Tire Technology Expo – opens next week!


Tire Technology Expo returns for a third visit to the city of Hannover, Germany, next week (February 20-22, 2018). With under a week to go, now is the time to register for your free pass, if you haven’t already!

The exhibition will be even bigger than in 2017, with 280+ exhibitors presenting the latest technology for tire research, development and manufacturing.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Bridgestone and Versalis form strategic partnership

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy “a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors.”

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Tire Guru integrating Tiremetrix registration, TPMS platforms


LOGAN, Utah — Business management software developer Tire Guru Software has begun integrating Tiremetrix L.L.C.’s Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager platforms with its own Business Center products.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Marchionne says automakers will lose if brands are not maintained


The term generic might imply a reasonable, cost-effective choice at the grocery store, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says it’s no way to think about cars. Brands matter, and they will matter even more for automakers if automation and artificial intelligence become dominant features in the auto industry as expected.

Read the source article at Detroit Free Press

Bridgestone unveils new TPMS solution for OTR Tire Customers


Bridgestone Americas announced it is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.

Read the source article at Traction News

Hyundai, Michelin developing tires for electric vehicles


CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Hyundai Motor Co. has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin to develop tires for electric and luxury vehicles.

The co-operative deal links the companies’ research and development work and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology, the South Korea car maker said.

Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand to sign the agreement.

“Within the partnership, Hyundai Motor and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles,” Hyundai said.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Automakers, Dealers Should Keep Passenger Economy on Radar


Auto manufacturers and dealers have made major adjustments to meet demand in the digitized auto market. High performance is taking a back seat to vehicle connectivity as a growing sales driver. Online research now is the preferred way to assess a car’s value. 

Read the source article at WardsAuto

Yokohama expands winter testing site in Japan


HOKKAIDO, Japan — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) has added an indoor ice-traction testing facility at its Hokkaido Tire Test Centre.

The site is intended to improve ice-traction testing, YRC said, since surfaces inside the facility are not influenced by external factors such as weather and temperature.

The Hokkaido test center, in Asahikawa City on Japan’s Hokkaido island, was opened in late 2015 to meet the increasing demand for tire evaluations.

Read the source article at Tire Business

ARLANXEO’s Rubber Technology Centre gets Chinese certification


ARLANXEO’s Rubber Technology Center (RTC) has passed the expert evaluation of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment(CNAS) in November 2017 and obtained Laboratory Accreditation Certificate issued by CNAS in January 2018 (Registration No. CNAS L10612).

Read the source article at Rubber Asia

Goodyear unveils highest-mileage tire: The Assurance Maxlife


Goodyear Tire introduced the highest-mileage tire in its nearly 120-year history, the Assurance MaxLife, during its 2018 Customer Conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.

Designed for savvy consumers looking for quality with long-lasting value, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife extends journeys with an 85,000-mile limited tread life warranty.

Bolstered by Goodyear’s TredLife Technology, the tire delivers up to 30 percent more miles of all-season traction compared to the standard all-season tire.

Read the source article at Traction News