Toyo Tire & Rubber’s tyre sales subsidiary in Russia has concluded a sponsorship agreement with Russian Premier League football club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (ф.К. Зенит). Toyo Tire Rus LLC will sponsor the team for three seasons, with the contract running from August 2015 to July 2018.
The new format for the Tyre Industry Awards, where companies are required to submit entries that will be judged by an independent panel of judges from the wider business community, appears to be a popular change after the NTDA was overwhelmed with nominations on deadline day (31 July 2015).
Earlier in the month tyrepress.com reported on a bill introduced into the United States Senate that could pave the way for implementation of minimum tyre standards – effectively a US tyre label – and also reintroduce compulsory tyre registration in the USA. Yesterday the Senate passed the bill containing these proposals by 65 votes to 34. The bill also authorised funds for other highway, safety and transit programmes.
Dunlop riders claimed wins and podiums across the board at the FIM Motocross World Championship Czech Republic grand prix, with Italy’s Kiara Fontanesi claiming the Women’s title on her Yamaha. Dunlop’s Geomax MX32 medium terrain tyres helped the Dunlop riders with five finishing in the MXGP top-ten.
Vipal representatives gave a presentation on reusing raw materials, especially considering the technology used by the company in this respect during the recent International Rubber Conference 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Some car infotainment systems are vulnerable to a hack attack that could put lives at risk. The vulnerability was exposed by NCC Group after it found a way to carry out attacks by sending data using digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio signals.
Bridgestone Europe reports the departure of the managing director of its First Stop business in the German-speaking ‘DACH’ markets and Eastern Europe, Dr. Urban Uttenweiler. According to a statement released by Bridgestone, Uttenweiler has “decided to take on a new role outside the Bridgestone organisation.”