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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goodyear Partners with Citroën on its 100th Anniversary to Deliver Autonomous, Electric Mobility
Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, the Goodyear C100 concept tyre is envisaged to deliver the comfort and smart performance this unique vehicle requires.
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 Car Sales Up 3.5% YTD
“While small passenger car sales fell 13.8 per cent, the segment continues to attract the most buyers, holding 19.8 per cent of the new car market in April 2015 and 21.1 per cent year-to-date. Large SUVs held 12.9 per cent of the new car market in April, medium SUVs held 12.1 per cent, 4×4 light commercial vehicles held 11.6 percent and small SUVs held 10.1 per cent.”
SUV Sales Hold Up in Lower June Result
The Australian new car market slowed in June compared with the same period in 2017, with the total market down 2.9 per cent, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. Notably, the three top-selling vehicles during June were light commercial vehicles, with the Toyota Hilux leading the market
Michelin Claims Auto Express Tyre Test
Eight tyres in the size 225/40 18 Y 92 XL were fitted to a Volkswagen Golf and put through their paces in test categories including dry handling, dry braking, wet handling, wet braking, wet cornering, straight aquaplaning, curved aquaplaning, rolling resistance and cabin noise.
Continental Unveils the PremiumContact 6
In the PremiumContact 6, Continental states that it has bridged the gap between a very comfortable tyre and a sporty one, with its tyre developers coming up with new solutions for maximum safety, high ride comfort and a tread design for superior handling.
Five Creative Ways to Recycle Tyres
The number of cars on the road is growing in Australia and as a result tyre manufacturing is on the rise too. Each year, Australia sees the equivalent of 48 million tyres reach the end of their lifecycle, yet only 16 per cent of these are being correctly recycled
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.
Dunlop Sport Maxx RT to feature on Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
The Sport Maxx RT, like all Dunlop tyres, has been built using Dunlop’s racing technologies and is characterised by its high level of grip on dry and wet roads, combined with excellent handling capabilities and great braking performance.
10 fun facts about tyres we bet you didn’t know
Whether you spend a little or a lot of time in your car, tyres are big part of our lives. Some people enjoy replacing their tyres with a brand new set while others are just starting to recognise the importance of taking care of their car’s tyres.
Continental named Australia’s best tyre in latest independent tyre awards
Continental has been crowned Australia’s best tyre in MOTOR’s 2017 Tyre Test, an independent award which puts tyre brands to the test across a slew of driving conditions to highlight the best and safest performance tyre choice for Australian drivers.