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Technology

Tire manufacturers are continually refining existing technology and introducing new concepts to the marketplace. Here’s a look at the latest advancements and how you can market and sell them.

LATEST NEWS

May 13, 2015

Cooper tire plant earns environmental award

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Tupelo, Miss., consumer tire plant has earned the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s enHance Partnership Award for 2015.

Tags: Awards, Cooper Tupelo plant, Green initiatives, John Swartzendruber

MTD editors took a test drive of the Goodyear.com website which offers online tire sales to
May 7, 2015

A quick cruise through goodyear.com

MTD editors were wondering what the online purchasing experience was like for the newly launched goodyear.com. We took a test drive of the website, and here is what we found.

May 5, 2015

Andreoli adds loyalty rewards integration

Andreoli & Associates Inc. (A&A) has added integration for Lift & Shift, a loyalty, rewards and incentive program for the tire and automotive service industry.

Tags: Andreoli & Associates Inc., Computer software, Lift & Shift Inc., Software

Nexen is targeting the U.S. market
May 4, 2015

Nexen is targeting the U.S. market

Nexen Tire Corp. is in a growth mode. It is aggressively promoting its brand in the U.S. market, and is counting on an increase in unit sales of nearly 50% this year.

Tags: B.O.B., Plant capacity, Tire test track

April 28, 2015

ARI Network Services acquires Tasco

ARI Network Services Inc. has acquired the assets of tire and wheel aftermarket software provider Tasco Corp. and its affiliated company Signal Extraprise Corp. (collectively Tasco).

Tags: acquisitions, ARI Network Services Inc., Barry Reese, TASCO Corp.

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Balancing performance tires
May 5, 2015

Balancing performance tires  

Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that I’ve ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Balancing, High Performance Tires, Kevin Rohlwing, Performance Handbook, Ultra-high performance tires

Examples of tire and wheel vibrational issues. The illustration at the top depicts an imbalance
May 5, 2015

NVH issues and answers  

In this article, we’ll address a variety of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) issues. We’ll also offer tips on how to avoid and/or cure these ills.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Harshness, Noise, NVH, Performance Handbook, Vibration

A special edition Koenigsegg Agera was on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
May 5, 2015

Hyperactive imagination  

You may have noticed the sweet looking, perhaps unfamiliar monster of a vehicle on our front cover. That is a hypercar, specifically a 2015 GTA Spano from Spania GTA Tecnomotive S.L. It features a V10 twin-turbo engine capable of 925 horsepower. And a $650,000 price tag.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Hypercar, Performance Handbook, Pirelli P Zero

Construction highlights of the DWS06 include 1) a high strength, two-ply sidewall; 2) a Sport
April 15, 2015

Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS06  

"Don’t screw it up.” That was the mantra among the Continental dealers who loved the ExtremeContact DWS. And engineers at Continental listened.

Tags: All-Season Tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Ultra-high performance tires

The BH03 was one of two futuristic tire concepts from Goodyear on display at the Geneva Motor Show.
April 14, 2015

An insight into tomorrow’s tires  

It has certainly been a period of “show time” in Europe in the past couple of months with the internationally prestigious Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, following February’s Tire Technology Expo in Germany (which I reported on in the March edition of MTD).

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, European Notebook, Future of Tire Technology, Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., John Stone, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Trade show, Yokohama Tire Corp.

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