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
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.
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.
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”).
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.
4WD tyre tips for outback road trips
You wouldn’t set off on an epic Outback road trip without carrying a spare wheel and tyre, but what if two of your tyres get punctured on the same stretch? That’s not as unlikely as you might think, and could leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Pirelli’s ‘Seal Inside’ Technology Tested by Italian Magazine
A set of Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyres featuring the self-sealing material were fitted to an Alfa Giulietta 1.4 Turbo 105CV, and the testers then stuck a four millimetre thick nail and a self-tapping screw into the front right tyre.
History of Tyres & the Evolution of Tyre Technology
The automotive industry has experienced countless technological advancements over time, including the introduction of voice recognition technology, electrically-charged vehicles, and most recently, the unveiling of Australia’s first self-driving car developed in Victoria.