Tag: research and development

Dunlop Tech, Sumitomo Rubber Europe open European Development Centre

Dunlop Tech, Sumitomo Rubber Europe open European Development Centre

Thursday 12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

With a new 30,000 square metre facility, Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH and Dunlop Tech GmbH now have the capability to develop and test tyres, produce liquid latex and design tyre pressure monitoring systems. Following the start of operations in May, their ‘European Development Centre’ in Hanau-Steinheim, Germany officially opened yesterday.

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MIRA outlines suite of automotive apprenticeships

MIRA outlines suite of automotive apprenticeships

Friday 22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

MIRA Technology Institute, a partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester has detailed a suite of apprenticeships that will underpin their ambition to help the UK develop the next generation of skilled engineers.

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Tread updates web site with new services

Tread updates web site with new services

Monday 21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

After seven years of development Tread Ltd has published an updated website, reflecting “the expanding number of services the firm offers”. “In addition to subjective and objective test driver support, our fleet of test vehicles has just been updated to reflect the current OEM and REM/Magazine trends for tyre development and fitments using the latest test cars,” the company explained in a statement, adding the following vehicles are now included in its test fleet:

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Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

Tuesday 13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co has achieved rapid fuel efficiency savings in its truck and bus tyre line-up through its Nano Balance Technology. The manufacturer has been advancing its indigenous rubber material development technology since 2011; the latest step forward is a new process development technology Toyo says will contribute to significant reduction in fuel consumption from “nano processing.”

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Tyre distributor invests in sensor start-up

Monday 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Dealer Tire, a US replacement tyres and parts distributor for automotive dealerships, has announced it is the leading investor in financing Duke University startup Tyrata, a tyre sensor and data management company.

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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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