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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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Yokohama Rubber Launches Indoor On-Ice Test Facility in Hokkaido

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has established an indoor facility for testing the on-ice performance of winter tires at the company’s Tire Test Center of Hokkaido (TTCH) in Asahikawa. By establishing the new test facility, Yokohama Rubber is looking to further improve the performance of its winter tires. The new facility began operations on Jan. 5,...

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Bridgestone: No Problems With Products From Toray Subsidiary Despite Faked Data

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has issued a public statement that there are no performance problems with products supplied by Toray Industries Inc. (TYO:3402) subsidiary Toray Hybrid Cord Inc. (THC), which has admitted falsifying inspection data. THC recently announced that quality-related inspection data for tire cords, as well as for cords used in vehicle hoses and belts, had been falsified. The new...

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Michelin Japan Unveils New Information About Ota R&D Center

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. has released new information on the activities of the Michelin Group’s R&D Center in Ota, Gunma Prefecture. According to this new information, the center is currently targeting research on passenger car and light truck (LT) tires and is the only facility in the Michelin Group capable of conducting basic research on winter tires. Following facilities...

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Techpro Japan Launches James Heal Rubber Testing Instruments in Japan

Techpro Japan Inc. has signed an import agent agreement with British testing instruments manufacturer James H. Heal & Co. Ltd. and will commercialize the firm’s testing instruments for rubber products from November. Techpro Japan is the first company to offer James Heal’s products in the rubber sector in Japan. The company will launch the high-performance Elastomeric Abrasion Tester, an instrument...

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