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..."
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
"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
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".
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"
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
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,”
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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. ..."
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,"
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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
‘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.”
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
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.
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.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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