Continental’s Built-In Sensor Tech Optimizes Tires for Electric, Automated Cars

Continental Tire has developed two new tire technologies for enhanced safety and comfort. The new technologies, ContiSense and ContiAdapt, constantly monitor tire status and road conditions and adapt tire performance accordingly. The technologies were developed to serve a need emerging from the trend toward automated, electric-powered vehicle operation. ContiSense uses rubber-based sensors to continually monitor tire tread depth and temperature,...

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries Subsidiary Launches New Compact Wheelchair Ramp

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) group company Dunlop Home Products Ltd. has released the new product Dun-Slope Go, a compact and lightweight portable wheelchair ramp. Dun-Slope Go’s length is between 50 centimeters and 85 centimeters and its weight is between 2.5 kilograms and 4 kilograms. The ramp comes with a special bag that makes carrying easy. Dunlop Home Products is...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches New Dunlop Sport Tire for Gymkhana and Circuit Racing

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has this month launched the new S5 version of the Direzza 03G, Dunlop’s sport tire for gymkhana and circuit racing. The company has adopted open pricing for the new tire, which will be available in two sizes. The Direzza 03G is a high-grip tire developed with the goal of taking top prizes at racing and...

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Toyoda Gosei to Start Producing Automotive Parts at Saga Plant

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has announced it will start producing automotive parts at the company’s Saga Plant, which discontinued production of LEDs at the end of September 2016. The company has invested around 3.5 billion yen ($31.07 million) to prepare the plant to produce automotive parts. Production is set to start in May 2018 for airbag inflators, as well...

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Bridgestone Marks 50th Anniversary of Thai Operation Amid Expansion Plans

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) marked the 50th anniversary of its corporate group activity in Thailand with a commemorative ceremony in Bangkok. The ceremony was attended by special guests such as Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology Achaka and Thai Board of Investment Secretary General Hirunya, as well as local business partners. Attendees from Bridgestone group included CEO Masaaki Tsuya, COO Kazuhisa...

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Toyox Develops New Products to Meet End User Needs

Major resin hose manufacturer Toyox Co. Ltd. has developed new hoses and couplings designed for piping that handles chemicals, cosmetics, foods and beverages. The new products were created in response to a number of requests from end users. Toyox has added two new large sizes with inner diameters of 32 and 38 millimeters to its Toyofusso S line of fluorine...

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