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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Bridgestone introduces SmartWay-verified R284 Ecopia steer tire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched a premium, SmartWay-verified steer tire, the Bridgestone R284 Ecopia, as an upgrade over the Ecopia R283A for long-haul and regional trucking applications.

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Sumitomo expansion begins operation at Brazil tire plant

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FAZENDA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Brazilian subsidiary has initiated production of truck and bus tires at its plant in Fazenda following a $133 million, three-year expansion project.

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Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber for the first time

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Initial testing of tires made from the nature-identical, biomimetic synthetic rubber (BISYKA) shows that they achieve around 30 to 50 percent less abrasion compared to natural rubber tires. … 

On April 4, 2019, the researchers present their results at a transfer workshop at the annual conference of the German Rubber Society, East (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft Ost) in Merseburg, Germany.

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ETRMA applauds inclusion of commercial vehicles in EU’s TPMS regulations

BRUSSELS—The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association praised the European Parliament committee for endorsing revised European Union tire pressure monitoring systems rules.The regulation updates existing vehicle safety rules to extend TPMS requirements to light and heavy commercial vehicles, trailers and buses.

 

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Synthetic rubber development could yield improved truck tires

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POTSDAM, Germany — Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research in Germany have developed a polyisoprene synthetic rubber they claim can exceed the treadwear performance of natural rubber in truck tires.

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Prometeon adds Tier 3 TBR brand; Tier 2 brand to follow

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MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l., the former Pirelli industrial tire business, has launched a Tier 3 associate truck/bus tire brand as part of the company’s move to a multi-brand approach.

Developed with a special focus on safety, the “Anteo” brand will complement Pirelli as Prometeon’s premium brand, the company said, while an as-yet-unnamed Tier 2 brand is being developed as well for launch later in 2019.

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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires At 2019 MATS Show

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Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in its truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21 and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovations for better performance and safety.

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Toyo Tires releases its new all-weather mixed service commercial tire

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Toyo Tires announces the new Toyo M655 all-weather tire for local and regional service applications is coming to the U.S.

This tough, mixed service commercial tire is built for year-round use in the most demanding conditions. Suitable for both drive and steer applications, it includes the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on its sidewall indicating its ability to perform even in snow and ice.

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Prometeon introduces Anteo truck brand

A new brand of truck tyres from the company behind the Pirelli commercial range is being launched in Milan this afternoon. At launch the new Anteo line-up will consist of six products.- Pro T, Pro D and Pro T steer, drive and trailer tyres for on-road use, as well as Mover M, Mover S and Mover D for on/off-road applications.

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