Windsor becomes Canada’s first city to test-drive Ford’s traffic safety platform

The city of Windsor, Ontario may be on track to become one of Canada’s safest cities, now that it has partnered with Ford on a web-based tool for traffic planning.

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Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. As…

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It was a massive year for electric bikes and scooters

People were buying electric bikes and scooters long before the pandemic. Some saw them as a cheap and reliable way to reach the office. Others wanted a vehicle that could take them to the nearest park, supermarket or brunch-time meet-up. The coronavirus outbreak has been a catalyst for the industry, though. At first, when so many countries were imposing strict lockdowns, people wanted a way to safely exercise outdoors.

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Tire Maker Michelin Rolling Toward Greener Future

Extending the usable life of a tire is part of Michelin’s overall sustainability strategy, says Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America. In addition, the company is working to develop new sources of biomaterials.

Hydrogen is emerging as part of Michelin’s business plan for the next decade as it maneuvers to maintain a sustainable course through a rapidly changing mobility landscape.

The tire maker already has built its first zero-emission plant as part of a broad effort within the company to become carbon neutral by 2050, Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America, says during a webinar sponsored by the North American International Auto Show.

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Continental pilots real-time tread depth monitoring

Continental says it has successfully demonstrated real-time tire tread depth monitoring in a pilot using vehicles from carsharing provider Share Now Denmark.

In cooperation with project partner and telemetry specialist Traffilog, the company merged feeds from tire sensors and telemetry data from Share Now’s fleet of cars with a proprietary algorithm in the cloud. As a result, Continental claims it can predict tire tread depth in real time to an accuracy of 1mm. It hopes that in future, smart digital tire solutions such as this will be a key driver in enabling need-based servicing of tires, instead of regular, scheduled servicing.

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Michelin to connect all its car tires by 2023

Michelin says it is working toward equipping all of its automotive tires with RFID technology by 2023 and expects to have delivered up to 1,500,000 RFID-equipped car tires as early as 2020. It notes that among other benefits, RFID enables improved tire management from the factory to end of life as well as opening up possibilities for offering predictive maintenance services to improve driver experience.

“We are currently working with car manufacturers on the development of algorithms,” explained Michael Ewert, VP, global sales original equipment, Michelin. “Since RFID technology ensures this exact tire identification, it is conceivable in the future that drivers will see a tire status display next to their fuel gauge.”

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Goodyear Innovation Challenge Shines Light On Students

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A collaboration between The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ‘s Akron Innovation Lab and Case Western Reserve University offers college and graduate students an opportunity to design the future via a virtual competition focused on the mobility ecosystem.

Goodyear is sponsoring the competition for the fifth straight year as part of its continuing drive to deliver future mobility solutions.

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Hankook presents futuristic tyre and mobility vision with its “Design Innovation 2020” project

Tyre maker Hankook reveals a futuristic mobility concept with its “Design Innovation 2020” project, presenting a two-wheeled mobility device called “HPS-Cell”. The HPS-Cell serves as an autonomous driving platform, which can be connected to various passenger cabins or cargo spaces, called pods. To bring the scenario to life, concept films and prototypes have been produced and are available to view on the official Hankook Tire YouTube page.

Premium tyre maker Hankook revealed the “Design Innovation 2020” project on its official YouTube Channel that envisions a futuristic tyre platform as a future driving and mobility innovation. Launched in 2012, the “Design Innovation” program is the tyre maker’s R&D project which is organised in collaboration with one of world’s leading design universities every two years. The joint research project puts forward futuristic concepts for driving and mobility solutions that tackle today’s challenges.

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Goodyear and TuSimple partner on autonomous freight operations

Goodyear is to form a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to the latter’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).

As part of the collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks.

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Continental Receives 2020 Automotive Communications Award

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Continental earned the 2020 Automotive Communications Award for the advertising program featuring its new Autodiagnos Automotive Diagnostic System and Autodiagnos TPMS Service Tools.

The award was presented during the 2020 Virtual AAPEX Experience tradeshow by Women in Auto Care, part of the Auto Care Association, for the Best Ad Campaign to the Distribution and Retail Audience.

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