Bridgestone airless tire mobility at CES2020

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, announced its first-ever appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV... As part of its interactive showcase, the company will spotlight many mobility solutions that enable an autonomous future with a focus on extended mobility, improved safety, and increased efficiency. Some of the [...]

By |2020-03-28T19:54:44-07:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Tires|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tires Made From Soybeans and Dandelions CES2019

What are tires made of? Continental AG received the CES 2019 Innovation Award for its intelligent door system in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. Continental has been at the forefront of technology for ADAS, connected cars, but most importantly, tires. Run-Flat Tires When run-flat tires first came out a few years ago, many [...]

Braking news! Continental does a wheelie for EVs

New Wheel Concept The wheels on the EV go round and round, round and round. No matter how much you rethink the wheel, they are round, but that round wheel made out of dandelions still has a lot of technology wear left in it. Continental has generated a new wheel for electric vehicles with the [...]

By |2020-04-04T16:57:21-07:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Continental AG, Tires|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From Russia with love – dandelions to Continental taraxagum tires

Why would a company name a brand new 2016 tire a name that sounds like it comes from a dinosaur? I did some digging on the internet and found out, through Wikipedia, that "Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) was cultivated on a large scale in the Soviet Union between 1931 and 1950, as well as [...]

Continental’s Black Chili Honda Civic Type R

Honda has already given approval for its all-new Honda Civic Type R that has achieved a new lap record on the famous “Nurburgring Nordschleife". The tire is known as the Black Chili. Nikolai Setzer, Continental AG executive board member for tires, talked to journalists at the Frankfurt auto show about the SportContact 6 that was [...]

Bosch’s tire changing Ultra-high performance

Details of the new TCE 4435THP are: Tires can be very expensive especially Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires. Who knew that changing your tire could lead to problems for you, your tire and your safety. Bosch did. How would you know if there was damage to your tire? German Rubber Association is the German Certification [...]

By |2019-12-26T19:03:59-08:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Suppliers, Tires, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michelin run flats on the 2014 Chevy Corvette stingray on Driving the Nation

John Church, Michelin's product developer engineer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the brand new run flat tires manufactured exclusively for the corvette stingray. The 2014 Chevy Corvette stingray comes standard with run flat tires, but you wouldn't know it by driving it. The run flat tires are the only ones that Michelin [...]

Continental’s research and development of tires

The future of tires Hannover, Germany - Continental Dr. Hagan Schoenfield, research and development of tires, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the technologies of the future. So much has been made of electrification and automated driving, but the one constant for the future is that, so far, we still need four tires [...]

Dr. Cramer Continental AG chassis and safety

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Dr. Ralf Cramer is the President and Member of the Executive Board, Chassis & Safety Division, Continental AG. Dr. Cramer is responsible for integrating active and passive safety with driving dynamics. He oversees the Business Unit's Electronic Brake Systems, Hydraulic Brake Systems, Sensorics, Passive Safety & ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), [...]

Michelin’s Selleck on reduction of raw materials

Reducing raw materials for Michelin Berlin, Germany - Pete Selleck, 55, has been with Michelin for 29 years. He has served as president of Michelins global Truck Tire business since January 2006. Pete Selleck will return to Greenville, S.C., from Michelin's global headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to become Michelins North America Chairman. I met up [...]