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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Michelin Announces Winners of 2019 Michelin Challenge Design Competition

Michelin has announced the winners of 2019 Michelin Challenge Design competition, recognising designers who addressed mobility solutions mega-cities might face in the year 2035.

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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.

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Hankook Tyre Receives Two Honda Supplier of the Year Awards

“Hankook values our partnership with Honda to provide the highest quality tyres for Honda vehicles. These awards are a reflection of our strong and growing relationship, and it is an honour to continue to support Honda,”

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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

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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.

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Michelin Ranked Eighth in World’s Most Reputable Companies Listing

In Forbes’ annual listing, the “World’s Most Reputable Companies” are ranked based on an independent survey, which was completed during January and February 2019, of more than 230,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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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”.

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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.

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Hankook Rebrands as Hankook Technology Group

With these name changes, Hankook states it is establishing a unified brand system, and these changes should represent a turning point in enhancing future competitiveness based on technology innovation.

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Hankook Releases Results from Q1 2019

Hankook Tyre has announced its Q1 2019 financial results with consolidated global sales of KRW 1.64 trillion (€1.28 billion) and an operating profit of KRW 140.1 billion (€109.6 million).

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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.

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Goodyear Reports Q1 Results

Goodyear’s first quarter 2019 sales were US$3.6 billion, down six per cent from US$3.8 billion a year ago, driven by unfavourable currency translation and lower volume in its international businesses, partially offset by improvements in price/mix.

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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,”

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Hankook Named Official Tyre Partner of Supercar Fest in the UK

Hankook Tyre has been announced as the official tyre partner of this year’s Supercar Fest, to be held at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside in the United Kingdom.

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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.

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Dunlop Launches Record Setting SUV Tyre in Australia

Dunlop identified the need to develop a tyre not only capable of coping with, but also complimenting these special SUV driving characteristics. The new ultra high performance SP QuattroMaxx is Dunlop’s answer to this growing demand.

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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.

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Tyre Talk : SP QuattroMaxx – Technology

The SP QuattroMaxx was developed on the most demanding and heaviest European SUV vehicles like the Porsche Cayenne.

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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.

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All-New BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Tyre for going even further! Ready For Adventure

Designed to take drivers to their next adventure, BFGoodrich Tyres introduces the Rugged Terrain T/A® tyre, the newest entry in BFGoodrich Tyres’ broad 4×4 and SUV tyre line-up.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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BFGoodRich Tyres show toughness

19 of the top 20 teams to cross the finish line used the Baja T/A KR tyre from BFGoodrich tyres, including winners Tavo and Gustavo Vildosola. The father and son team finished the gruelling course in four hours and 13 minutes.

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Bridgestone tyre takes out top honours

Six of the leading SUV tyres in the 215/65 R16 size were tested, and the magazine said the Dueler Sport H/P 4 came out on top for dry and wet handling as well as road handling.

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