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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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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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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Prometeon Tyre Group presents the new H:01 Proway line

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MILAN — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. recently unveiled the new H:01 Proway line, designed from “maximum efficiency in long-distance transportation,” because of reduced rolling resistance and improved durability.

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Apollo Introduces Apterra AT2 All-Terrain Tire

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Apollo Tyres has introduced its new all-terrain SUV tire, Apollo Apterra AT2, for the off-road enthusiasts.

The company says this all-terrain tire complements Apollo’s existing Apterra range including specialized highway luxury (HL), highway terrain (HT), high performance (HP) and the all-terrain (AT) tires for the SUVs.

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Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

The launch of the second generation Kmax and Fuelmax truck tyres provides Goodyear with opportunity to emphasise progress in digitalisation of truck tyre business It is a mark of how far the role of the truck tyre manufacturer has come in European markets that at the 2019 launch of its second generation of Fuelmax and […]

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Apollo creates commercial truck tire center in Thailand

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SONGKHLA, Thailand — Apollo Tyres Ltd. has enhanced its commercial truck tire business, inaugurating its first Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) in Thailand with retreader Ten Ten Auto Tyres.

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Shifting expectations drive off-road innovation

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It’s no secret that consumer preferences are evolving, and their expectations for companies, brands and products are higher than ever.

This is increasingly true in the tire industry, as more consumers seek tires that meet multiple performance needs without tradeoffs. … 

…As the off-road consumer tire segment continues to grow, function is only one part of the equation. Aesthetics also matter.

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Yokohama Tire Goes ‘Off the Road’ With New National Rebate Offer

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Yokohama Tire wants enthusiasts to hit the road – or even take their next adventure off road. To help, Yokohama is running a special “off the road” national rebate promotion. From now through Aug. 31, consumers can earn up to $100 in the form of a Yokohama Visa Prepaid card after purchasing a set of four or five select Yokohama tires. The offer includes three of Yokohama’s hottest off-road treads: the GEOLANDAR X-AT, GEOLANDAR X-MT and GEOLANDAR M/T G003.

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U.S. military working to make its self-driving technology smarter

Keeping soldiers safe continues to be the main reason the military enlists unmanned vehicles into its ranks, especially for resupply missions.

The U.S. Army has been tinkering with ground robotics and automated technologies for decades, yet there are still no real systems in the military field that are fully autonomous.

Nevertheless, the Army wants to finish what it started, so it plans to accelerate its use of autonomous defense technologies.

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