Canadian Government Announces New Investments In Advanced Vehicle Technologies – Canadian Auto World

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The Government of Canada announced it is making significant investments to establish Canada as a global leader in cybersecurity and automotive software for connected and autonomous vehicles. To meet that goal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $40 million in BlackBerry QNX, a business unit of BlackBerry Limited, to develop safe and secure software systems for the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Goodyear advances autonomous vehicle tire research

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Goodyear is working with Arizona-based Local Motors to conduct tire testing on its eight-passenger autonomous shuttle, the Olli. All of Local Motors’ Olli vehicles will be equipped with Goodyear tires.

The partnership will enable Goodyear to evaluate advanced tire technologies at various locations, including at the University of Michigan’s Mcity test facility. In particular, engineers will study operation and maintenance considerations.

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Continental’s ContiPressureCheck Solo Trailer TPMS Bags Top 20 HDT Award

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Continental is the recipient of the 2019 Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Top 20 award for its ContioPressureCheck Solo trailer TPMS product.

Keeping the trailer system fully separate from the tractor, this stand-alone system for trailers alerts the driver of tire pressure issues in real-time through a notification light.

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Editor’s picks: 10 Tire Technology Conference presentations you can’t miss

Tire Technology International’s editor Matt Ross selects 10 speakers you can’t afford to miss at the upcoming Tire Technology Conference, which takes place at Tire Technology Expo Hannover, Germany, on March 5, 6, 7, 2019. Click here to view the full program and book your conference pass here.

Prof. Burkhard Wies, Continental – Physics of tire performance over lifetime: how to ensure best balance between safety and economy

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Conti introduces IceContact 3 with improved stud technology

Continental has introduced its ContiFlexStud technology to a mass production product. The studs, which are said to greatly improve the active safety and performance of winter tires, are now being produced exclusively for the company’s IceContact 3 winter tire in sizes from 17in upward.

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Tiremakers crumbling under car industry slump

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By Nam Hyun-woo Hankook Tire CEO Cho Hyun-bum Domestic tiremakers were hit hard by the backpedaling in the global car market, with the top three companies each posting reduced 2018 earnings, their reports showed Friday. Hankook Tire , logged 703. 7 billion won ( $623.8 million ) in operating profit last year, down 11. 3 percent from a year earlier Sales also declined by 03 percent to 68 trillion won during the same period.

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Continental Announces 10-Year Agriculture Tire Warranty

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Continental has announced a new agricultural tire warranty in the United States and Canada offering customers up to 10 years of coverage from the date of purchase.

The warranty applies to all Continental brand radial agriculture tires including the Tractor70, Tractor85, TractorMaster and CombineMaster. General Tire brand agriculture tires, owned by Continental, are also included in the warranty with coverage up to five years from the date of purchase.

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Smithers Rapra experts to speak on EV tires and silica tread compounds

At Tire Technology Expo Conference next month Smithers Rapra’s Bruce Lambillotte, VP of technical consulting, and Dr Dustin Jenkins, senior analytical chemist, will speak on two prevalent topics.

Lambillotte will present ‘The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Tires to YR2028’ at 11:10am on March 5. This session on the first day of the expo will review a recent Smithers market report that addresses how the growing electric vehicle market and changing mobility trends will affect the many aspects of tire performance.

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Cimcorp making headway with ‘Dream Factory’

GRIMSBY, Ontario—Cimcorp Group has made great strides in the last two years in what it dubs its “Dream Factory” concept, which is a fully automated handling solution for tire manufacturing and distribution.

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Germany ready to buy company stakes to safeguard under-threat industry | Reuters

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany could take stakes in companies to prevent foreign takeovers in some key technology areas, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday, presenting a new industrial strategy he said was necessary for the country’s cohesion. The pivot to a more defensive industrial policy is driven by German concerns about foreign – particularly Chinese – companies acquiring German know-how and eroding the manufacturing base on which much of Germany’s prosperity is built.

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