Michelin CrossClimate: A New Type of Tire

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The majority of automobiles in the U.S. carry all-season tires. Enthusiasts sometimes refer to them by another name — no-season tires — as most don’t perform particularly well in either the summer or the winter, sacrificing top-level performance in order to work marginally well in all conditions. In Europe, it’s all about summer tires. If you live where it gets cold and snowy, you buy a second set of dedicated winter tires.

Many European drivers wouldn’t put up with the typical U.S-spec all-season tire’s braking and handling characteristics in warmer weather but still need a proper winter-rated tire. Michelin claims to have the answer with their latest European-market CrossClimate (and the updated CrossClimate+). I hit up the Michelin North America (NA) communications team for further information and to see if this new tire has a place on our side of the Atlantic.

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The US Farm Tire Market 2017, Rising Demand of Wide-Section Tires and Growing Demand of Eco-Friendly Tires

The report “The US Farm Tire Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021)” analyzes the development of this market. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the market are discussed in detail in this report. The four major players: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin SCA, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Inc., Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. and Titan International, Inc., are being profiled along with their key financials and strategies for growth. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the US farm tire market, with the focus on different farm tire segments.

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Michelin Wins Four J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C.March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin has been awarded top honors in all four segments of the 2017 J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. The four new awards in 2017 raise Michelin’s win total to 84 all-time since the J.D. Power tire study began in 1989. This tally represents four times more awards than all other tire manufacturers combined.

Michelin swept the industry’s top honors in the Luxury, Passenger Car, Truck/Utility and Performance Sport segments. It was the company’s 14th consecutive highest ranking in the Luxury category, ninth consecutive top ranking for Passenger Car and second consecutive top ranking in the Truck/Utility category.

“Michelin has always been committed to providing our automotive manufacturing partners with a premium product that meets their performance and safety needs,” said Nicolas Duriez, vice president of operations for passenger and light truck original equipment tires, Michelin North and South America. “It is great to see our close collaboration validated by our partners’ most important customers – the purchasers of new vehicles.”

The 2017 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 29,622 original owners of 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles. Satisfaction is examined in four measures: tire wear, tire ride, tire appearance and tire traction/handling. The study was fielded in October through December 2016. More information about the 2017 O.E. Tire Customer Satisfaction Study can be found HERE.

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Michelin gains 3 ‘supercar’ OE fitments

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin has invested more than two years in the development of tires for recently launched ultra-high-performance sports cars.

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Pushes the Performance Envelope Even Further

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The all-new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, an ultra-high-performance summer tire launched back in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is the successor to the popular and highly regarded Michelin Pilot Super Sport, combining the best attributes of the latter with those of the Pilot Sport Cup 2.

Designed for sports cars and other performance vehicles, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S weds sportiness and safety, with a promise to deliver exceptional steering precision, remarkable directional stability, and maximum grip in any kind of weather conditions.

In fact, Michelin is proud to point out that third-party testing carried out on German tracks ranked the Pilot Sport 4 S first ahead of five other ultra-high-performance tires in terms of dry-surface and wet-surface braking. In dry conditions it also registered the fastest lap times.

 

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Synthos, Michelin expand Nd BR tire rubber agreement

AUSCHWITZ, Poland — Synthos and Michelin have signed a licensing agreement allowing the chemicals group to increase the production capacity of its neodymium polybutadiene rubber plants in the Czech Republic.

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Michelin Drives Tire Safety Action with AAMVA Best Practices Update

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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals as part of Michelin’s award-winning Beyond the Driving Test program.  The 40-state achievement comes as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents officials in states, provinces and territories engaged in the administration and enforcement of driver and motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada, releases its updated Best Practices for its members to include consistent language for proper tire pressure and tread depth. 

 

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Michelin establishes joint research lab for cobotics R&D

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The Institut Pascal, Lapsco and Limos have joined forces with the Michelin Group to create FactoLab, for the development of cobotics and new digital technologies.

R&D at the new facility will initially focus on the development of man-machine cooperation, particularly in the fields of cobotics and new digital technologies. The aim is to create collaborative robots and connected devices for production operators in order to eliminate some of the physically arduous or stress-causing tasks and thus improve working conditions. This program will extend and expand on experiments in progress on the Cholet site in France and the Valladolid site in Spain, the first results of which have proved positive.

For the Michelin Group, FactoLab opens up the opportunity to work with the best researchers in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in fields such as cognitive sciences. It is part of an active partnership strategy developed over several years to increase the group’s strength and speed of innovation.

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Europe Racing Tires Market Report 2017

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This report studies sales (consumption) of Racing Tires in Europe market, especially in Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and Benelux, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Pirelli, and Cooper.

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Michelin relaunching Defender line in North America

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Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. is relaunching its Defender line of passenger tires — on the market since 2012 — with an H speed rating and a new tread compound designed to deliver more consistent treadwear.

Launched four years ago to replace the HydroEdge and Harmony lines, the Defender is targeted at owners of some of the most popular sedans and minivans on the market, including the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Focus, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Altima and Toyota Sienna, Michelin…

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