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Hankook Tire Announces 2019 Q3 Financial Results

Based on its global top-tier technology and quality competitiveness, sales of high inch tyres (over 17 inches) accounted for 55% of passenger car tyres, leading to a 3% YoY increase. In particular, the steady growth of high inch tyres (over 17 inches) in major markets such as Korea, Europe, North America, and China further solidified its premium brand image.

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Hankook Tire applies AI to tyre compound development

The ‘Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system’ uses technology that predicts the characteristics of compounds and chooses the optimum combination of materials through artificial intelligence analysis, based on accumulated data, without any actual testing during the tyre compound development

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Pirelli Celebrates the innovative BS3, launched in 1959

Nothing like it had ever been seen before in the industry, making this a truly disruptive technology at the time. The man who signed the Pirelli BS3 patent form was an engineer called Carlo Barassi, who at the time was head of technology in Pirelli’s technical office

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FCAI releases October 2019 new vehicle sales

“Year to date sales of new motor vehicles in 2019 are almost 78,000 units (eight per cent) lower than the same period in 2018. While the drought and other domestic conditions are impacting the market, our key concern is the effect that over-regulation of the financial sector is having on new vehicle sales. ..."

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Continental Intends to Spin Off Vitesco & 3Q Financials

The spin-off of the powertrain business could be approved at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting at the end of April 2020; plans for a partial IPO would no longer be pursued & 2019 third quarter figures were in line with expectations.

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2019 United States Grand Prix

"The final few laps in particular were extremely tense, as we all waited to see if Lewis Hamilton could make a one-stopper work to win the race, against drivers on much fresher tyres behind him. He didn't quite make it to the top step of the podium but it was still a spectacular fight where strategy was all-important,"

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Continental and 3M Intelligent Infrastructure Technology

Continental announced it has entered into a collaborative evaluation partnership with 3M to assess the infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) interface between infrastructure-related objects and technologies (including pavement markings, conspicuity film, signs and other landmarks, on or near the roadway environment)

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Goodyear Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financials

Tyre unit volumes totalled 115.7 million, down 2% from 2018. Original equipment volume decreased 8%, primarily due to lower global vehicle production. Replacement tyre shipments were effectively unchanged.

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Goodyear providing sensor-equipped tyres to Priva fleet

The sensors allow Goodyear to gather data on the tyres’ current state and then work with Priva to predict upcoming tyre maintenance needs, reducing vehicle downtime and enhancing operational efficiency

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Tailor-made Pirelli Tyres For Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo

During the 27th Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello, Pirelli presented the tyre for the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. It’s a tyre that meets all the demands imposed by Ferrari, allowing the new racing machine to lap faster than its predecessor.

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2019 Mexican Grand Prix

"The hard tyre was the crucial one for the race and we saw some very long stints run on this compound. Lewis Hamilton in particular made the very most of it in order to seal another win,despite not being on the front row of the grid"

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Michelin: UPTIS unveiled to the public

Michelin has been calling UPTIS a revolution in tyre design, because for the past 130 years, the company has been constantly innovating to improve all areas of tyre performance (longevity, noise, safety, fuel efficiency, etc.), but until UPTIS, none of the work had ever produced a satisfactory solution to punctures.

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Sydney Olympic Park Electric Vehicle expo

Held by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA), the annual expo, which ran over two days, gave drivers and families the chance to learn more about the growing range of EV models available in Australia, as well as helping to explain topics such as charging, range and conversions.

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Michelin : pilot plant to produce bio-sourced butadiene

The BioButterfly project launched by Michelin in 2012 has just achieved another milestone: the construction of France's first industrial pilot plant capable of producing butadiene from ethanol. The goal is to replace oil-based raw materials used in the company's tyres with bio-sourced molecules

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New UHP P Zero specially developed for the new BMW M8

During several years of close cooperation between the development and testing departments of Pirelli and the BMW Group an individual version of the UHP-tyre P Zero was developed.

