Tag: USA

Conti pioneers driverless tyre tests

Conti pioneers driverless tyre tests

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle for a wide range of road surface types at its Ulvade, Texas test track on 19 December 2018. The aim is to make the test results for Continental's passenger and light truck tyres more conclusive and minimize the impact of the test procedure on the results. The new test vehicle is based on Continental's automated Cruising Chauffeur, which was developed for freeways.

Continue Reading

Good Design Awards for 2 Yokohama tyres

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama tyres earned two 2018 Good Design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum at the end of December. Yokohama was honoured in the transportation category for its Geolandar X-MT and AVID Ascend GT products.

Continue Reading

Goodyear appoints new HR leadership

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has promoted Gary VanderLind, vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Americas region to the position of senior vice president, Global Human Resources, effective 1 February 2019.

Continue Reading

Continental considering delivery robots to accompany autonomous pods

Continental considering delivery robots to accompany autonomous pods

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

During the CES 2019 technology show in Las Vegas, Continental is exhibiting how a driverless vehicle could be paired with a robotic delivery hound. No it’s not 1 April, but do think “deliverwoof”.

Continue Reading

BorgWarner executive arrested for spying in Russia

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Well-known automotive parts manufacturer BorgWarner has confirmed that its head of security has been arrested by Russian security services. Various news sources report that Paul Whelan was arrested on spying charges.

Continue Reading

Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will continue and enhance its support of Porsche Club of America over the next three years, having renewed its agreement with the world’s largest organisation for the brand’s enthusiasts. The club, which has more than 130,000 members in 145 North American regions, cited Pirelli’s status as an original equipment supplier to Porsche as a major component of its decision to continue the agreement.

Continue Reading

Kumho USA appoints new CEO amidst global reshuffle

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire USA has announced that Samuel Choi has succeeded Harry Choi as CEO. According to the company, Harry Choi is stepping down “to pursue new career opportunities” after six years leading Kumho’s US headquarters. Kumho reports that the transition comes as a part of a global shift in key executive management roles geared to positively reinforce the company for the present and future.

Continue Reading

Environ signs MoU with EE-TDF Cleveland

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with EE-TDF Cleveland, LLC, a US tyre-recycling company. The agreement remains in effect for six months, has an option to extend, and opens up opportunities for additional joint venture plants with an annual recycling capacity of 30,000 tonnes tyres.

Continue Reading

Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Based in the city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition is particularly close to the Chinese off-shore territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Still, despite the show’s proximity to such personal and corporate wealth, Prinx Chengshan unique inasmuch as it was the only Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) listed tyre manufacturer at the show.

Continue Reading

Wanda Boto Tyre advertising on NASDAQ screen in Times Square

Wanda Boto Tyre advertising on NASDAQ screen in Times Square

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

In September 2018 Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co Ltd was invited to display some of its advertising on the NASDAQ screen in the world-famous Times Square in New York, USA.

Continue Reading

Cabot plant celebrates 75 years

Cabot plant celebrates 75 years

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

On 25 November, Cabot Corporation’s Ville Platte, Louisiana carbon black manufacturing facility celebrated 75 years in operation. Established in 1943, Cabot Ville Platte is the oldest plant in Cabot’s network, and today operates four manufacturing units that produce 11 different grades of carbon black, primarily sold to customers throughout North America for rubber reinforcement applications.

Continue Reading

Oriente Tire USA names David R J Halldane Petlas Tire US sales director

Oriente Tire USA names David R J Halldane Petlas Tire US sales director

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Oriente Tire USA has named David R J Halldane as its US sales director for Petlas. Halldane will be responsible for market and sales development of Petlas Tire’s PCR/LTR and SUV tyre lines in the US.

Continue Reading

Michelin acquires Tablet

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has bought Tablet, an online travel agency specializing in boutique and luxury hotels. Headquartered in New York, Tablet was founded in 2000 by Laurent Vernhes and Michael Davis to provide a high-quality selection of unique hotel experiences to millions of travellers, and an associated booking platform. The purchase of The Tablet follows Michelin’s earlier purchase of Bookatable.com in January 2016 and Restaurantes.com in December 2016.

Continue Reading

Ghosn’s gone

Ghosn’s gone

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Roughly two decades after taking the helm at Nissan (and later chairing the Japanese firm’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi), the carmaker’s board voted to remove company boss Carlos Ghosn following his arrest in Japan for underreporting his salary.

Continue Reading

Cooper Tire opens ‘central’ US warehouse

Cooper Tire opens ‘central’ US warehouse

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The million square foot (92,900 square metre), centrally-located warehouse that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company erected near three of its factories in the USA is now in operation. The new warehouse in Byhalia, Mississippi employs approximately 100 people and is Cooper’s largest distribution centre nationwide.

Continue Reading