Sumitomo Rubber using AI to increase whole-life tyre performance

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has developed a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate the properties of the rubber used in its tyres and also detect the structural changes that occur during use. It calls this technology ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’.

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Alliance Tire Releases New Backhoe Radial Tire

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) is introducing its new radial Alliance 585 multi-surface backhoe/loader tire, which employs a unique block-lug hybrid design and steel-belted construction to deliver higher performance and longer service life than bias-ply tires, ATA says.

The company added it is pricing its new, steel-belted Alliance 585 radial backhoe/loader tire to reduce the current barriers preventing construction machinery owners from adopting radial tire technology.

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Firestone Destination M/T2 tires specified on new off-road edition of Jeep Wrangler Willys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2019) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced its Firestone Destination M/T2 tires are specified as original equipment on the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys. Featuring an aggressive tread design and specially designed sidewall construction, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire is built for extreme off-road traction and performance.

“The Destination M/T2 is the ultimate tire for adventure-seekers looking to get the most performance out of their vehicle,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The rugged appearance and design of the tire for this special edition Jeep Wrangler will allow drivers to venture across a wide range of intense conditions and have an incredible off-road driving experience.”

Engineered to be tough and perform in the most demanding off-road conditions, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire features mud and stone rejectors to keep the tire’s tread clear of debris for increased traction, and an advanced sidewall construction offers resistance to chips and tears. Additionally, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire has biting edges for better grip on slick, wet surfaces and in snowy conditions.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys edition maximizes its off-road appeal with a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks and heavy-duty brakes. These features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and maximum traction Firestone Destination M/T2 tires bolster the Jeep Wrangler Willys’ off-road capability.

The Firestone Destination M/T2 is available on the Jeep Wrangler Willys in size LT255/75R17 and is available with classic white lettering. The special edition Jeep Wrangler Willys with Firestone Destination M/T2 tires is available in showrooms now. 

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Yokohama Introduces New ADVAN Tire

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New W- and Y-rated ADVAN Sport A/S+ promises ultra-high performance.

Yokohama Tire has launched the new, all-season ADVAN Sport A/S+, available in 65 sizes, ranging from 16- to 21-inch fitments.

The company says the new tire, which has been engineered for luxury vehicles, high-end performance vehicles, sports cars and American muscle cars, offers a significant upgrade in braking and handling in wet and wintry weather over its predecessor.

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Yokohama launches two new winter tires

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has launched two new winter tires: The iceGUARD iG53 for passenger cars and minivans and iceGUARD G075 for crossovers and SUVs.

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Falken to reveal new Sincera SN110 Ecorun in Paris

Falken (Booth 3J 081) is set to reveal the successor to its popular SN832 at Equip Auto in Paris next month. With an emphasis on all-round efficiency, the new Sincera SN110 Ecorun will be the centrepiece of the tyre manufacturer’s display alongside its expanding range of car, light commercial and truck and bus tyres.

“We’ve decided to reveal the SN110 at Equip Auto as it’s expected to be a key aftermarket tyre in Europe for customers who want more from their tyres. Thanks to clever aerodynamics and a new construction technique, they can expect better fuel economy and a longer tyre life,” says Markus Bögner, Managing Director, COO and President at Falken Tyre Europe. “With 49 sizes launching in 2020, we will offer a step-up in wear and fuel efficiency for many of the popular compact and mid-size cars including key European fitments such as 175/65/14, 185/60/15 and 205/60/16.”

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Michelin launches the ultra-low rolling resistance line-haul tire

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America has launched the Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire—an ultra-low rolling resistance, dual-drive line-haul tire — to the North American replacement market.

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TBC Brands Introduces New Agricultural Tire

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TBC Brands has announced the release of a new agricultural tire—the Akuret Implement I-1.

As stated by the company, the tire has been designed as a useful durable option that will aid in accomplishing all necessary tasks.

The tire contains a multi-rib tread design and features a wide footprint that enables it to deliver suitable tracking, steering and floatation. As explained by the company, the tire has been created to decrease tire deflection and offer the necessary rolling resistance.

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Sumitomo unveils Dunlop Geomax MX53 motorcycle tire

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., has added the MX53, designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road riding, to its Geomax motorcycle tire portfolio.

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Yokohama Launches New 712L Winter Tire

Yokohama Tires has introduced a new long-haul drive tire, the 712L.

According to Yokohama, the new tire meets the performance criteria required by the long-haul transportation sector for severe snow service. Manufactured at Yokohama’s West Point, Mississippi facility, the four available 712L sizes – 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, display the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol on their sidewalls.

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