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Aquaplaning: Minimum Legal Tread Depth Can Prove Fatal

The tread depth determines how much water a tyre can take up and disperse from beneath the contact patch. The less tread you have remaining, the more likely it is that a wedge of water will build up ahead of the tyre. This leads to aquaplaning as the tyre loses contact with the road surface

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Continental and Spark Racing Technology Extreme E testing

Testing for the Extreme E off-road electric racing series began earlier this month at the Château de Lastours off-road proving grounds in the south of France. How well the car and tyres were working together was one of the questions looked into during the test runs

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1 in 3 Aussies want an electric car in the next 5 years

the survey by Origin Energy, found that one-third of Aussies predicted they would own an electric vehicle within the next five years. At the moment, electric vehicles make up just 0.2 per cent of the new-car market.

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Tyre selection critical to EV performance – Kwik Fit

“Electric vehicle demand is at embryonic levels, but it is clear that company car benefit-in-kind tax changes will fuel a huge surge in fleet take-up. The infancy of the sector means that it is too early to determine exactly how real-world tyre wear will compare to internal combustion engine models. But it is business-critical that fleet operators monitor how tyre life is impacted by the unique characteristics of plug-in vehicles.”

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Tesla Model 3 EV smashes Australian EV sales records

It is believed that in the month of September alone, Tesla delivered more Model 3 EVs in Australia than its entire sales tally of Model S and Model X electric vehicles for 2018, which stood at around 1200

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2019 Japanese Grand Prix

"On top of all the rearrangements to the schedule following yesterday's typhoon, which washed the track clean of rubber, the warmer conditions also meant that the teams were dealing with a number of unknown quantities heading into qualifying and the race"

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FCAI releases September 2019 new vehicle sales

“It is clear the slower sales rate the market is experiencing is in line with the broader economic environment in Australia. Of particular concern to the industry is the restrictive regulatory lending conditions currently facing consumers,”

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Hankook UHP Tyres for the Porsche Cayenne

Tyre maker Hankook Tire and automobile manufacturer Porsche have expanded the brand’s original equipment with the addition of Hankook tyres on its new sports car models. Since June of this year, the Porsche Cayenne has been equipped, ex works, with Hankook’s 21 inch ultra-high-performance Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tyres, among others

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Customer driven: Steve Grossrieder

From humble beginnings as a mechanic to three decades, and counting, of managerial experience, JAX Tyres CEO Steve Grossrieder brings a down-to-earth approach to leadership, with the customer at the forefront

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4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

With laser etched QR Codes being increasingly used in passenger car and commercial tyre applications, the 4JET app decodes the information and translates it back to plain data, such as the manufacturer’s name, TIN Code, load- and speed index or directional information. Information about a tyre’s origin

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Michelin, Continental and Smag to create Rubberway®

Michelin, Continental and Smag create a joint-venture Rubberway®, the smartphone application designed to map sustainability practices across the natural rubber industry

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Hankook Tyres now original equipment on Audi's Q8

Hankook is now a supplier of various sized tyres for the new Audi Q8. The Hankook tyre lines, Ventus and Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV as well as the Dynapro HP 2 Plus, are fitted as original equipment to the SUV flagship of the Ingolstadt-based premium manufacturer.

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JAX Tyres Now David Reynold’s Personal Supercar Sponsor

Reynolds admits the tyre, brake and suspension retailer is a perfect fit to his campaign. “Obviously JAX Tyres is a reputable and trusted company and I’m truly grateful to have them on board,” said Reynolds. “These guys have been around for a long time and it means a lot to have a loyal company like JAX backing me

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2019 Russian Grand Prix

Tactics were an important element to the race, with opposite strategies being selected by Mercedes and Ferrari that resulted in an exciting finish, as Charles Leclerc tried to get past his rivals. The medium tyres selected by Mercedes gave them an advantage in terms of flexibility, but what was perhaps more of a surprise was the life of the soft.

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Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified.) stands for the fine-tuned networking of wheel and tyre technologies and the manageability of the desired performance characteristics.

