association, ACEA.

Read the source article at Automotive News Europe

Suppliers adjust powertrain plans as pressure mounts on combustion engines

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Tucked deep inside the German countryside and surrounded by rolling hills, Robert Bosch’s Boxberg proving ground has some of the cleanest air in the country. Therefore, when one of the supplier’s top executives used the idyllic backdrop to speak out against a crackdown on excessive smog 100 km away in the company’s home town of Stuttgart, the contrast was notable.

Read the source article at Automotive News Europe

Here Is Why Owner-Operators and Fleets Should Be Concerned With Fuel Efficiency

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Tweet Ever since President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, terms like emissions, fuel efficiency, and nonrenewable resources have become familiar to the public. The trucking industry moves 11 billion tons of freight each year and trucks deliver 100 percent of all consumer products. Just keeping our modern world operating as usual uses up considerable resources. Now, not only does the EPA mandate those resources be conserved, they also cost drivers money!

Read the source article at Go By Truck News

Save money with these simple motoring tips

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Save money with these simple motoring tips Simple changes can add up to a big saving A Staff Reporter Updated: 15:35 Friday 25 August 2017 Promoted by Switch Off and Breathe There are cost-free, straight-forward tasks you can undertake immediately to ensure your car is running as efficiently as possible, saving you money – and looking after the environment. Car ownership is an expensive business.

Read the source article at Edinburgh Evening News

German firms likely to stop ICE development in as little as 6 years, says major supplier

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Continual improvements in alternative technologies coupled with environmental mandates that spur their growth may lead to automakers starting to abandon internal combustion engine development in as little as six years. That’s the word of major automotive supplier Continental’s CFO, Wolfgang Schaefer, who spoke recently with Reuters.

Read the source article at motorauthority.com