Yokohama Shares Development Vision for Passenger Car Tire Sensors

Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today the SensorTire Technology Vision medium- and long-term technological development vision for passenger car tire sensors.

The aim of the SensorTire Technology Vision is to support mobility for people from the ground up and contribute to lasting safety and peace of mind while addressing new changes in mobility demand by providing data obtained from SensorTires (Internet of Things [IoT] tires) fitted with sensing functionality to drivers and to diverse external enterprise operators.

Yokohama Rubber will categorize the services to be provided in reference to specific sensing functions and real-time performance. The company will build in stages sensing functions and data analysis and prediction technology suited to each service, and it will broaden the range of applicability of the sensing functions. An air-pressure alert service for individual vehicle owners and for vehicle operation management companies will be the initial trial, and a tread wear detection function will be added by 2023. This will allow for providing notifications when tire rotation is due and for providing fleet operators with proposals for efficient tire inspection plans.

In the longer term, Yokohama Rubber will move to connect tire data with map data and with traffic-congestion, weather, and other data from vehicles in vehicles’ destination areas to propose safe driving routes as the provision of new value-added information, and the company also aims to provide support for safe and peace-of-mind vehicle-operation management, as in autonomous-driving vehicles and at companies that provide services in connection with MaaS*.
*Mobility as a Service. The provision through packaged search, reservation, payment, and other related functions of optimal combinations of public transport and other mobility services for addressing the mobility needs of local residents and of travelers

Yokohama Rubber, in advance of the formulation of the SensorTire Technology Vision, announced the joint development with Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., of an advanced passenger car tire sensor at a press conference at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. In recognition of the need for accommodating CASE* and for advancing the IoT, Yokohama is pressing ahead with development work on new technologies for accommodating CASE and, in the CASE realm of “connected,” it is conducting joint research and development with Alps Alpine with an eye to undertaking solution business that will include supplementing the established function of tire air pressure detection with that of detecting tread wear and road-surface conditions and processing and managing the data obtained with those functions.
*The first letters of “connected”, “autonomous”, “shared” and “services” (sometimes only “shared”), and “electric”

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About the Partners

Alps Alpine, established in 1948, is an electronic components and automotive infotainment manufacturer that develops, manufactures, and sells information & communications components used in smartphones and other devises, in-vehicle audio equipment, and information & communications equipment. In addition to sensor development, Alps Alpine has system design and software development capabilities that we expect will deliver a synergistic effect to our new tire business model.

In 2004, Yokohama Rubber became the first tire maker in Japan to develop a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for passenger cars. Sales of the system, dubbed “AIR watch”, began on a limited basis in 2005. “Air watch” received a Good Design Award in 2004, and in 2006 it was named a winner in the “Functional Goods & Accessories” section of the “Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun Car Accessory Awards 2006” sponsored by the automobile industry newspaper the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (English version is the Japan Automotive Daily). In addition, since 2003, Yokohama Rubber has been selling its HiTES system as a TPMS to transportation and transport companies that require strict tire management to ensure that their trucks and buses operate more safely with greater running efficiency and lower fuel consumption that helps protect our environment. Linking tire operation history and other vehicle data with Yokohama Rubber’s tire management system (TMS) will enable users to analyze vehicle operation trends and receive notification of the proper timing for tire inspection, thereby raising their comprehensive vehicle operation management to a new level and promoting the use of retread tires.

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Yokohama expands tire mold production capacity

Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber’s domestic tire mold production subsidiary Yokohama Mold is to expand production capacity at its Thai production facilities (YMTC).

The company states that the capacity expansion is aimed at strengthening the group’s supply chain in the ASEAN region. Construction of the new facilities began in January 2021, with completion planned for the end of this year.

 

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Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. Announces Price Increases

Langley, BC (February 15, 2021) Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. has announced price increases for its commercial, OTR and consumer tires sold in Canada.  

Prices will increase up to 5% with variances by segment and business channel. Commercial and OTR tire price increases will be effective March 1, 2021 with consumer tire price increases effective April 1, 2021.

 

About Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and well over 3,000 retail locations. yokohama.ca/.

 

Contact:

Diana Colosimo     

Brand Development Manager                               Susan Elliott        

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.                               Elliott, Clark Communications, Inc.

1-800-810-9656 x1303                                      905-833-0826

mailto:diana.colosimo@yokohama.ca           susan.elliott@elliott-com.com

Alliance Tire Americas is now Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America

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Alliance Tire Americas is now Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America (YOHTA), the U.S. sales and marketing arm of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT).

Yokohama Rubber, created YOHT to consolidate its off-the-road (OTR) tire businesses across the globe with the Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands it acquired when the company purchased Alliance Tire Group (ATG) four years ago.

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Yokohama Tire’s Geolandar CV G058 wins 2020 Good Design award

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Yokohama Tire’s latest Geolandar product, the Geolandar CV G058, was named a 2020 GOOD DESIGN award-winner in the transportation category from The Chicago Athenaeum.

“We’re honored once again to earn a prestigious GOOD DESIGN award for one of our Geolandar tires,” Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s vice president of marketing and product management. “In 2019, our extreme all-terrain Geolandar X-AT and the performance SUV/crossover Geolandar X-CV also received two GOOD DESIGN awards.

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Yokohama Tire to supply Advan racing tires for new Porsche racing series

Yokohama Tire announced it will supply ADVAN racing tires as the control tire for the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, a new Porsche racing series to be held in the United States and Canada from 2021.

The company will supply the ADVAN A005 for use on dry tracks and the ADVAN A006 for use on wet tracks.

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Yokohama Named Title Sponsor Of 2021 Jeepspeed Race Series

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Yokohama Tirehas a new off-road racing partner: Jeepspeed. Starting in 2021, Yokohama will be the title sponsor and exclusive tire provider in the Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series.

Jeepspeed is a class within the Best In The Desert (BITD) racing series. In 2021, Jeepspeed will be featured in all five BITD events, plus the Mint 400. Yokohama’s GEOLANDAR M/T G003 is the spec tire.

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Yokohama Enters New Porsche Race Series Partnership

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Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) have announced a new racing series and partnership with the United States Auto Club (USAC).

Yokohama will be the official tire partner and presenting sponsor for the USAC-sanctioned 2021 Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama. Yokohama’s ADVAN A005 and A006 race slicks will be the spec tires for the nine-race, one-make series, which kicks-off March 5-7, 2021 at Sonoma Raceway.

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Yokohama to consolidate off-highway tire business under new global entity

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it will consolidate its various off-highway businesses into one single entity. This will include Alliance Tire Group (ATG), which Yokohama bought four years ago and Yokohama’s off-the-road (OTR) tire businesses across the globe. This new entity, named Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, will have a global footprint with leadership team distributed between Tokyo, Boston, Amsterdam and Mumbai.

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Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Truck Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase of up to 6% on select commercial truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. This includes drive, all-position/steer and trailer tires, and is effective Dec. 1, says the company.

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