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Robust performance for Pirelli gravel tyres on their WRC debut

Kajetanowicz had also been on course to finish 10th overall, as the highest-placed driver in an R5 car, ahead of the factory-entered drivers, on rival tyres, in the WRC2 Pro category, who were all delayed by multiple punctures during the weekend

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TomTom Telematics’ becomes Bridgestone ‘Webfleet Solutions’

Following the acquisition of TomTom Telematics by Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) on 1 April 2019, Bridgestone has announced that TomTom Telematics’ company name will become Webfleet Solutions as of 1 October 2019

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Hankook Tire equips Swiss electric roadster

The first project will be to fit the Roadster eRod with ultra-high-performance tyres from the Ventus line. The eRod is a purist road-legal sports car for enthusiastic drivers. Equipped with 195/50R15 V Ventus V12 evo 2s, this powerful electric vehicle combines passion and safety, enabling maximum driving pleasure.

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2019 Singapore Grand Prix

For the third race in a row, a Ferrari won – this time with Sebastian Vettel, from third on the grid. The German used pit stop strategy to get ahead of his pole-sitting team mate Charles Leclerc, who finished second.

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How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

“Electric cars are usually more expensive than their petrol equivalent, but their running costs are significantly cheaper,” said Ben Wooltorton, Chief Operating Office at InsuretheGap.com. “For example, to fully charge the VW Golf GTE car’s 8.7kWh battery, which has a driving distance of 20 miles...

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Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

It isn’t just idle words when Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, trademarks or any other intellectual property.”

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Pirelli Collezione Sets Its First World Record With The P Zero Asimmetrico On A Mazda MX-5

For the first time, the Pirelli Collezione range, featuring tyres for vintage and modern classic cars, set a world record for the highest number of hairpin turns in 12 hours of driving. A record accomplished with the iconic first-generation Mazda MX-5 on its 30th anniversary

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‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

Michelin’s Pierre Robert hasn’t taken this criticism of worn tyres lying down. The vice president of research refers to the Auto Bild article as “one-sided” and “unrepresentative”, commenting that the tests involved reflect an “unrealistic driving situation.”

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Slight fall in August new car sales, but strong showing for electric cars

Exciting new powertrain technologies, the result of massive manufacturer investment, are now rapidly coming to market, with the range set to almost double over the coming year. However, with demand still lagging behind ambitious government targets, it is clear that much more needs to be done

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2019 Italian Grand Prix

"In dry conditions, the majority of drivers could execute the predicted one-stop strategy, with the central battle for most of the race being between the soft-hard strategy from Ferrari and Leclerc versus the soft-medium 'undercut' from Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton"

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Michelin To Make Playstation’s Gran Turismo Sport Even More Gripping For Gamers

PlayStation has selected Michelin as the “official tyre technology partner” for its Gran Turismo franchise, which is renowned as the best, and most authentic, driving game, in an exciting joint announcement at the PlayStation Theatre on Broadway, New York.

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FCAI releases August 2019 new vehicle sales figures

Announcing the results in Melbourne today, Tony Weber, chief executive of the FCAI, noted that the August results marked the seventeenth consecutive month of declining sales. “There’s no doubt it is a very tough market at the moment,” Mr Weber said, “And despite the best efforts of the industry, the decrease in sales continues.”

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MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2:The world’s fastest street legal tyre

A Bugatti Chiron fitted with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres has become the first near production car in the world to break the 300mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773mph (490.484km/h). The record-breaking achievement was reached last month, with Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel of the Chiron at Bugatti’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Northern Germany

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Hankook Tire launches “Dynapro AT2” for on & off-road SUVs

Global premium tyre manufacturer Hankook Tire will launch its new tyre for SUVs, the “Dynapro AT2” on September 1

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Pirelli P Zero Named As Best Performance Tyre By Evo Magazine

The Pirelli P Zero tyre beat all its leading rivals in an important tyre test organised by evo magazine, underlining Pirelli’s hero product as the undisputed world leader when it comes to ultra-high performance.

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Goodyear making ‘comeback’ at Silverstone with soft, medium WEC tyres

The tyre maker has developed four all-new tyre specifications for the eight rounds of the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and three teams, Jota Sport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and High Class Racing, have chosen to race on Goodyear tyres in the LMP2 class.

