Pirelli & Cie SpA and the Politecnico University of Milan have extended their joint research partnership through 2020 and will continue working on tire technology innovations for the future.
The Radar Renegade A/T 5 already was available in 16 sizes. Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. recently more than doubled its size lineup.
Even with a team of 25 engineers and $2 million worth of tire testing equipment in place, there is a lot of space to fill at Kenda Rubber Industrial Co.’s new technology center in Green, Ohio. Tom Williams, Kenda's vice president of engineering, plans more engineers and more equipment for the 50,000-square-foot facility.
At its dealer meeting last October, Falken Tire Corp. gave some of its dealers a sneak peek at four new tires. Five months later, they are ready to be launched.
The new Pirelli P Zero will be available to consumers internationally in April. Until then, the tire will make its way to prestige and premium vehicle OEMs.
The location wasn't exotic -- Washington, D.C. -- but the tire was. At the 2016 Goodyear Dealer Conference, the company introduced its latest ultra-high performance tire to the North American dealers in attendance.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is working to improve tire aerodynamics technology which controls the air flow around tires in motion. The tire maker says its latest research has resulted in advances in reducing drag and lift, which ultimately could lead to the development of tires with better fuel efficiency and safety characteristics.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed work under a $1.5 million government grant to develop advanced tire technology aimed at increasing vehicle fuel efficiency. The company says its technical team exceeded the grant’s goals for tire weight reduction and fuel efficiency.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months.
Rice husk waste once headed for landfills is now helping the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. produce fuel-efficient tires. Goodyear says it will utilize ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in its tires.
The new Vredestein Snowtrac 5 is a winter tire. However, it also was designed to have excellent traction on wet and dry roads.
Clemson University is accepting papers for the Clemson University Tire Industry Conference to be held April 23-25 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Last year, Modern Tire Dealer asked me to write an article comparing the 1970 Lincoln Continental MK3, the first American automobile to be equipped with radial-ply tires as standard original equipment, with a more recent Lincoln model. The purpose was to show how technology has advanced — and, in some cases, regressed — and what these changes and possible trends tell us about what is to come.