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Tires are the car's connection to the road and therefore they play an important role in vehicle safety. Tire technology also plays a role in improving fuel economy through innovative tire design and materials that decrease rolling resistance. Manufacturers are also increasingly sensitive to using green materials in their manufacturing process.

Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016
intellig
Automotive IQ gathered three intelligent tire industry experts, in order to review the current challenges, most important developments, the future of the market, and the impact semi-automated and automated driving has on the tire. Full Article »
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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016
intellig
Automotive IQ gathered three intelligent tire industry experts, in order to review the current challenges, most important developments, the future of the market, and the impact semi-automated and automated driving has on the tire. Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 02/02/2015
Tire Thumbnail
This is the time of year when experts plan which shows they are going to attend. And – oh goodness – there are a lot of them. Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 01/12/2015
David Shaw

As many of you know, I have been looking hard at the China tire industry for the last few months. That research has led me to an interesting conclusion, which could affect the strategic direction of some of the top tire makers. I think that the tire industry is steadily moving toward a commodity-speciality split. This is most apparent in... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 11/06/2014
David Shaw

Today I am going to talk about the impact of low natural rubber prices. I make no apology for this column – it is something I feel strongly about. On one level it is a simple topic, but at another, immensely complex, covering global geo-politics; the rural poor in the developing world and, of course, tires.

Natural rubber (NR) is a... Full Content »
Contributor: Thomas Roscher
Posted: Thu, 10/09/2014
Thomas Roscher

Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Thomas Roscher,Team Coordinator, TPMS Development, Audi AG, Germany. Dr. Roscher discussed the importance of the annual Intelligent Tires Conference for the industry as well as his motivations for innovation.



"On a completely personal level, the challenge for me as an engineer starts when somebody says, ‘... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 10/02/2014
David Shaw

In the middle of September a determined government in a major country brought in a new set of laws applicable to the tire industry. The new legislation came into effect on 1 October 2014. It is, by some interpretations, the most stringent in the world. There was almost no mention of this significant news in the English-language media.

I am... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014
David Shaw

Sales of tires bought through online tire stores are on the rise around the world. Current estimates put online sales in Europe at around 10% of the market or 25 million units. In China the percentage is lower, but still in the tens of millions of units each year.

All around the world, however, the volume of tires bought through internet... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Fri, 08/01/2014
David Shaw

A couple of news stories this month set me thinking about the question of how we legislate – or not – to maintain tire safety. One was fairly high-profile, the other less so.

The high-profile story concerned the United States where the NHTSA has been pondering the subject of tire ageing and whether the US Government should... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 07/07/2014
David Shaw

Over the last few weeks the United States has been debating whether to impose tariffs on car and light truck tires originating from China. A preliminary decision is due on 18 July which must be communicated by 25 July

I strongly suspect this trade sanction will be imposed, but equally, I don't think it will do much good either in the short... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 06/05/2014
David Shaw

When consumer labels for tires became mandatory in Europe at the start of November 2012, few of us realised what impact they would have for upstream suppliers to tire makers.

We all know that Lanxess, Versalis, Styron, Solvay, PPG and other suppliers of synthetic rubber and silica have seen both sales and the level of technical research jump... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Tue, 05/06/2014
David Shaw



The world's tire industry is changing. Tire makers are striving to become more focussed on the customer. Goodyear got there a few years ago, but it took a near-bankruptcy to trigger the change.

Bridgestone has brought in Eduardo Minardi to the EU following his success in making the culture less Japanese in the Americas. His first words... Full Content »
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Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 02/02/2015
David Shaw
This is the time of year when experts plan which shows they are going to attend. And – oh goodness – there are a lot of them. Full Column »
Posted: Tue, 10/01/2013
Tire Labeling Infographic
A first for Automotive IQ, this is an interactive infographic on Tire Labeling. Contained within is an overview of the legislation in different regions around the world, the criteria used for the labels, challenges and consumer expectations. Hover over the different icons to get more information on each topic. The infographic also links to an inter Full Sector Report »
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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016
intellig
Automotive IQ gathered three intelligent tire industry experts, in order to review the current challenges, most important developments, the future of the market, and the impact semi-automated and automated driving has on the tire. Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 02/02/2015
Tire Thumbnail
This is the time of year when experts plan which shows they are going to attend. And – oh goodness – there are a lot of them. Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 01/12/2015
David Shaw

As many of you know, I have been looking hard at the China tire industry for the last few months. That research has led me to an interesting conclusion, which could affect the strategic direction of some of the top tire makers. I think that the tire industry is steadily moving toward a commodity-speciality split. This is most apparent in... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 11/06/2014
David Shaw

Today I am going to talk about the impact of low natural rubber prices. I make no apology for this column – it is something I feel strongly about. On one level it is a simple topic, but at another, immensely complex, covering global geo-politics; the rural poor in the developing world and, of course, tires.

Natural rubber (NR) is a... Full Content »
Contributor: Thomas Roscher
Posted: Thu, 10/09/2014
Thomas Roscher

Automotive IQ spoke with Dr. Thomas Roscher,Team Coordinator, TPMS Development, Audi AG, Germany. Dr. Roscher discussed the importance of the annual Intelligent Tires Conference for the industry as well as his motivations for innovation.



"On a completely personal level, the challenge for me as an engineer starts when somebody says, ‘... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 10/02/2014
David Shaw

In the middle of September a determined government in a major country brought in a new set of laws applicable to the tire industry. The new legislation came into effect on 1 October 2014. It is, by some interpretations, the most stringent in the world. There was almost no mention of this significant news in the English-language media.

I am... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014
David Shaw

Sales of tires bought through online tire stores are on the rise around the world. Current estimates put online sales in Europe at around 10% of the market or 25 million units. In China the percentage is lower, but still in the tens of millions of units each year.

All around the world, however, the volume of tires bought through internet... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Fri, 08/01/2014
David Shaw

A couple of news stories this month set me thinking about the question of how we legislate – or not – to maintain tire safety. One was fairly high-profile, the other less so.

The high-profile story concerned the United States where the NHTSA has been pondering the subject of tire ageing and whether the US Government should... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Mon, 07/07/2014
David Shaw

Over the last few weeks the United States has been debating whether to impose tariffs on car and light truck tires originating from China. A preliminary decision is due on 18 July which must be communicated by 25 July

I strongly suspect this trade sanction will be imposed, but equally, I don't think it will do much good either in the short... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Thu, 06/05/2014
David Shaw

When consumer labels for tires became mandatory in Europe at the start of November 2012, few of us realised what impact they would have for upstream suppliers to tire makers.

We all know that Lanxess, Versalis, Styron, Solvay, PPG and other suppliers of synthetic rubber and silica have seen both sales and the level of technical research jump... Full Content »
Contributor: David Shaw
Posted: Tue, 05/06/2014
David Shaw



The world's tire industry is changing. Tire makers are striving to become more focussed on the customer. Goodyear got there a few years ago, but it took a near-bankruptcy to trigger the change.

Bridgestone has brought in Eduardo Minardi to the EU following his success in making the culture less Japanese in the Americas. His first words... Full Content »
23 results
of 3