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Spare tire revolt in Europe is gathering momentum

Even though the European tire industry continues to be buoyant in terms of sales in both original equipment and the aftermarket sector, there are clouds on the horizon which could well lead to a violent storm.

Five must-follow technological trends

When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V8 motor, he chose to build an engine with all eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine block in one piece. Ford replied, “Produce it anyway.”

NHTSA wants to change psi test for spares

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to change the test pressure for temporary spare tires from 52 psi to 60 psi, which would "marginally" increase the stringency of the test, according to agency officials.