Goodyear develops tall and narrow EV concept tire

Marking its 100th anniversary, Citroën developed a special concept car, the 19_19 Concept – an autonomous, connected, electric vehicle. Goodyear was selected to create a bespoke tire for the application, which would deliver the performance required for this unique vehicle.

“Goodyear’s C100 concept tire was specifically designed for the Citroën 19_19 Concept vehicle. It features technology to deliver maximum comfort and efficiency for electric mobility and the intelligent capabilities needed to support an autonomous vehicle,” said Mike Rytokoski, chief marketing officer, consumer Europe at Goodyear.

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Kubota, Titan Form Exclusivity Agreement for Goodyear R14 Crossover Tire


Titan International and Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) / Kubota Canada Limited (KCL) have formed an exclusivity agreement for Goodyear R14 crossover tires on select Kubota compact tractor models.

It is the first exclusivity agreement KTC and KCL have chosen to enter with a tire manufacturer.

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Sullivan Tire Celebrates 64 Years with Goodyear Blimp Flight


Sullivan Tire and Auto Service is taking to the skies to celebrate 64 years of business as they offer guests a ride on a Goodyear blimp.

On May 22, Wingfoot will fly over Plymouth Harbor bearing the dealership’s messaging. Sullivan Tire, who has been a Goodyear Tire dealer for more than 40 years, will also offer a Goodyear sale from May 6 through the end of the month.

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Goodyear names new SVP, general counsel

David E. Phillips, Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s associate general counsel, Americas, has been appointed the company’s senior vice-president and general counsel. He begins in this new role on 4 June.

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Advanced vehicle technology shaking up tire industry


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Advanced vehicle technology is coming fast, and it will have a major impact on tire technology as well, according to speakers at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference at Hilton Head, held April 10-12.

Keynote speaker Chris Helsel, chief technology officer at Goodyear, noted that vehicle technology has undergone radical changes periodically throughout history.

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Goodyear launches ‘ultimate all-rounder’ and new super car tyres

Goodyear has officially presented its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Billed as “the ultimate all-rounder”, the tyre uses new technology to produce “significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise”

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Goodyear branches out to address new mobility trends

AKRON—Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, must need a large score card to keep up with the activities of his global research and development team.

Working out of four global innovation labs, the Akron-based firm has a broad range of ongoing projects, many focused on the future of transportation and mobility, and others looking to improve the performance of its tires that are used in today’s world. There are numerous partnerships, trends to keep up with and splashes to be made at such iconic venues as the recent Geneva International Motor Show.

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Goodyear to upgrade, expand Luxembourg tire plant


Munich, Germany — Goodyear has disclosed plans to invest $36 million to increase production of OTR tires and make process improvements at its factory in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg.

Goodyear announced the investment during Bauma construction industry trade fair in Munich, where it’s an exhibitor.

“The demand for premium OTR tires continues to grow worldwide, ” said David Anckaert, vice president of Goodyear’s commercial tire business in Europe.

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Recognized for Achievement in Worker Safety

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) awarded seven tire manufacturers with a 2019 Sustainability Award for Safety and Health for their work in advancing occupational health and safety.

“USTMA members share an aspirational vision for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry of zero injuries and illnesses in the workplace,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.

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Goodyear, Bridgestone continue building TireHub joint venture


ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.

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