Michigan Mobility Challenge to address gaps in transportation services

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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.

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Barra: GM supports modernizing CAFE standards

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.

 

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Falken to exhibit 3 new tyres at The Tire Cologne

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.

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Hankook Tire Releases New Kinergy ST Passenger Tire

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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.

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Stapleton’s: With SUVs driving sales, more opportunities to sell exclusive brand tyres

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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.

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Goodyear Creates Prototype Tire with EV-specific Focus

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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.

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Prometeon Launches New H89 Truck Series

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Prometeon Tyre Group’s U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as Pirelli Industrial, launched its new H89 Series at this year`s American Trucking Association Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

The Pirelli-branded H89 tire series, which will be progressively available during this year, includes tires for steer, drive and trailer axle and with good mileage, traction and handling in all conditions, Prometeon said.

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Kumho unveils two commercial tires for North American market

ATLANTA—Kumho Tire USA Inc. has introduced a pair of commercial trailer tires for the North American market, the KLT12e and KRT12.

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New Products: Evonik presents Ultrasil 7800 GR for green tire production

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ESSEN, Germany—Evonik’s Ultrasil 7800 GR, a silica with a customized surface area that meets the demands of SUV and all-season tires, is the next step in innovation for green tires, according to an Evonik release.

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Goodyear unveils highest-mileage tire: The Assurance Maxlife

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Goodyear Tire introduced the highest-mileage tire in its nearly 120-year history, the Assurance MaxLife, during its 2018 Customer Conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.

Designed for savvy consumers looking for quality with long-lasting value, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife extends journeys with an 85,000-mile limited tread life warranty.

Bolstered by Goodyear’s TredLife Technology, the tire delivers up to 30 percent more miles of all-season traction compared to the standard all-season tire.

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