Save at the pump, measure tire inflation monthly

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Cambridge, May 13, 2019 – Surging gas prices have made fuel efficiency a higher priority for Canadian drivers, according to a new national survey conducted by Leger in mid-April for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

Nine-in-ten drivers surveyed (92 per cent) say fuel economy is now a higher priority for them and 90 per cent understand that proper tire inflation maximizes mileage and reduces fuel costs.

Read the source article at Be Tire Smart

Michelin’s RoadBib tractor tire designed for on-road versatility

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GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America is adding the RoadBib, a directional tractor tire designed to make tractors more versatile and as effective on road as off, to its agricultural tire lineup.

Available in two sizes, the RoadBib is designed for uses such as manure and silage hauling; spraying and spreading tasks; and public works projects where the tractor travels more miles on the road than in the field.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Pirelli launches Cyber Fleet and Cyber Gate solutions

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Pirelli has renewed its Cyber Fleet solution, launching the latest version at the 67th edition of the Hannover IAA Commercial Vehicle show. The new edition of the system focuses on two technologies – Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate. According to the company, these solutions have been designed to optimize management costs, increase safety and efficiency when it comes to tyres, reduce both vehicle downtime and CO2 emissions.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Michelin launches new harvester tire, just in time for North American harvest

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Farmers are using ever-larger machines to perform at high-load capacities while maintaining low pressures in the field. The Michelin CerexBIB 2 with IF and VF CFO+ designations are said to innovatively push the load and pressure limits for combine harvesters and other large harvesting equipment. CerexBIB 2 is available now in nine front sizes and seven rear sizes.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Michelin Tweel now available for select Mean Green Mowers

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Michelin’s X Tweel line is now available on select Mean Green Mowers ─ makers of the first all-electric, zero-turn-radius (ZTR) commercial mower.

The Mean Green Stalker stand-on ZTR model will be equipped with Michelin X Tweel Turf 18-inch drive wheels and 13-inch caster airless radial tires, and the CXR-60 ride-on ZTR will be fitted with Michelin X Tweel Turf 18-inch drive wheels.

Read the source article at Traction News

Trucking industry braces for technology disruption

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When we look into the not-so-distant future and envision autonomous trucks, we’re not looking at just innovation and game-changing technology, we are seeing the development of a disruptive technology.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)

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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic.

Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs and needs, etc.—present an evolving spider web of tire design parameters that put all design features, except round, into play.

To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

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Bridgestone expands flagship fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line

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Bridgestone Americas announced the expansion of its flagship Ecopia tire line with the release of the next-generation Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for crossovers, SUVs and minivans. Engineered for long-lasting performance and improved fuel-efficiency*, the all-new Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire offers a comfortable ride, backed by a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty.**

Read the source article at Traction News

Automakers ditching spare tires for better m.p.g.

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Nearly a third of new vehicles no longer come with a spare tire as standard equipment, a number likely to increase as automakers seek to reduce weight in cars to improve fuel economy. “This is a major issue for Michigan motorists who find themselves stranded on the roadside,” Susan Hiltz, public affairs director for AAA in Michigan, said Wednesday.

Read the source article at Detroit Free Press

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