Continental pairs with startup to industrialize long-distance lidar

Among dozens of lidar companies pioneering technology that helps autonomous vehicles perceive the road ahead, many can build prototypes that effectively function. Few have production contracts that pave the way toward mass production. Lidar startup AEye joined the ranks of the latter Tuesday. Global supplier Continental said it had acquired a minority share in AEye. Together, the two companies intend to jointly develop the sensors and ready them for automotive production by 2024.

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From mailroom to boardroom: Matt Livigni’s 30-year Continental journey

Matt Livigni wasn’t sure what to do. It was 1988 and he was about to graduate from high school, but didn’t have money for college. Three decades later, he has multiple degrees and is Managing Director of Continental’s Tire Division in Canada. This is a story of true career mobility.

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Hankook Tire & Sk Planet Develop Road Risk Detection Solution

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Hankook Tire announced that the company is collaborating with SK Planet to jointly develop a solution that preemptively detects potential hazardous risks on the road.

Hankook Tire and SK Planet’s Road Risk Detection Solution analyzes road noise acquired from a moving vehicle through artificial intelligence and deep learning technology to identify potential risk factors on the road such as rainfall, snow, black ice, accidents, and other factors that may contribute to hazardous situations.

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The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

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Brussels, 17 September 2020 – The tyre industry welcomes the European Commission’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This announcement also affirms Europe’s determination to continue striving for more innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to advance common interests.

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Pirelli Expands Its Range Of All Season Tyres

Pirelli’s All Season range, which can be used throughout the year, has expanded as a direct response to increased demand from motorists. All Season tyres are intended for people not looking for extreme performance or covering big distances every year. Instead, they are ideal for drivers whose main priority is safety both in winter and […]

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Goodyear signs five-year fleet tyre deal with Bretts Transport

Goodyear has signed a five-year partnership with Bretts Transport. As part of this deal, Bretts Transport will be supplied with premium tyres from Goodyear Fuelmax Gen-2 range and be supported by TruckForce under the Goodyear Total Mobility offering.

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Nexen Tire Launches New Mobile App for Dealers

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Nexen Tire America , Inc. has launched a new mobile app designed specifically to provide added support to the tiremaker’s nationwide network of dealers.

The app is designed to help generate consumer leads, present Nexen Tire products in a user-friendly interface, streamline customer communications and simplify the sales process from start to finish.

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Bridgestone’s Ferrari Talks Tire Demand, Future Mobility and More

Ferrari shares his take on the state of the North American tire market and Bridgestone’s sustainable mobility plans. He also discusses the role independent tire dealers will continue to play in the company’s progress, the most significant challenges facing tire manufacturers over the next few years and other topics.

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EV startup partners with Bridgestone

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Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian full-electric vehicle manufacturer startup, has announced a partnership with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

The agreement covers the company’s first launch vehicle, the Zero, and tire supply for pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.

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Smithers identifies 20 disruptive tire technologies

A new report from Smithers, the multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, has identified the top 20 technologies that will transform the global tire industry across the next two decades. The trends identified range from new materials to smart driving concepts.

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