Smart Tires Are Coming – How Consumers Will Benefit from Sensor Technology

The automatization of traffic is advancing, which also sets new requirements for car tires. When a car is not human-controlled, it must be able to individually observe driving conditions via sensors installed on tires, for example. The old and familiar safety characteristics, such as grip on ice and aquaplaning resistance, will be joined by technology that produces real-time data.  

– If a car does not have an active driver to ensure that the tires are safe to use, safety needs to be measured in another way, says Mika Penttilä, Head of Digital Technology for Nokian Tyres 

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South Korea’s Hankook Tech chairman sells entire stake to younger son; shares rally

The parent of South Korea’s top tyre maker Hankook Tire & Technology said its chairman had sold his stake in the group to his younger son, driving its shares up 30% as investors bet this could lead to a family feud over ownership.

Hankook Technology Group Co Ltd Chairman Cho Yang-rai has sold his 23.59% stake in a block deal to Cho Hyun-bum, who heads the tyre maker, making junior Cho the largest shareholder with a nearly 43% stake in the parent company, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

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Prototype device gathers microplastics from car tires

While we may think of car exhaust as being a major source of air pollution, automobile tires also hugely contribute to microplastics pollution. A team of British arts and sciences students, known as The Tyre Collective, decided to do something about the latter. Led by Prof. Robert Shorten of Imperial College London (and the Royal College of Art), they developed a prototype device that sits adjacent to a car’s tire, close to where it touches the road.

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German rubber industry poised for double-digit decline

FRANKFURT, Germany—The German rubber industry is set for a “difficult phase” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact suppliers, manufacturers and customers, industry association WDK has reported.

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Bridgestone launches 2nd generation all-season touring tyre


Bridgestone has launched the Weather Control A005 EVO tyre, the second generation of its all-season touring tyre. The tyre is designed to meet the needs and expectations of European drivers, built using Bridgestone’s advanced, high silica NanoPro-tech compound technology. Its new mixing technology that improves silica dispersion. This allows the A005 EVO to offer enhanced fuel efficiency alongside improved winter performance.

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Rubber processing: Toyo employing materials informatics technology


Toyo Tire Corporation says it is employing materials informatics (MI) in its tyre development to predict the properties and optimise the material structure of the rubber materials it works with. MI is a component of Toyo Tire’s ‘Nano Balance Technology’ rubber material development platform, and was realised in collaboration with SAS Institute Japan.

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Toyoda Gosei invests in IoT specialist to advance e-Rubber


Kiyosu, Japan – Toyoda Gosei has invested in data and cloud computing business Uhuru Corp as it aims to further develop its e-Rubber technology.

Based in Minato-Ku Japan, Uhuru provides software systems and “has a solid track record” in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, said Toyoda Gosei 8 April.

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Consumer Confidence in Future Auto Technology Decreases


Consumer confidence in future mobility technologies lags behind auto industry plans to bring self-driving vehicles and more battery-electric vehicles to market.

That’s according to the J.D. Power 2020 Q1 Mobility Confidence Index Study.

The self-driving-vehicle index decreases for the first time (to 35 from 36 on a 100-point scale) for American consumers. It goes to 36 from 39 for Canadians.

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Pyrolysis technology: Michelin partnering with Enviro


Michelin is entering into a partnership with Swedish firm Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) to develop and industrialise on a large scale pyrolysis technology to recycle end of life tyres into raw materials. The two companies signed a shareholding subscription today that will see a subsidiary of the tyre maker, Michelin Ventures SAS, acquire a 20 per cent stake in Enviro.

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Hankook using AI for tire inspections

SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook Tire & Technology has begun automating the final inspection process for tires by applying artificial intelligence and digital sensor technology to enhance efficiency and consistency.

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