NHTSA Says Electronic Tire Registration Feasible

NHTSA Says Electronic Tire Registration Feasible Posted on Friday, Apr 12th, 2019 Category: nhtsa A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says requiring tiremakers to electronically identify tires is feasible, but the main technologies to achieve it – Radio Frequency Identification tags or two-dimensional bar-codes – come with plusses and minuses that would need sorting out to achieve a standard format across manufacturers.

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USTMA elects four new members to its Board of Directors


The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C. last April 4th and unanimously elected four new members to the Board.

Samuel Choi, CEO and President, Kumho Tires USA, Marco Crola, Chairman and CEO, Pirelli Tire North America, Don Bunn, President and CEO, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. and Tom Lehner, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. will serve three-year terms effective immediately.

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ATD Hackathon Takes on Tire Industry to ‘Reinvent the Wheel’

In an empty warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina in late March, fresh college graduates, young professionals, established data scientists sporting Ph.D.s and experienced developers hacked throughout the night at Reinvent the Wheel Data Hackathon sponsored by American Tire Distributors (ATD).

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Latin Tyre Expo Announces Speakers for the 2019 Conference


March 27, 2019 (Panama, Rep. of Panama) – Organizers of the Latin Tyre Expo have announced the speakers for the educational conferences June 27, 2019, in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.

The Latin Tyre Expo is the leading annual tire exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting hundreds of tire manufacturers each year with thousands of tire distributors.


Mr. Heriberto Romero, Director

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To register for the Latin Tyre Expo June 26-28, 2019 and for more information on becoming an exhibitor or visitor, please visit: www.latintyreexpo.com.

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EU Expands Tire Labeling Requirements

The European Union is trying to use marketing rules to improve the safety and environmental performance of tires that are sold into Europe, with ministers approving a proposal that expands manufacturers’ and retailers’ obligations regarding tire labeling.

Under a new regulation backed March 4 by the EU Council of Ministers, stickers would have to be fixed to more types of tires and would include more information – with the goal of persuading consumers to not just use cost as a guide to buying tires.

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Tire Business to honor tire industry’s Best Places to Work

AKRON — You’re confident that your tire business is among the best in the country. So why not share that news with your peers as well as your community?

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Conti and Kordsa make eco-friendly adhesion system available

Continental and Kordsa’s new sustainable, RF-free adhesive technology for bonding textile reinforcing materials with rubber compounds has been branded ‘Cokoon’. Continental will manufacture the first tires using this technology in 2019.

Jointly developed by the two companies, it enables bonding activation of textile reinforcing materials without the use of resorcinol and formaldehyde.

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What to expect at Tyrexpo Asia 2019 in Singapore

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year by co-locating with GarageXpo 2019 and Automotive Aftermarket Asia 2019.

This move brings together an even more comprehensive community of automotive players in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retreading and fleet operation as well as car workshop owners and aftermarket accessory enthusiasts.

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TIA Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Tire Industry Hall of Fame


(Bowie, MD) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire-safety and education, recently announced that nominations are now open for the 2019 Tire Industry Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 8, 2019. The nomination form is available on www.tireindustry.org/hall-fame.

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Survey shows consumers want smart tires that adapt to the conditions

Increasingly more smart technology and artificial intelligence are being introduced into tires and vehicles.

According to a survey commissioned by Nokian Tyres, 34% of European drivers hope that in future, their tires will adapt to the weather conditions.

The Internet of Things is rapidly being introduced into consumer products. Sensors in these products can measure, identify and react to changes in the environment. A smart tire, for example, can monitor itself and its surroundings.

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