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Hankook Technology Group’s Model Solution Opens ‘CMF LAB’ to Demonstrate Industrial Design Trends

The CMF LAB consists of six different sections, including ‘Mega Trend,’ ‘Model Solution Insight,’ ‘General CMF and Unique CMF,’ ‘Colour District,’ and ‘Discovery’. Each section displays a variety of design elements related to CMF, from the latest design trends

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Solarcar Team From Bochum University Of Applied Sciences Draws Conclusions From The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

Preparing for the 3,022 kilometre route from Darwin to Adelaide was not always easy. After the static technical acceptance by the organisers, the so-called "static scrutineering", the Bochum team had problems with the engines of the thyssenkrupp SunRiser during their many test drives, and during the days before the “dynamic scrutineering”

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Electrifying racing: Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR

Goodyear is developing a bespoke tyre for Pure ETCR, which will incorporate a combination of technologies inspired by Goodyear’s latest electric vehicle tyres and the new Eagle F1 SuperSport ultra-high-performance range

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Pirelli’s Major Industrial Plan for 2020-2022 and Preliminary 2019 Financial Results

The importance of high value segments was confirmed and the company intends to focus on the following higher earning sectors:Bigger focus on tyres larger than 19 inches and special tyres

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Goodyear Reports Fourth Quarter, 2019 Full-year Financials

“We continue to face a challenging global environment, including recessionary demand trends in many international markets. To address these challenges, we remain focused on further improving our cost structure and working capital management, while continuing to build our capabilities to enable mobility, today and in the future,” said Kramer

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Goodyear New Brand Campaign Champions The Power Of Forward Movement

Goodyear’s campaign highlights the relationship between physical movement and unlocking human potential. To bring this to life, Goodyear debuted a new 30 second television advertisement during the FOX broadcast of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16.

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Continental Van Tyres to Feature ContiSeal Technology in Future

“Even smaller punctures lead to vehicle downtimes or the costly and complicated business of transferring the load to another vehicle. ContiSeal technology can reliably seal around 90 percent of all potential cases of damage to the tread.”

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Hankook is exclusive tyre partner of the new DTM Trophy racing series

The premium tyre maker will supply the new DTM Trophy with the high-end Ventus Race tyre and provide on-site support starting with the 2020 season. Hankook have agreed a four-year contract with the DTM umbrella organisation ITR, which will promote the new GT series

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Pirelli’s new simulator to reduce tyre development time and the number physical prototypes needed

Courtesy of this cutting-edge technology, there is now a 30% reduction in average development time for new tyres, both for the road and motorsport, as virtual prototypes produced for different car models can be assessed faster

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Hankook Tyre strengthens digital transformation through collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Hankook Tyre is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Hankook Tyre recently developed a Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tyre compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis

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Pirelli Develops Tyres For 2021 World Rally Championship

“The GP Ice Race is an important international event for fans of motorsport and the world’s most iconic cars. The icy track provides a spectacular arena for cars from different eras to compete against each other, with Pirelli tyres designed specifically for these conditions helping to make the action even more thrilling.”

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KAMAZ-master dominates 2020 Dakar Rally on standard Goodyear tyres

For many years, the Dakar has been known as the toughest rally in the world. This year however, the rally headed for new challenges in Saudi Arabia. With 7,500 kms, including 5,000 km of special stages of high speeds and close racing ahead of them, the teams did not know what to expect from this new continent

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Pirelli Partners With World Tour Cycling Team Trek-Segafredo

Its first official presence, after signing the partnership, was at the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia, where the team's athletes, including the reigning UCI world champion Mads Pedersen, are riding on Pirelli's P Zero Velo Tubular tyres

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“Extreme E” Racing Series to Conclude 2021 in Senegal

“Extreme E” has announced the final venue, for the spectacular new off-road racing series with electric SUVs. Following on from events in the Arctic, the Brazilian rainforest, the Saudi Arabian desert and the Himalayas, the Ocean Stage will, next year, take the teams to the banks of Lac Rose, also known as Lake Retba, not far from Dakar, the capital of Senegal

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Continental ensures seating comfort at major Stadiums

“In addition to nanocoating, we use special colour pigments that reflect up to 80 percent of UV radiation in the near infrared range. The result is that the heating of the upholstery made in our Winchester, Virginia plant, is reduced by about 20 percent, and the material remains cooler than other textiles by up to 15 degrees Celsius."

