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.
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.
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.
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.
TOKYO—Bridgestone is building an “innovation park” as part of its strategy to transform into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainability.
During the last week Elon Musk and Tesla have been busily promoting their latest innovation – the Cyber Truck. The combination of its angular design and hugely powerful drivetrain will certainly turn heads. And, if the initial orders are anything to go by, it is set to be very disruptive in the growing SUV/pickup sector. Indeed, during the first 72 hours after the Cyber Truck’s launch 300,000 vehicles were pre-ordered – enough to put the Cyber Truck in the top 10 for annual US sales.
SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. unveiled its new Virtual Compound Design system, designed to help predict the characteristics of a tire compound through artificial intelligence analysis, eliminating the need for actual testing.
LONDON—Tire makers should look to a new scalable approach to data analysis to overcome current barriers to the creation of a fully information-enabled production environment at their plants.
In previous columns I’ve discussed some of the challenges that come with modeling the behavior of tires. Expanding on that, one of the single most challenging areas to model is the tread pattern. It’s also one of the most critical areas, as it affects the tire’s handling ability – the single most important performance aspect to get right.
Online entrepreneur Michael Welch launches Tirescanner.com, a new way US motorists can buy their car tires online. Positioned as ‘Uber of car tires,’ the company aims to offer same-day tire installation anywhere in the US at market leading prices by 2020.