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Hankook Tire wins the IDEA 2019 for its innovative concept tyres

Hexonic is a tyre for fully-autonomous, shared cars (car sharing) that provides optimised driving solutions with smart sensors. HLS-23, Hankook Tire’s future logistics transport system, guarantees sustainable logistics services through individual or assembled group operations

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2019 Belgian Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc converted his pole position to victory in Spa, using a one-stop soft-medium strategy that we had predicted as the optimal tactic. This same strategy was used by the top three (who all made their single stops within three laps of each other) with the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas completing the podium

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Electric vehicles are already cheaper than petrol cars for fleet owners

Government and corporate fleets do not have to spend extra money by switching to electric vehicles, according to new research from ClimateWorks. They already pay for themselves – if viewed on the total cost of ownership, rather than the upfront ticket price

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Hamaton’s multi-protocol App

Hamaton’s latest TPMS sensor generation, the EU-Pro Hybrid 3.5 possesses a technologically advanced feature, a multiprotocol App

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Bridgestone wins patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli

A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone Corporation in its patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese tyre manufacturers Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. and Wanli Tire Co., Ltd. (Wanli Tire).

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Michelin ‘official tyre technology partner’ for Gran Turismo

Sony has appointed Michelin as ‘official tyre technology partner’ for its PlayStation brand’s Gran Turismo franchise. The collaboration was announced in New York on 23 August, at the PlayStation Theatre on Broadway.

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Hankook tyres for Ford Explorer

Hankook Tyre has extended its original equipment supply activities, this time in North America, with tyres for the new 2020 Ford Explorer. America’s best-selling SUV will wear Hankook Kinergy GT all-season 255/65R18 sized tyres.

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Highways England funds trial of rubberised road in new tyre recycling scheme

Up to 750 waste tyres could be used per kilometre of road surface, in a bid to cut down on the export of discarded rubber. Roads across the UK could soon be rubberised in a bid to cut down on tyre waste, if trials funded by Highways England are deemed successful.

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Dunlop Sport Classic tops Auto Bild Klassik’s vintage tyre test for second year in a row

Auto Bild Klassik recognised the Dunlop Sport Classic for its precise steering, very good aquaplaning performance, short braking distance on a wet surface and overall for its harmonic driving experience.

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For VW focus groups highlight EV-adoption challenges beyond price

"A hundred years ago, gasoline was sold at pharmacies,” said Fischer. “Today, we have 122,000 gas stations in the United States. It's transformed from a bottleneck to a commodity."

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Customised P Zero Trofeo R tyres for newest Pagani

Pirelli has developed a version of its most performance-focused road tyre specifically for the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC. The P Zero Trofeo R will be fitted as original equipment on the Huayra Roadster BC with 265/30 R20s on the front and 355/25 R21s behind

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Bridgestone reveals portfolio to conquer global mobility challenges and fulfil the promise of CASE at IAA 2019

The world’s largest tyre and rubber company will be revealing its comprehensive portfolio at the 68th annual International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

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FCAI releases July 2019 new vehicle sales figures

“Tight financial lending, the drought, the increase in Luxury Car Tax and the Federal election have all contributed to make the Australian car market one of the toughest in the world."

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Michelin has everything to gain from increased transparency

To demonstrate the importance of that testing, Michelin recently held tests to measure the performance gap between different worn tyres, with the goal of: ensuring that everyone can insist on tyres that are safe to the last kilometre... and beyond.

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From Mini to Maxi: Six decades of Mini tyres

This August, Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque’s 60th anniversary. Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini’s tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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Deloitte: Electric vehicles will be cheaper than petrol and diesel by 2021

Commenting on yesterday’s new car registration figures, which showed registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increasing 158 per cent year-on-year in July despite the wider downward trend, Deloitte opined that a ‘tipping point’ between combustion and electric vehicles would occur in the UK by 2021.

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Continental: No EV battery cell production, but greater focus upon electro mobility

Observing that Continental’s customers are, “Increasingly, and consistently, turning to the electrification of combustion engines through hybrid drives as well as to pure battery-powered vehicles,” Wolf declared “the future is clearly electric.”

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New car market declines in July but pure EV registrations almost triple

Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles continued their recent decline, down 49.6 per cent. Demand for battery electric vehicles shot up by a massive 158.1 per cent, resulting in a 1.4 per cent market share, the highest monthly market share on record.

