Tyrata IntelliTread Drive-Over-System Includes Measuring Tire Tread Depth for Fleets

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Tyrata, Inc. has expanded its patented IntelliTread tire tread wear sensor platform to include a low-profile drive-over system.

The IntelliTread Drive-Over-System (DOS) provides data regarding tire tread wear when a vehicle drives over the low-profile, speed bump-like unit. The system was developed based on the need of fleet management, automotive service centers and truck depots for real-time monitoring of tread wear in both automotive and commercial vehicle tires, the company says.

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Rapidly changing tire industry reliant on diverse skill sets

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AKRON—While the tire industry is watching developing megatrends like electric and autonomous vehicles, it should focus on realistic usage and bringing in new skills, said Robert Asper, director of core system engineering, product development for Bridgestone Americas.

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New Issue of the Automotive Innovation Magazine: August-September

Topics covered in this issue of AIM: Sumitomo generating electricity with tires, what is blockchain and its opportunities in the automotive and tire manufacturing industries, autonomous fleet vehicles, turning internal combustion engines into fuel savers, Toyota’s multi-faceted approach to electrification, and more.

http://www.auto-innov.com/magazine/

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Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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K2019 Preview: K stands for rubber

Billed as the ‘world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber, K2019 will take place 16-23 Oct in Düsseldorf, Germany, with over 3000 registered exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors expected to attend.

Over the eight days, participants from across the global plastics and rubber industries will meet here to show and learn about new materials and manufacturing technologies – and discuss current issues around sustainability and other challenges facing the polymer sector.

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Continental’s ‘Intelligent’ Tires Offer Digital Solution for Fleets

Continental wants to make your life easier when it comes to fleet tire maintenance, and it’s leveraging its own technology to do it.

In the scorching heat at the company’s Uvalde Proving Grounds west of San Antonio, Texas, Continental launched its third generation of medium-truck construction tires. The German technology company is calling them “intelligent” construction since they come factory-equipped with its patented TPMS sensor attached to the tire’s 3-G casing. The new tires include:

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Continental presents CARE at Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt, Germany – Continental Corp. has presented Conti CARE (connected, autonomous, reliable and electrified) concept technology system for the management of tires in electric and autonomous fleets.

In combination with the web-based ContiConnect Live application, Conti CARE optimises costs through monitoring tire wear and adjusting the tire pressure on the go, according to an 11 Sept statement by Conti.

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Traction Summit 2019 Agenda Focuses on Innovation in a Disruptive Market

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TRACTION SUMMIT 2019: The agenda for the 2019 edition of Smithers’ Traction Summit conference, taking place at historic Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California, October 16-18, 2019, has been officially released. 

As the key U.S. conference focused on developing ideas and capitalizing on relationships in tire and automotive markets, Traction Summit is the definitive meeting place to discuss and understand future opportunities for tires.

Returning to northern California, the hub of new tech revolution in automotive, this year’s program is focused on evaluating the modern tire industry as it deals with numerous global economic headwinds and opportunities, while discussing innovations to meet a more tech-savvy market. 

The 2019 program features top tire and automotive industry experts from throughout the supply chain, including Local Motors, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Goodyear Innovation Lab, Wards Auto, BYTON, ExxonMobil, Consumer Reports, BKT Tires, REACH, Tyrata, Wards Intelligence, and many more.

Event sessions include: The Future of the Auto Industry, Tires as Part of the Connected World, Voice of the Customer, The Future Facility, Regulations and Legislation, and A New generation of Vehicles, which focuses on advancements in electric vehicles, the growth of subscription services with the passenger market, autonomy, and how autonomous vehicles are changing fleets, trucks, and OTR vehicles.

The keynote presentation, given by Elizabeth Laderman, Economist at The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will discuss how the changing global economy will impact the tire and auto industry in the short and long term. Laderman will delve into tariffs, trade wars, and the potential retrenching of the Chinese economy and how it can create friction and challenges for the U.S. tire and auto industry.

Smithers’ Dr. James Popio, Vice President of Operations – North America, will detail a complete analytical look at the tire industry.

Haig Stoddard, Senior Industry Analyst with Wards Intelligence, will present an examination of production demand, both in the United States and globally, and discuss the status of the autonomous vehicle market and the growth of the electric vehicles.

John Culliton, BYTON’s Senior Engineer of Chasis Attribute Delivery, will discuss the concept of A Living Room on Wheels, balancing consumer comfort demands with range considerations, packaging opportunities, load constraints, and how to balance with full-vehicle ride, handling, and NVH attributes.

Paul Burgoyne, Founder and CEO of REACH, will look at how sensors and 21st century communication devices can benefit the transportation sector.

Traction Summit’s co-location with Smithers’ Image Sensors Auto conference, the premier event focusing on the latest technology, applications, and advancements that are helping move the industry toward autonomous and connected vehicles, opens endless opportunities for attendees to network and build key relationships.

Smithers is a global leader in rubber, tire, industrial, automotive, and consumer industries. Utilizing a unique mix of academic and market intelligence, comprehensive testing, analysis, and information facilities, on-site expertise, and leading industry experts, Smithers offers rubber, plastics, and polymer laboratory testingconsulting services and support, industry-leading conferencestraining courses, and webinars, and market reports.

Reach out to the program producer, Dan Sandoval, at DSandoval@smithers.com with any questions about the Traction Summit program.

Bridgestone Tire and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village

TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer and the Official Tire Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced that its extensive tire and material expertise has helped produce a new solution…

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Continental bringing intelligent tyre, technologies to Agritechnica

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The bag of goodies Continental is bringing to Agritechnica 2019 includes a new intelligent tyre that’ll be unveiled during the show. The TractorMaster H – the suffix stands for Hybrid – is equipped with VF technology and sensors that continuously measure and monitor tyre pressure and temperature. Continental is introducing the TractorMaster H in response to the trend towards fully-automated agricultural vehicles and machinery that rely upon component monitoring systems.

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