Goodyear is putting its money where its mouth is with its latest mixed service tyre range – it is so confident of the robustness of its Omnitrac drive and steer tyres that it is offering both with an accidental damage and retreading guarantee. The tyre maker additionally claims the Omnitrac provides longer service life than Goodyear’s previous Goodyear MS II mixed service tyre range.
Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has started volume production of new ‘high-tech’ summer tires for the replacement market, the company announced 15 Oct.
The EcoContact 6 tires use the company’s ‘GreenChili’ compound: said to deliver 20% higher mileage and 15% lower rolling resistance compared to its predecessor model.
By March 2019, the company expects 112 items for 13- to 22-inch rims to be available. The tires are approved for speeds up to 300 km/h, corresponding to the speed index…
Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of Perpetuus Advanced Materials Ltd, announce the completion of a ‘real world’ road testing programme of car tires enhanced with its surface engineered graphenes.
Director Mr. Ian Walters said, “This 6-month competitive testing programme, has definitively demonstrated the economic benefits and advantages of including Perpetuus surface modified graphene fillers within a tire elastomer”.
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.
Michigan-based projects that demonstrate innovative, technology-driven transportation solutions for mobility challenges soon could receive a financial boost from the state. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that the state has allotted $8 million to help fund pilot transportation projects that focus on mobility challenges experienced by seniors, people with disabilities and veterans.
WASHINGTON — General Motors’ desire to see updated federal fuel efficiency standards that are consistent with market realities and industry trends does not undercut the automaker’s commitment to emissions reductions, CEO Mary Barra said in an open letter to employees.
Falken Tyre will launch three new tyre models for three distinct applications from its stand (Hall 7, Area A) at The Tire Cologne (29 May – 1 June). The new tyres are the Euroall Season AS210 car tyre, the Euroall Season VAN11 for light trucks and vans, and the Wildpeak M/T01 4×4 tyre for off-road use.
Hankook Tire America is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of its Kinergy ST (H735), a standard touring all-season tire designed for long tread life and smooth handling.
The Kingery ST features a Dual-Filler system that helps ensure low rolling resistance for better tread life and offers well-balanced dry and wet handling performance.
Over the last year or so it has been broadly noted that the SUV/4×4 sector of the tyre market has been impressively resilient. Not just from the relatively local impact of the UK’s Brexit vote and resulting inflation and slump in certain motor vehicle sectors (in the UK at least). The tyre industry’s also been faced with escalating raw materials costs at a global level.
The EfficientGrip Performance prototype with Electric Drive Technology is Goodyear’s latest step in developing tires that meet the specific demands of electric vehicles.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. offered a sneak peek of its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology, a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.