Goodyear introducing EV-Ready sidewall logo from 2024
To inform prospective customers that its entire current and upcoming passenger tyre range is “optimised to deliver exceptional performance for electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles,” Goodyear has introduced a new sidewall logo. This Goodyear EV-Ready logo will appear on all replacement tyres from the beginning of 2024.
Farming without pressure – Galileo’s growing CupWheel range
It’s about a decade since we first saw CupWheel airless tyre technology. We knew it then as Mitas PneuTrac, unaware at the time of Israeli firm Galileo and its novel product. Galileo was founded in 2011 by Alon Hayka and CupWheel inventor Avishay Novoplanski. Over the years the company has brought a growing range to market under its own name and returned to Agritechnica this month to present its latest products.
The new Iveco eDaily 42S will drive exclusively on Continental tyres, with the Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer approving summer, all-season and winter tyre models as original equipment in size 235/65R16C 121/119R. Depending on market and preference, eDaily 42S buyers can choose from the Continental VanContact Ultra, VanContact Eco, VanContact4Season or VanContact Winter.
Delphi has added more than 300 new braking parts in 2023, including 20 first-to-market additions for high-performance vehicles such as the BMW M-series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Other new releases launched this year include applications for Tesla, Renault, Nissan, Jeep, Toyota, Honda and VAG to name just a few.
Repairify: technology, AI can help bridge ADAS servicing skills gap
Garage and diagnostics equipment supplier Repairify has addressed the current chasm between the approximately 3,500 ADAS-qualified technicians in the UK and the 21,500 required to meet market demand for these services. The company says it can help businesses meet the dramatic increase in demand, set to continue as growth in ADAS-equipped vehicles rises, via the support of its own team of IMI-qualified technicians and the development of technology to support maintenance work on these cars. Phil Peace, managing director (SVP) international at Repairify Inc, told Tyres & Accessories that AI and machine learning has enabled the company to enhance its data to support its solutions that puts critical repair information into garage workflow.
Mak increases its workshop focus with Mate TPMS and diagnostic range
In mid-November, Mak announced the introduction of the new Mate Multisens, Mate MaxiTPMS TS900 and MX pressure sensors and devices. Mak reports that the Mate TPMS and diagnostic brand that it exclusively distributes in Italy is “increasingly focused on the offer of products designed for vehicle workshops”.
ZC Rubber presents latest additions to Tianli range
Our visit to the Tianli stand at Agritechnica 2023 was poorly timed, but no language barrier can stop us from appreciating a new tyre. The ZC Rubber brand brought two to the show, Agri King and Land Care, which it displayed alongside other products from the wide Tianli range.
UK-Canadian team wins Synthos Rubber Circularity Award
WMG at the University of Warwick in Coventry and Canada’s University of Victoria are the joint recipients of the inaugural Synthos Rubber Circularity Award, an international competition launched earlier this year to encourage cutting-edge ideas and solutions that significantly improve the environmental performance of synthetic rubber-based tyre compounds. Announcing the winners, Synthos states that the researchers impressed with their “breakthrough technology research concept” but did not elaborate on their work.
Equipment-free truck tyre balancing with Hofmann Power Weight
Wheel balancing is important for both cars and trucks as true running wheels vibrate and wear less and provide a more comfortable driving experience. However, the size and weight of truck wheels can complicate the balancing process – particularly if specific equipment is required to lift and balance the wheels. With the help of balancing compound, Hofmann Power Weight aims to simplify the balancing process for truck wheels and offer an alternative to traditional balancing with weights.
Alliance Agri Star range II now available in 65 series
The Alliance Agri Star II range is now complete following the launch of 65 series sizes. Yokohama Off Highway Tires (YOHT) introduced the new additions to the range at Agritechnica 2023 and will offer 21 sizes/25 SKUs in dimensions that “completely cover the range of front and rear combinations” and joins the existing line-up of 70, 85, 90 and 95 series fitments.
If a VW dealership informs an ID.3 owner during the course of a standard service appointment that the car’s tyres need to be replaced, it may not simply be a case of wear and tear. We’ve heard of one owner who was informed during a dealer workshop visit that the tyres on his VW ID.3 would need to be replaced if they were specific Goodyear original equipment tyres. He was told that there may be an issue with the tread, and the dealer replaced the Goodyear OE tyres with a new set of Continental tyres free of charge.
Smart & sustainable – Ceat debuts new agricultural products
When we wrote about Ceat Specialty following the Agritechnica show in 2019, we described the firm as being perhaps “the largest agricultural tyre maker you’ve never heard of.” Four years is a long time, and Ceat Specialty now not only offers a much bigger range, the chances of being unfamiliar with the brand have greatly diminished. To find out more about today’s Ceat Specialty and its growing product range, we met with chief executive Amit Tolani at Agritechnica 2023.
TVS Eurogrip arrives in agri market with modern VF range
TVS Eurogrip is a well-known name in the motorcycle and scooter tyre market, but this brand recognition doesn’t carry over into Europe’s agricultural segment. Not yet, at any rate. But brand manufacturer TVS Srichakra has its sights set on growth and is expanding its off-highway tyre plant. The company is now contemplating further investment.
Hankook all-season, winter tyres gain top tyre test results in 2023 season
Hankook has achieved several top results in the latest round of independent tyre tests of winter and all-season tyres. Hankook’s Winter i*cept and Kinergy 4S tyre lines gained several podium finishes in tests by such leading independent testers as ADAC, Auto Bild and Auto Express, scoring particularly highly in the dry and wet as well as in snow.
Hiboo integrates Goodyear TPMS Heavy Duty data in first for manufacturer’s OTR fleet data business
Goodyear has integrated its data into a third-party system in its tyre management solutions for the Off-The-Road (OTR) industry with the Hiboo platform. By adding data yielded from Goodyear TPMS Heavy Duty, users of the platform can access unified tyre health and vehicle performance analytics. Goodyear says the integration helps drive OTR fleet’s operational efficiency. Unexpected machine stoppages and inappropriate tyre pressure can easily lead to breakdowns, which incur heavy costs in any segment – even more so in OTR applications, where access to maintenance and replacement products can be more challenging than in on-road commercial applications. The manufacturer says that the key to supporting these demands lies in harnessing the power of data integration proactively to enable more preventative maintenance.