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Goodyear back on track in European and International sports car racing

Teams from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) take to the track for the pre-season ‘Prologue’ at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Tuesday. One of the most significant moments of this highly anticipated public test session will be the return of Goodyear to international competition.

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Hankook Tyre UK wins Tyre Manufacturer category at the 2019 TyreSafe Awards

Premium tyre maker Hankook was announced as the winner of the Tyre Manufacturer Award at the TyreSafe annual awards held on the evening of Thursday 18th July at St. George’s Park in Staffordshire. The Awards were set up to recognise the achievements of those who have excelled in their initiatives to increase awareness of tyre safety, over the past twelve months

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Formula E : a season of achievements for our tyres

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport tyre for fully electric single-seaters successfully navigated the extreme conditions of the fully electric single-seater FIA Formula E Championship. Season 6 may see a major breakthrough with the introduction of the first connected tyres in car racing

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Goodyear takes first place in Tyre Reviews’ tyre test

Goodyear is delighted to announce that the new Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre was ranked top in the first ever Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tyre test conducted by Tyre Reviews, the number one online tyre review website

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15 millionth ContiSeal tyre produced at Lousado plant in Portugal

Today witnessed production of the 15 millionth ContiSeal tyre at the Continental plant in Lousado, Portugal. Beneath the surface of the tread, these tyres have a special viscous inner layer that will seal off most punctures caused by nails or screws, enabling the vehicle to continue on its way

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Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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The commitment of the Michelin Group to sustainable natural rubber

the increase in global demand for natural rubber, and poor farming practices, can have a negative impact on tropical forests and biodiversity. As a result, Michelin has been working for many years to improve the industry’s value chain with five areas of action

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Equal Access To In-vehicle Data Is Crucial To Safe Driving And Sustainable Mobility

“We call on the European Commission to address non-discriminatory access to in-vehicle data for third parties in a comprehensive and timely manner. Only a genuine level playing field with secure industry-wide standards will enable Europe’s citizens to ultimately benefit from Connected and Automated Mobility advancements.”

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2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

"This was a really exciting grand prix with a big divergence of strategies, which kept us guessing all the way to the final laps! Mercedes took a bold call to pit Hamilton again but it proved to be the right decision: even though the race was very nearly a one-stopper for both Hamilton and Max Verstappen."

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The Tour takes its first rest day: Top Teams on Continental Tyres Ready to Pounce

Ever since the Grand Départ in Brussels on July 6, a total of six teams, and of course all the official Tour vehicles, have been running through Belgium and France on Continental rubber. Nine stages into the race, almost half way to Paris, the leading French contender on Continental tyres, Thibaut Pinot from Team Groupama-FDJ, was looking good in overall third

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Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report 2019

Today the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018-2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its 2020 goal of reducing global water withdrawal by 35 percent

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World premiere of Extreme E electric SUV with Continental tyres at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Two new Continental tyre types, specially developed for the off-road racing series Extreme E, made their global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new tyres, complete with summer and winter tyre technologies, were presented to the public along with the unique electric sports utility vehicle

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2019 German Grand Prix

a chaotic race with multiple pit stops and four safety cars: The three drivers on the podium in particular took full advantage of the capabilities of the soft tyre on a drying track at the end of a thrilling and unpredictable race.

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Successful partnership between Hankook Tire and the DTM now officially extended until 2023 at the Norisring

At the Norisring, the street circuit in Nuremberg known as the Franconian Monaco in the DTM race-calendar, the partnership between premium tire maker Hankook Tire and the DTM was made official. On Sunday, in the presence of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe

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Fifty Years After Going to the Moon, Goodyear Looks to Space to Enhance Tyre Performance

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is reaching for the stars again to enhance tyre performance by testing components in space as part of a project launching this month to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2019: Finding Australia's best performance tyre

Eight of the hottest new performance tyres race the clock (or tape measure) in five gruelling disciplines. WhichCar finds out how they rank

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Bridgestone EMEA prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project

Bridgestone EMEA announces that it is investing €36 million to digitise its manufacturing operations and to create the smart factories of the future. From 2019 onwards, the project will enable Bridgestone EMEA to respond faster and more flexibly to evolving customer demands, while enabling production to use less energy and produce less waste.

