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Nynas: Our oils contribute to safe & efficient winter tyres

15th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Swedish company Nynas is presenting its naphthenic tyre oils at Tire Technology Expo next month, and aims to convince customers and producers that tyres made with Nynas oils “provide low rolling resistance, reducing energy losses and fuel consumption, while maintaining wet grip for improved control on snow and ice.”

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Michelin installs Ansible Motion compact driving simulator to assist tyre R&D

Michelin installs Ansible Motion compact driving simulator to assist tyre R&D

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin is installing a new Ansible Motion Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulator at its North America Research & Development centre in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. The Theta C simulator offers virtual test driving and evaluation of tyre-road-vehicle interactions in advance and in parallel with physical testing, with detailed simulation environments. Michelin is the first company to take delivery of the Theta C simulator since the product was formally launched.

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Vipal Rubber VT110 tread approved in Romania

Vipal Rubber VT110 tread approved in Romania

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Global retreading supplier Vipal Rubber’s VT110 tread has been approved in Romania following trials conducted by fleet operator Senidav Trans SRL. The Eastern European fleet company carried out performance tests using retreaded tyres with the VT110, recording favourable results against a competitor brand. Measurements were recorded by Vipal’s Moldovan partner, Tehno Profil, after 260,000km on Romanian roads, which present adverse track conditions, with mountains, slopes, snow, and other problems.

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April launch for Michelin Agilis 3

April launch for Michelin Agilis 3

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

A new member of the Michelin Agilis family for light commercial vehicles will be available from April 2020. The Agilis 3 summer tyre is Michelin’s successor to the Agilis + and offers lower rolling resistance and CO2 emissions as well as whole-lifetime performance.

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TJ Transport Ltd agrees five-year Goodyear deal

TJ Transport Ltd agrees five-year Goodyear deal

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres will support TJ Transport Ltd with a five-year partnership, the company announced on 8 January 2020. Goodyear Proactive Solutions and Goodyear OMNITRAC S D MSTII will be used on the full TJ Transport Ltd fleet.

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Intelligent battery chargers from Machine Mart

Intelligent battery chargers from Machine Mart

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Machine Mart has introduced two new Intelligent Battery Chargers. The Clarke IBC25 12/24v Intelligent Battery Charger is a heavy-duty charger suitable for all types of 12V & 24V lead-acid batteries. The multiple intelligent charging stages, diagnose, recover, maintain and condition the battery. Also featuring an alternator check to identify the output percentage of the vehicles charging system.

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New intercity bus tyres from Continental

New intercity bus tyres from Continental

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Continental has introduced a new range of tyres for intercity buses. It says the Conti CoachRegio offers "reliable and safe touring between cities and villages under variable speed conditions, excellent handling and high mileage on hilly and winding regional roads."

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Michelin unveils latest MotoGP tyre

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Following months of testing, Michelin has introduced a new construction rear tyre for the upcoming MotoGP season. This latest evolution of the Michelin Power Slick rear tyre features a construction aimed at improving lap times through an increase in performance and stability. Following in-house testing, MotoGP riders were given their first taste of the tyre at the Catalunya test at Barcelona in June.

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Bridgestone showcasing global mobility solutions at CES 2020

Bridgestone showcasing global mobility solutions at CES 2020

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is making its first-ever appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company is using an interactive display to demonstrate its mobility solutions for current mobility and future autonomous vehicles. They focus on extended mobility, improved safety and increased efficiency.

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Bridgestone Enliten tyre technology a sign of commitment to CASE future

Bridgestone Enliten tyre technology a sign of commitment to CASE future

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The world’s largest tyre manufacturer has outlined how its latest technologies and partnerships with leading car manufacturers are to help it increase sustainability in 2020. Bridgestone states that its car manufacturer partners sought its expertise on various partnerships throughout 2019, including ground-breaking CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric) projects, and the performance benefits of new tyre technologies, such as its Enliten technology, which it plans to extend to an increasing number of tyres this year. Bridgestone said these partnerships led to approximately 100 new original fitments in the EMEA region, similar to its 'best-ever' 2018 OE results, spread across more than 50 different models from 14 manufacturers. The tyre manufacturer’s 18” diameter or greater OEM fitments have increased by over 10 per cent since 2018, it added.

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ATEQ releases VT36, VT46, VT55, VT56 software update

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

ATEQ has released a software update for its VT36, VT46 (including branded versions), VT55 and VT56 models. The update includes new and updated vehicle models, OE-sensor and relearn information and new Aftermarket sensors:

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ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

ATEQ TPMS Tools has named Agneta Ronceret as EMEA TPMS manager for OEM, truck and industrial sales. Ronceret joined ATEQ TPMS tools division in France in 2015 as sales manager for TPMS tools in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia/New Zealand.

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Aufine offering Thai-made truck tyres

Aufine offering Thai-made truck tyres

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Chinese tyre maker Aufine is now offering its customers a way to avoid tariffs on commercial vehicle tyres by selling a range produced in Thailand.

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LAMMA debut for Alliance agricultural tyre

LAMMA debut for Alliance agricultural tyre

7th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Visitors to this week's LAMMA show are amongst the first to see a new Alliance radial tractor tyre, the Agri Star II. Alliance Tyre Group (ATG) will launch the Agri Star II around the world in the weeks following its LAMMA debut, with 76 SKUs across the 70-s and 85- series available right from the start. This range is expected to cover almost 100 per cent of market requirements.

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TechMan helps ColourSpray Auto Services improve efficiency

TechMan helps ColourSpray Auto Services improve efficiency

7th January 2020 | 0 Comments

ColourSpray Auto Services in Wirral has reported significant improvements in both its repair times and its overall efficiency across the business thanks to garage management specialist, TechMan. Having previously used an alternative provider, operations manager Dave Hall felt that the existing system had too many limitations for a one-stop garage such as ColourSpray Auto Services.

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