China’s Supreme People’s Court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone Corporation in a lawsuit that investigated the alleged infringement of its tyre tread design rights by Chinese manufacturer Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.
Following a milder spell, temperatures across the UK look likely to drop in the run-up to Christmas. With colder conditions in mind, Avon Tyres has ensured winter tyre availability, with next day delivery to most parts of the UK. It offers this for the entire new Avon winter tyre range, including the Avon WV7 performance winter tyre, the Avon WT7 premium winter tyre, and WM Van, which has been specifically designed for medium-sized vans.
When the Lexus LC500 coupé and its hybrid twin the LC500h reach consumers next year, they will be fitted two Bridgestone tyre models as standard. Bridgestone Corporation reports it has designed Potenza S001L RFT and Turanza T005 RFT run-flat tyres exclusively for the Lexus coupés.
Hankook Tire and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide have announced a round of executive appointments that will take effect on 1 January 2017. The first day of the new year sees Hankook Tire Worldwide take on two new senior vice-presidents and two vice-presidents, while Hankook Tire has promoted one new senior vice-president and 14 vice-presidents.
After an absence of eight years from MotoGP – a period of time described by Michelin as “an eternity at this level of competition” – the manufacturer returned as tyre supplier to the series this year. Michelin was faced with the task of providing the highest performance from the very first day and winning the trust of riders. The tyre maker has now released a video it says tells the “inside story” of its return to MotoGP.
The first load of giant OTR (Off The Road) tyres to be mounted on the largest dumpers in the world, and operate on the Copperbelt mines, arrived this morning at Superdoll’s newest Retreading & Repair OTR tyres plant based in Ndola, Zambia.
No review of 2016 would be complete without some reference to Brexit. Before the referendum result on 23 June, few people thought it would happen. Now the vote of 52 per cent in favour of leaving the European Union has long been counted, we can’t avoid talking about Brexit. Furthermore, with Donald Trump having won the US presidential election on 8 November in what he predicted would be “Brexit+++” the impact of the UK vote has taken on even greater significance.
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At the start of 2017, Vimexa Automotive B.V. will open a branch office in Scandinavia in order to further optimise the services and logistics it offers clients within the tyre and wheel sectors in the region and in the Baltic States. The new office will be based in Helsinki, Finland and is a fully-owned subsidiary of Vimexa Holding B.V.
As part of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into autonomous vehicles, the Committee have today visited the GATEway Project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of the research development programmes for self-driving vehicles in the UK.