Tag: Daimler

German government gets tough with Daimler and VW over emissions

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.

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Pirelli Industrial adds to Daimler :01 Series bus homologations

Friday 10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Daimler’s homologation of Pirelli’s extra-load :01 Series commercial tyre products for city, highway and regional applications has continued, adding the latest Pirelli MC:01 (275/70R22.5). The tyre has been designed with an increased load index, suitable for new-generation transportation such as hybrid and electric vehicles, which require a greater axle load.

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Daimler patent – enhancing tyre grip with water?

Daimler patent – enhancing tyre grip with water?

Friday 1st July 2016 | 0 Comments

Several news sources have shared news of Daimler’s filing of a patent to optimise tyre temperature, and thus grip, through the use of a high pressure water system. The patent was reportedly filed with the Intellectual Property Office in the UK and pertains to a system that is triggered by temperature sensors in a tyre.

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Daimler share price hit after emissions investigation news

Daimler share price hit after emissions investigation news

Friday 22nd April 2016 | 0 Comments

Daimler AG has confirmed that it is conducting an “internal investigation regarding its certification process related to exhaust emissions in the United States”. This action follows a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ). As a result the company says it will “investigate possible indications of irregularities and of course take all necessary actions.”

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Yokohama OE on Mercedes-Benz GLC

Yokohama OE on Mercedes-Benz GLC

Thursday 10th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Daimler AG has chosen the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 as an original equipment tyre on the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Models fitted with 18 and 19-inch wheels will be able to roll out of the factory on the Yokohama tyre, as two sizes – 235/60R18 103V and 235/55R19 101V – have been homologated. As is the case with all Yokohama tyres mounted as OE on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the presence of the letters ‘MO’ on the Advan Sport V105’s sidewall indicate Daimler’s official approval of the tyre.

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Collaboration is the future…or is it?

Wednesday 29th April 2015 | 0 Comments

This month I went back to school. Tyre 2015 – the fourth International Tyre Colloquium, hosted by University of Surrey to be precise. While much of the science was beyond those of us that don’t work in R&D, the concepts behind the really technical stuff are fascinating. And what’s more, they offer a unique insight into what is on the horizon in terms of tyre development, vehicle dynamics and indeed original equipment (OE) trends.

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Upgrades for Hankook’s truck tyre range

Upgrades for Hankook’s truck tyre range

Friday 14th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe has announced an upgrade to its AH11 truck tyre and the introduction of its DH05+ pattern into Europe. These tyres are – as first announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September – fitted to the Mercedes-Benz Atego Euro VI as original equipment in sizes 215/75R17.5, 235/75R17.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5, depending on vehicle specification. Fitment on the world’s best-selling distribution truck is Hankook’s first European Daimler commercial vehicle tyre deal.

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Hankook a tyre supplier for Euro 6 Atego

Hankook a tyre supplier for Euro 6 Atego

Wednesday 24th September 2014 | 0 Comments

In addition to supplying original equipment tyres to various MAN truck models, Hankook Tire has also secured original equipment approval for the vehicle said to be the best-selling distribution truck in the world, the Mercedes-Benz Atego.

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Hankook limbers up for 11th appearance at Reifen

Hankook limbers up for 11th appearance at Reifen

Thursday 15th May 2014 | 0 Comments

At this month’s Reifen 2014 show in Essen, Germany, Hankook Tire will occupy more than 300 square metres of exhibition space at in Hall 3.0 (stand 3A32). At this, the 11th occasion the tyre maker has exhibited at the trade fair, Hankook will display an extended UHP line-up and will highlight its recent original equipment segment activities.

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Speedline Truck supplying Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck

Speedline Truck supplying Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck

Monday 31st March 2014 | 0 Comments

Speedline Truck has reported a further advance in its OE sales drive alongside developments in its aftermarket marketing strategy. In mid-March Speedline truck announced that it has been chosen by its ongoing industrial partner Daimler as exclusive partner for equipping the weight-optimised Arocs Loader cement mixer with its lightweight forged wheels.

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Pirelli to lift tempo in Russia

Pirelli to lift tempo in Russia

Wednesday 6th November 2013 | 0 Comments

At today’s presentation of its 2013-2017 Industrial Plan in London, Pirelli & C. SpA chairman and chief executive officer Marco Tronchetti Provera spoke of the need for a “change of pace” in its activities in Russia, noting that “we’re running late with our start-up plan.” The Russian market situation, and what Pirelli intends to do there, was then explained in greater detail by Gregorio Borgo, Pirelli’s general manager operations.

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Kumho secures Mercedes-Benz G-Class OE

Kumho secures Mercedes-Benz G-Class OE

Friday 11th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s original equipment portfolio with major auto manufacturers has been expanded to include the recently revised Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The Korean tyre manufacturer will supply the new edition of the 4x4 with its Solus KL21 in size 265/60 R18 110H manufactured in the company’s Vietnam plant.

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Kumho OE on Mercedes G-Class

Kumho OE on Mercedes G-Class

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 | 0 Comments

The latest version of the most serious Mercedes-Benz 4x4 offering, the G-Class, is now fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 as original equipment. The Korean firm has begun supplying the Solus KL21 in size 265/60 R18 110H, adding another string to its Mercedes-Benz original equipment agreement bow.

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Brembo launches light-weight brake disc concept

Friday 13th September 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Brembo has developed a 10-15 per cent lighter brake disc, designed to offer reduced fuel consumption and less environmental impact. The new light-weight brake disc, conceived by Daimler AG in partnership with Brembo, has reportedly allowed the company to launch a product with “absolutely innovative characteristics”.

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Yokohama Advan OE on Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Friday 23rd August 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Mercedes has selected Yokohama’s Advan Sport V105 MO tyres as original equipment for its new Mercedes-Benz S-Class models. The new S-Class models will come with size 245/50R18 100W. According to the company, the Advan Sport V105 MO was developed jointly by Yokohama Rubber and Mercedes parent company Daimler AG, and the "MO" mark on the side of each tyre represents Daimler's official stamp of approval. In addition, the tyres' reduced rolling resistance and improved wear resistance meet Yokohama's standards for environmentally friendly products.

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