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FCAI releases January 2020 new vehicle sales figures

“Given the broad range of environmental, financial, international and political issues facing Australia during January, it is no surprise to see the new vehicle market has reported a conservative start to the year,” Mr Weber said

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Green Driving for the Modern Motorist

There are a few simple tips that can reduce fuel consumption which will ultimately reduce your carbon footprint and, as an added bonus, will save you money on expensive fuel.

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Hankook and Real Madrid C.F. extend their partnership until 2023

"We are proud to extend our strategic partnership with one of the best football clubs in the world for another four seasons," said Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tyre Europe

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CDP Confirms Pirelli to be a Leader In The Fight Against Climate Change

The “A” rating, which is given to only a few companies of the thousands participating, is the highest score that a company can receive. It takes into consideration the effectiveness of the efforts made to reduce emissions and climate risks, and to develop a low carbon emission economy, as well as the completeness and transparency of information provided

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MICHELIN Pilot Sport delivers at 2020 Santiago E-Prix

Although this fell slightly short of last year’s figures, when the thermometer soared to 40°C and the circuit’s asphalt reached 62°C, the 2020 Santiago E-Prix – the third to be hosted by the city – was as punishing as ever for the drivers, their cars and their tyres.

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Michelin Joins Hydrogen Council Steering Committee

Hydrogen technology can be used to store renewable energy. It is currently difficult to store wind or solar energy in large quantities, or for extended periods.

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Hankook Tyre presents the ‘Design Innovation 2020’ with the University of Cincinnati

Future environments will use augmented, cutting-edge technology and an automation infrastructure that are eco-friendly. Automated driving and AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be part of future cities

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Goodyear Unveils Life-sized Mascot Tyre Art

For the fourth consecutive year, Goodyear commissioned the unique talents of artist, and former minor league baseball player, Blake McFarland to handcraft the tyre sculptures. The artwork served as the centrepiece for many of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic festivities

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Goodyear Venture Capital Fund To Advance Future Mobility

President Richard J. Kramer said, “Goodyear is a technology-driven mobility company that seeks out and partners with other mobility thought leaders ranging from small start-ups to proven business models"

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Bridgestone wins another Chinese design infringement case

The Intellectual Property Court in Shanghai agreed with Bridgestone that tyres produced by Huasheng and Hongsheng had a tread pattern that closely resembled the Blizzak DM-V1 tyre made for SUVs by Bridgestone

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Lowest Global Light Vehicle Sales Since 2015

The global picture is not likely to change substantially in 2020. Analysis of seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) figures for the final quarter of 2019, again point to a stagnant global market, with sales around the 89 million level again looking likely.

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Continental launches web portal for the automotive aftermarket

The technology company Continental is bundling information about its product and service portfolio, for the automotive aftermarket, in a new online portal. In the future, workshops and dealers will be able to see, at a glance, all the Continental products, brands and services that support the independent aftermarke

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Pirelli To Supply World Rally Championship from 2021 to 2024

Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing, said: “Our return to the top level of rallying is something that we were considering for a while, and it’s particularly fitting that this appointment from the FIA comes in the year that Ott Tänak..."

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Hankook Expands its Presence in Europe

Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe said: “For us, developing the Swiss and Austrian markets with a new branch office is essential for Hankook's strategic expansion in Europe. Now we can offer an even better service to our customers there and locally support the demand for our premium tyres.”

