Tires

Bridgestone Launches Development Project Aimed at Driverless Tire Noise Tests

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has started a development project targeting the use of driverless vehicles in tire noise tests. Such tests are one of several types conducted using vehicles. By implementing tire noise tests that deploy a self-driving vehicle rather than rely on human skills and know-how, Bridgestone aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Studless Winter Tires Under Falken Brand

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is set to begin rolling out Espia W-Ace, a new series of studless winter tires for passenger cars, under the Falken brand starting from Aug. 1. Aside from excellent performance on ice and snow surfaces, the Espia W-Ace offers high-level performance in wet conditions and safe handling at high speeds. The series will launch with...

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Michelin Japan Extends Satisfaction Guarantee Program to Studless Winter Tires

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is adding studless winter tires to its full-refund satisfaction guarantee program. Four Michelin tire models – the X-Ice3+, X-Ice3, Latitude X-Ice2 and Agilis X-Ice – will be eligible for the program, which guarantees a refund of the full purchase price and installation cost if the customer reports dissatisfaction with tire performance within a 60-day return...

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Yokohama Rubber Schedules Japanese Launch of Geolandar X-MT Tires for Autumn

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced plans for this autumn to launch Japanese sales of the Geolandar X-MT, a mud-terrain tire for SUVs and pickup trucks. The tire is already available for pre-sale in the North American market. Geolandar tires are offered by Yokohama Rubber worldwide as a high-added-value brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks. The X-MT...

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Toyo Tires Joins Event to Achieve Workplace Reform Through Home-Based Work, Flexible Hours

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has announced that it will endorse and join as a member of the 2018 Telework Days event, a national movement backed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as part of a push for workplace reform. The rubber company has already been looking to better handle fluctuations in business with a...

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Toyo Tires Supplies Proxes R47 Tires for New Toyota Crown

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently revealed that it has begun supplying its Proxes R47 tires as original equipment to Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for the automaker’s new Toyota Crown, which was announced on June 26. The updated Crown represents the 15th generation of the model following its debut in 1955. In developing the new model, Toyota has...

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