Tag: research and development

Petlas aims to increase car and truck tyre sales with factory investments

Petlas aims to increase car and truck tyre sales with factory investments

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Already a market leader in the agricultural tyre segment in the North Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe, Turkish tyre manufacturer Petlas is now aiming to increase its passenger car and truck tyre sales figures in the years to come. To this end, the firm reports that it made a series of investments in its passenger car tyre production during 2017.

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Pirelli and Politecnico Milan renew research partnership

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli and the University of Milan have renewed a new three-year research deal signed by Marco Tronchetti Provera – Pirelli’s executive vice chairman and CEO – and Ferruccio Resta, rector of the Politecnico University. The original Joint Labs agreement dates back to 2011 with the aim of developing innovative tyre technology for the future.

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Linglong’s dandelion and polyurethane tyres on-show at Tire+

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the theme of technological development, Linglong Tire – a top five Chinese tyre enterprise – exhibited a number of technological developments including its: a dandelion natural rubber-based tyre, a tyre featuring a graphene compound and a polyurethane tyre manufactured with 3D printing techniques.

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Horiba Mira and MSC Software launch first virtual proving ground

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira is now offering what it calls the world’s first commercially available virtual proving ground. According to the company, the virtual proving ground provides a 3D representation of the durability and ride comfort surfaces from Horiba Mira’s own world class proving ground in a format directly compatible with MSC Adams Car software.

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Experts gather for 4th FTire User Meeting in Aachen

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

For the 4th time, vehicle engineers and tyre experts from around the world visited Aachen, Germany between 11 and 13 September to exchange experiences of the FTire model and discuss varying applications and future demands for the tyre model together with its creator, Professor Gipser.

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4th FTire meeting taking place in Aachen

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The 4th FTire User Meeting is set to take place 11-12 September at fka in Aachen, Germany. According to the organisers it is “the ideal platform for all users and developers to get together and discuss their experiences related to all kinds of FTire applications in the CAE process chain, the implementation in HiL test rigs as well as latest findings from automotive research projects or FTire interfacing with third party simulation environments.”

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Jiangsu General Technology establishes US tyremaking subsidiary

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Jiangsu General Technology Co., Ltd. is establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Georgia, US, which is likely to be called General Rubber (North America) Limited.

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Valeo launches AI global research centre

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo has launched the first global research centre in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications.

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Michelin opens R&D laboratory in India

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An inauguration ceremony was held yesterday for Michelin’s new R&D centre in India. Alexandre Ziegler, France’s Ambassador to India, formally inaugurated the Michelin India Research and Development Laboratory in Manesar, Haryana state. The 3,800-square metre centre provides support to the Michelin Technology Center in Gurugram (formerly Gurgaon), a facility that focuses on commercial vehicle tyre R&D and provides technical support to the company’s manufacturing facilities in India, China and Thailand.

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Ricardo exhibits real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Ricardo will demonstrate its new real-world driving emissions measurement service, and discuss the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE), to be held at Telford, UK, on 24 and 25 May 2017.

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ZC Rubber to build R&D centre for green tyre material with Ningbo Institute

ZC Rubber to build R&D centre for green tyre material with Ningbo Institute

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber and Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences have announced their new Research & Development centre for rubber and novel environmental-friendly green materials. According to China’s largest tyre manufacturer, the centre will focus on the development on the rubber and materials for smart production, new energy and green material.

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Valeo is France’s leading patent filer

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo has taken first place in France's 2016 INPI industrial property institute rankings, with 994 patents published in 2016 against 668 in 2015 (third place). This achievement consolidates its technological leadership, the company states.

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Goodyear opens Luxembourg Tire Test Laboratory

Goodyear opens Luxembourg Tire Test Laboratory

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has opened its new Tire Test Laboratory at its Innovation Center in Luxembourg. The manufacturer said it will measure tyre development performance, conduct regulatory and homologation tests, and perform quality control at the state-of-the art facility. The lab includes the latest technology for testing car, light truck and commercial truck tyres.

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SRI team commended for ‘4D Nano’ research

SRI team commended for ‘4D Nano’ research

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers from Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and two Japanese universities have received an award from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Science and Technology (Development Category) award was bestowed upon the five researchers during the 2017 Commendations for Science and Technology and was given for their contribution towards tyre development through the coordinated utilisation of advanced technologies.

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Horiba Mira and Coventry University launch Autonomous Vehicle research centre

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira has joined forces with Coventry University to launch a new automotive research centre dedicated to developing intelligent, connected vehicle technology. The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research will pioneer and test new developments to support the rapid growth within the global intelligent mobility sector and address future transport needs. The centre is located on an existing site at the heart of Mira Technology Park – which is also home to test centres run by a number of different tyre manufacturers. Its core objectives are to:

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