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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continental Celebrates Ten Years of Hefei Plant
Continental has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger and light truck tyres plant in Hefei, China. A special event was hosted at the plant recently with the participation of management from the Tyre Division and Continental China as well as the plant employees and their families.
GM Recognises Tyre Makers at 2018 Supplier of the Year Awards
GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements”, ...with Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tyre America Corp. and Michelin North America among the 133 recipients.
2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Hamilton, from the lead, pitted for the medium tyre. Following this round of pit stops, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen – who gained second place after pitting for the hard tyre – was handed a five-second penalty, to be applied retrospectively: giving a new impetus and focus for his race
Continental Wins Inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award in the UK
The independent judging panel looked for entries to show evidence of material reducing the environmental impact of tyres and production over the product’s entire lifespan, whilst promoting sustainability and bringing environmental benefits to both business and wider society.
Paolo Roversi to Shoot 2020 Pirelli Calendar
In an article on its website, Pirelli writes that Roversi “is considered one of the most talented contemporary photographers, above all for his style which is personal and highly recognisable”, bringing out the “grace and fragility of the female figure”.
2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton continued a record-breaking run for Mercedes by taking another win ahead of his team mate. The race looked set to be a combination of one and two stop strategies, but in the end this was influenced by a late safety car, giving the frontrunners a ‘free’ pit stop.
2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
It was quite a tricky build-up to the race, with FP1 largely cancelled, two red flags in FP2, then an interrupted qualifying with cool weather conditions subsequently. This made it reasonably hard to have an accurate read on the expected tyre behaviour for the weekend, with track temperatures today slightly warmer than they had been previously.
Michelin Releases Q1 Figures
“In difficult markets, we once again demonstrated the resilience afforded by our Group’s exposure to different economic sectors, allowing us to confirm our 2019 guidance. First-quarter sales also reflect the major contribution of our recent acquisitions, Camso and Fenner,”
New Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction 4WD Tyre Launched in Australia
Recently launched in Australia, the Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction tyre is an on- and off-road 4WD tyre with sidewall styling to match its bold performance. Thanks to its Asymmetric Integrated Tread Pattern, the Rover M/T Maxx Traction helps deliver outstanding performance on multiple surfaces.
Gall Boys put new Toyota FJ Cruiser with Dunlop Grandtrek Tyres to the Test
The adoption of 17-inch wheels wrapped in Dunlop Grandtrek AT22 all-terrain rubber as Original Equipment and short overhangs – 865mm at the front and 1115mm at the rear – also contribute to the FJ Cruiser’s off-road prowess.
Michelin Maintains Top 10 Ranking Amongst America’s Best Large Employers
“At Michelin, we provide our workforce a better way forward by empowering employees to connect their individual purposes with their job roles each day,” David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America said.
The Gall Boys choose Goodyear Wranglers for Coral Coast adventure
“Our latest “Queensland’s Coral Coast” adventure was up there with some of the most rugged we have done. We had Goodyear’s MT/R Kevlar tyres on the tow vehicle, with Wrangler Silent Armors on the caravans, which all proved to be faultless for us.”
BFGoodrich Tyres Supports Authorised 4×4 Tyre Dealers
BFGoodrich Tyres Australia focusing on the benefits of buying tyres from an authorised dealer, including a product range designed for local conditions, expert technical advice and after sales support, as well as the peace of mind of a six year manufacturer’s warranty backed by BFGoodrich Tyres.
Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar's Make Light Work of 9000KM Cape York Adventure
Doug and his team rocked and rolled over numerous wombat hole sections which really tested the tyres and suspension, including driving up and down near vertical entry and exits on the numerous creek and river crossings, some with rocky bottoms and others very sandy. “To say we are over the moon with the MTR with Kevlar tyre is an understatement,” Doug said.