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Swedish rally driver Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is test driver for Continental’s Extreme E tyres

Swede Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is the test driver for Continental’s new high-performance tyres that are being developed for the Extreme E rally series. Last year she became the only woman, to date, to win a race in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship

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Responsible purchasing: Michelin’s involvement is recognized twice over

It aims to recognise French companies that have demonstrated sustainable and balanced relationships with their suppliers. It is the first label in this area to be awarded by a public authority.

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Michelin and Safran announce successful flight tests of the first connected aircraft tyre on a Dassault Falcon 2000S

Created by the joint efforts of Michelin and Safran Landing Systems, PresSense is a wireless solution for aircraft tyres, designed to facilitate maintenance operations for airlines. An electronic sensor measures tyre pressure and transmits this data wirelessly.

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How a bank helped JAX Tyres revitalise its website for modern-day customers

Heatmapping, eye tracking and customer insights formed the foundation for a website revamp at this leading Australian tyre retailer

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2019 British Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling British Grand Prix for the sixth time with an unexpected one-stop strategy, having switched from medium to hard tyres under the safety car before the halfway point of the race. He was the only one of the top three to stop just once, winning with a margin of more than 20 seconds

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2019 Austrian Grand Prix

A thrilling race all the way to the finish, with a fantastic battle between two of the most exciting and talented young drivers in the sport. Congratulations to both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for two great drives today.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS Homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS

After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 (RS) in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.

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Pirelli Recognised by Ford as a Top Performing Global Supplier

Pirelli has been recognised as a top performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards, receiving a Brand Pillar of Sustainability World Excellence Award. “It is an honour to receive the Sustainability World Excellence Award for Ford,” Marco Crola, CEO of Pirelli Tyre North America said.

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2019 French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix was a demonstration of the impressive way that all the cars have gained speed compared to last year, in track temperatures that were among the hottest that we have raced in. Nonetheless, the majority of drivers stopped only once, with the medium-hard strategy that we predicted as fastest proving to be the most popular choice.

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Bridgestone Technology Utilised in Venues for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Olympic and Paralympic Partner, Bridgestone Corporation has announced that it supplied its cutting-edge seismic isolation bearings for two newly-constructed permanent venues that will host competition during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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Michelin Chosen by BMW for New X3M and X4 M

BMW has chosen the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S) tyres as a 21-inch summer tyre fitment for its new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models.

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2019 Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Toyota Gazoo Racing claim first and second places to clinch the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship title with Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima (Japan’s first ever FIA World Champion) and Fernando Alonso who steered the N°8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid to Michelin’s 22nd straight Le Mans victory on Sunday.

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Michelin & GM Partner in new Airless Passenger Tyre Concept

At the recent Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility, Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Punctureproof Tyre System”).

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2019 Canada Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finished first on the track, but Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race after the German was given a five-second time penalty in Canada.

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Bridgestone and Volkswagen Combine to Break Nürburgring Record

The first fully electric race car of Volkswagen, the ID.R completed the 20.83 kilometre long racetrack - widely considered one of the most challenging in the world - in a time of 6:05.336 minutes, beating the previous record by 40.56 seconds.

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Bridgestone Introduces New Lightweight Tyre Technology

According to Bridgestone, Enliten represents a reduction in material and rolling resistance performance to contribute to the reduction of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions, while providing the same wear life as a standard original equipment tyre. It also improves the vehicle’s handling stability to increase driving pleasure.

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Goodyear to Return to European and International Sportscar Racing

The tyres will debut at the start of the 2019/2020 WEC season at Silverstone in August. “Motorsport continues to be one of the most popular global sports,” Crawley continued. “It is an ideal platform for us to engage with consumers around the heritage, passion, innovation and technology that make up Goodyear’s story in racing.

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Hankook Tyre OE on Toyota Corolla

Hankook Tyre has announced it will start providing its Kinergy GT [pattern H436] tyres in size 205/55R16 91H H436 as original equipment to the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla in North America.

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Michelin, GM Take the Air Out of Tyres for Passenger Vehicles

Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility.

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