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2020 Hankook 24H SERIES opens in Dubai

The Dubai Autodrome circuit is 5.9 kilometres per lap, in the middle of a desert, and normally the geographical conditions mean that strong sandstorms occur with hot and dusty climatic conditions, and thus tyres need the highest levels of durability and grip. In this race, however, wet tyres were needed because of the unusual torrential rainstorms that swept Dubai over the weekend

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2019 New Vehicle Sales Decrease in Challenging Market

The 2019 numbers are the lowest annual sales result reported in VFACTS since 2011. A Total of 1,062,867 new vehicles were recorded as sold, a 7.8 per cent decrease on the full year of 2018

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Michelin unveils latest version of it’s Power Slick rear tyre

“After such an intensive and involved testing schedule we are delighted to launch the new construction rear tyre,” said Piero Taramasso, Michelin Motorsport two-wheel manager

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Michelin reaffirms its environmental targets

The transportation sector alone is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions worldwide. Although much has already been done to make mobility compatible with sustainable development, an immense challenge remains

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Bridgestone’s Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020

The world’s largest tyre company, Bridgestone, has announced it will be making its first-ever appearance at CES in Las Vegas, between Jan. 7th to 10th, 2020. CES is the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Bridgestone will be demonstrating many of their mobility solutions

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Pirelli’s Opens its Fifth ‘P Zero World’ in Melbourne

After Los Angeles in 2016, Munich in 2017, Monte Carlo in 2018 and Dubai in early 2019, the opening of the latest P Zero World in Melbourne, brings the Pirelli flagship stores to a fourth continent

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Michelin files suit against importer of tyres violating BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 patents

The lawsuit states that the tyres at issue are in contravention with the patents for the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres. The action is being taken against Black Bear and Tri-Ace Wheel & Tire Corporation of Houston

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UPTIS, the Puncture-proof Tyre Developed by Michelin,to Receive Three Prestigious Awards

Unveiled by Michelin last June, at the "Movin' On 2019" summit, dedicated to sustainable mobility, Michelin UPTIS, the airless tyre, represents a major innovation both in terms of safety and respect for the environment

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Hankook to Supply Original Equipment Tyres for the Audi SQ8 TDI

Premium tyre maker Hankook now equips the new Audi SQ8 TDI with its tyres, ex works. Progressive design and pioneering technology characterises the Q family of the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer, and, the Audi SQ8 TDI, in particular, emphasises the sportiness of the Q8 series

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Goodyear Begins Intelligent Tyre Pilot With European Fleets

The fleets will benefit from continuously monitored and recorded wear rate and tyre pressures, which is paired with other vehicle data. The information is connected to Goodyear’s proprietary algorithms to enhance overall fleet operations and to predict when the tyres will need servicing or replacement.

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Bridgestone announces executive management changes

“These changes reflect the company’s strong, continued focus on succession planning and developing talent capable of global leadership,” said Tsuya. “As our industry rapidly changes, I am confident we have the right team in place to accelerate our company’s transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainable solutions for a world in motion.”

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Continental to Supply Tyres for Volkswagen’s new Electric Car: the ID.3

The EcoContact 6 summer tyre and the WinterContact TS 850 P winter specialist tyre have both been adapted to suit the specific requirements of the ID.3. As an electric vehicle, the ID.3 will run on tyres with low rolling resistance that save energy

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Hankook Tyre present a range of high-performance tyres at Essen Motor Show

E-sports were a major feature of Hankook at the Essen Motor Show this year, as tuning and motorsport also had a strong virtual presence at the show. Visitors to the Hankook stand in the "Nürburgring e-Sports Lounge" climbed into the virtual cockpits in the race simulators to compete

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Paolo Roversi presents 2020 Pirelli Calendar “Looking for Juliet”

Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s timeless drama, Paolo Roversi tapped into the “Juliet that exists in every woman”, with Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Chris Lee, Indya Moore, Rosalía, Stella Roversi, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson

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FCAI releases November 2019 new vehicle sales

“The industry has been looking for a lift for some time now and has activated multiple levers to achieve some stimulation, including incentives, sales and special vehicle editions. However, the appetite for new vehicles remains suppressed.” “On the bright side, there has never been a better time to purchase a new vehicle,” Mr. Weber said.

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Michelin in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s “Season 6”

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport tyres used are the third-generation of Michelin tyres developed especially for Formula E, and along with Michelin Track Connect, form a connected solution that fits perfectly with Formula E’s avant-garde positioning

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Michelin and Faurecia aim to create leader in Fuel Cell technology

Symbio, created in 2010, and a subsidiary of Michelin since February 2019, is a zero-emission mobility equipment supplier. Thanks to Symbio hydrogen systems, electric vehicles gain both in terms of autonomy (at least double the range compared to a vehicle powered on battery technology alone) and in terms of "charging" time.

