Bridgestone Connected Tire Concept Claimed to Make You Safer

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If there was still any doubt that the CES technology show has turned, at least partly, into a big automotive show, Bridgestone provides an answer. For 2020, the tire company is participating in CES for the first time ever, and it’s bringing the appropriate kind of advanced tires to justify attendance. Bridgestone is showing off two kinds of tire technology at CES: a sensor-filled connected smart tire (pictured above) and ideas for airless tires.

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Sumitomo Rubber Europe opens winter test track in Sweden

Sumitomo Rubber Europe (SREU) has established a new winter test track in Arnemark, Sweden where the company will evaluate its Falken-branded winter products.

The facility, which opened on December 16, 2019, comprises two groomed snow areas, each approximately 15,000m2 , two 1,600m snow handling courses and a 600m ice handling track.

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New tire testing equipment installed at Smithers Ohio facility

New equipment to measure a tire’s footprint, load deflection, and inflation pressure loss rate has been installed at the Smithers Rapra Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio, USA.

Custom made, the footprint and load deflection machine is designed to shorten testing lead times and support clients’ evolving data requirements.

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Goodyear Launches ‘AndGo’ Fleet Servicing Platform at CES

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) unveiled AndGo, a seamless vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and a trusted, national service network to enable consumer fleets to be…

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Tyromer appoints new director and chairman

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A developer of rubber devulcanization technology, Tyromer, has appointed Tom Corr as director and chairman. He will bring experience in commercialization, innovation, corporate management and board governance, the Canadian company said.

Corr’s academic degrees and certifications include a Doctor of Business Administration degree, an MBA from the University of Toronto, an advanced post graduate diploma in management consultancy and ICD.D certification as a corporate director.

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New Bridgestone sensor technology gathering data at low speed

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Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has unveiled a new technology capable of estimating a wheel axle load and tire wear condition using newly developed sensors.

Attached inside tires, the Smart Strain Sensors measure the change in strain that occurs when a tire makes contact with the road while in motion, explained Bridgestone 18 Dec.

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Kumho gains two further Good Design awards

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In recent years, the products of Korean tyre producer Kumho Tire have received a number of iF, Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design awards. Now the company has added two more Good Design awards into its already bulging trophy cabinet. The patterns recognised on this occasion are both passenger car products – the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 and ECSTA PA51.

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IISRP to Honor Dr Gary M Marsh

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The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honor one of its outstanding technical leaders  Dr. Gary M. Marsh at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). He will receive the prestigious Institute Technical Award. The Award will be presented during the 61st AGM of the IISRP in Bangkok, Thailand on May 12, 2020.

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Conti offering ag tire pressure/load calculating app

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental A.G. has developed a mobile service app for farmers and others in the agricultural sector that allows them to calculate proper tire pressures for varying load conditions.

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Goodyear Begins Intelligent Tire Pilot with European Fleets

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.

The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tires – equipped with embedded sensors – through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher’s shared services platform called Rubiwin.

Read the source article at Tire Review