Autonomous vehicles are a hotbed subject in our industry, as they should be. They potentially affect everyone, even non-drivers, and certainly tire dealers.
Continental AG's executive board has provided an outline of a sweeping reorganization for the 147-year-old company. Continental's rubber business, which includes tires and ContiTech, will remain, though the tire division will get a new name: Tire Technologies.
Autonomous vehicles are expected to change tire buying behavior along with consumer driving habits. In this Modern Tire Dealer exclusive, Marc Belanski, president of shop management software developer ASA Automotive Systems Inc., identifies three trends that will affect the business of selling tires.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is asking student tire designers to create a new tire concept using autonomous driving technology in its “2018 Design Innovation” program.
The Auto Care Association is praising the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).
Autonomous vehicles were a hot topic at the Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference held earlier this year in South Carolina. Two of the more than two dozen presentations focused on their future.
Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. Recently we asked, “What do you think of autonomous vehicles? Do you think ‘self-driving’ or ‘driverless’ vehicles will catch on? If so, how soon? How will they change your service department?”
Autonomous vehicle technology is on its way. In 2004, the best performing autonomous car was only able to travel 7.5 miles. Now, we are seeing incredible technology take the same roads as human-driven automobiles.
In his keynote remarks during Day Three of the 2017 Goodyear Customer Conference in Orlando, Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer described the emergence of a "new mobility ecosystem" driven by consumer attitudes and rapid advances in technology.
When Carlos Ghosn speaks, his vast experience in both the automotive industry and automotive aftermarket give him plenty of credibility.