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"TUNE IT! SAFE!" 2020 campaign: Fast and safe on Hankook tyres

Tyres are always at the top of the tuning list, which is why Hankook, as a tyre maker, has been particularly interested in the initiative since the beginning of the TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign, which this year starts with a tuned police car for the 15th time

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 win German car magazine awards

The latest winter tyre tests carried out by Auto Bild, auto motor und sport and firmenauto, which awarded the LM005 with top marks, confirmed this. On top of this, Bridgestone was awarded "Manufacturer of the Year" Winter Tyres 2019/20 by Auto Bild for "best braking performance on snowy, dry and wet roads".

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2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

" ... We saw some long stints and low degradation, but also plenty of tactical variation and raw speed, with the decade-old race lap record finally broken on quite old hard tyres. This underlines the constant increase in performance we have seen in Formula 1 this year"

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Pirelli To Supply 3 Types of Tyre for the Aston Martin DBX

Nearly three years of hard work, in close collaboration with Aston Martin’s engineers, have resulted in three different tyres to showcase the capabilities of the new DBX. This latest Aston Martin is equipped exclusively with Pirelli tyres

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Pirelli first with Tyres that Interact with 5G Network

Pirelli Cyber Tyre Detects And Transmits Information Related To Less Than Optimal Road Surface Conditions To The Vehicle, And Others Nearby, Through The Network

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Extreme E will stage first motor race ever in the Himalayas

Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of the Nepal Tourism Board “Driving through our magnificent scenery with Extreme E’s pioneering electric SUVs will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the competitors, adventure enthusiasts and the fans watching on,”

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Pirelli Returns To Formula 3 At The Macau Grand Prix

the race got off to a dramatic start, with front-row starter Robert Shwartzman out of the running before getting to Lisboa Bend on the opening lap. As the race progressed Vips piled on the pressure, even getting next to Verschoor into Lisboa on Lap 11, but he couldn't find a way past. Verschoor held on to become the first Dutch driver to win the Macau Grand Prix

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Michelin 2019 3rd quarter and 9 months sales

“In response to a market downturn that was sharper than expected, particularly in the Truck segment, the Group is continuing to improve the competitiveness of its operations, carefully manage its prices and strengthen its positions in the fastest growing segments and businesses."

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2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The solar car tyres “ECOPIA with ologic”, which were supplied to the teams competing in the race, are fuel-efficient tyres designed specifically for solar cars using fuel-efficient tyre technology from Bridgestone, “ologic.” “ECOPIA with ologic” tyres ensure the necessary durability while featuring reduced rolling resistance

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Turán Frigyes wins the 2019 European Rally Championship

The event ran a total distance of 1001.7 kilometres (including the travel section) over three days, with 14 special stages (211.5 kilometres) to determine the final winner. Despite the harsh weather conditions that led to the cancellation of the final special stage and forced more than 40 percent of the 94 rally cars to deviate from the course

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2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

Despite three pit stops and sacrificing his lead to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton at his final stop under the penultimate safety car, pole starter Max Verstappen claimed his third win of the year

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Pirelli 3rd Quarter Financials

High Value Revenues: +7.5% to 2,719.9 million euro thanks to strengthening in all regions. As a percentage of sales, it rose to 67.4% from 64.5% on 30th September 2018

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Continental Develops a Left-turn Assist to warn drivers

According to the statistics portal statista, there were 55 fatalities in accidents involving agricultural tractors in 2018, and the official road traffic accident statistics of the German Statistical Office tell us that 57% of road deaths in 2018 were caused by accidents on country roads

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UVeye applies artificial intelligence to tyre inspection

UVeye’s key product for the tyre market is called Artemis. This advanced system gathers technical and safety-related data. In a matter of seconds, the system reads and recognises the tyre brand, markings and technical specification, as well as crucial safety-related data such as tyre condition, pressure, abrasion and scratches.

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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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