Yokohama Rubber takes tyre development simulation technologies a step further

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The boffins at Yokohama Rubber have developed a new tyre design technology. This new technology is said to apply informatics to the development of rubber materials used in tyres and to tyre shape design, and its key feature is the use of machine learning, or AI, to conduct information and knowledge searches. The use of AI is expected to significantly speed up the development of new high-performance tyres and also add greater precision to this development.

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Yokohama unveils BluEarth-air EF21 conceptual tire

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Yokohama Rubber announced the development of the “BluEarth-air EF21”, a conceptual tire based on the most advanced technologies and the latest design technique for reducing tires’ weight and environmental impact. Developed to commemorate the Company’s 100th anniversary, the new tire will be marketed in Japan on a limited basis this year in one developmental size, 205/55R16 91V.

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Take a look at Hankook’s concept tire for Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II

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A new concept tire from Hankook will be showcased on the new electric drive concept vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. Crozz II, at the IAA in Frankfurt. Following the world première of the concept car in Shanghai in April, the company is presenting a new version of the I.D. Crozz at the IAA. Like the Volkswagen I.D. and the I.D. Buzz, the latest generation from the Volkswagen Group is also equipped with Hankook tires.

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Toyo Tire & Rubber : unveils airless tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled Friday a pilot model of an airless tire that eliminates the risk of a flat tire and time to pump air. The company has not decided on when to put the airless tire “noair” into practical use but is working to market the prospective next-generation product at an early date, company officials said.

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Nexen Wins Design Awards

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Two of Nexen Tire’s products have won the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

The winners of the IDEA 2017 are ‘N’FERA AU7,’ a commercially available tire product, and ‘BREATHRE’, a future-oriented conceptual tire.

‘N’FERA AU7’ is an ultra-high performance (UHP) tire developed for high-ends sedans. ‘BREATHRE’ is an air purifying concept tire designed to contribute to reducing the recent environmental problems such as air pollution and fine dust.

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Conti R&D boss takes pop at airless tires

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Hanover, Germany – Airless tires are more of a marketing tool than a realistic offering for the passenger car tire market, according to Dr Gerrit Bolz, head of process development, tire assembly at Continental.

While the most promising applications for airless tires to date are off-road, developers have touted the solid- or cellular-polymer products as offering an alternative to pneumatic car tires.

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Tires to play critical role in driverless vehicles

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Up to 15 percent of all new cars sold could be fully autonomous by 2030, but for all the potential to be realized, driverless technology must face challenges around safety issues and litigation. …

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Goodyear unveils 3 new concept tyres

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Goodyear has launched three new concept tyres — the Eagle 360 Urban, IntelliGrip Urban, and the Goodyear CityCube — designed for the Toyoyta i-TRIL concept car.

The Eagle 360 Urban is the first concept tyre to be powered by Artificial Intelligence, and is able to sense, decide, transform and interact. The IntelliGrip Urban is a concept tyre designed for future-generation autonomous electric ride-sharing vehicles in urban areas.

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Intel’s Mobileye Purchase Puts Tech Giant into Trucking

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Intel’s $15.3-billion deal to acquire autonomous driving technology company Mobileye will put the Santa Clara, Calif., chipmaker at the center of the growing market for self-driving trucks and cars. When it announced the acquisition Monday, Intel said it aimed to become a leading technology provider for autonomous vehicles. Intel estimates the vehicle systems, data and services market could reach $70 billion by 2030.

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New Airless Tires Improve Battlefield and Off-Road Performance

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Off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris has announced that their new Sportsman wv850 are equipped with airless tires. They tested the tires on 1,000 miles, and a 3-inch railroad spike jammed into the tread and structural webbing. That is certainly good news, as from now on you can travel free of worry about not having a spare tire in the trunk.

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