tires

Yokohama Rubber’s Advan Sport V107 Selected as OE Tire for New BMW EV

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it is supplying Advan Sport V107 tires as OE for the iX3, a new electric vehicle (EV) being sold by BMW AG. The Advan Sport V107 is a high-performance tire under Yokohama Rubber’s premier Advan series. In developing a version of this tire specifically for use in the iX3, Yokohama Rubber and...

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Michelin Japan to Launch Two New Tires for Modern Classic Cars

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Pilot Exalto PE2 car tire in April followed by the Primacy 3 in July, targeting both of these toward use in modern classic cars. Also referred to as “young-timers,” modern classic cars produced in the 1980s and 1990s are becoming increasingly popular in recent years both in Japan and abroad...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds 10 New Sizes to Classic Car Tire Lineup

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has added another 10 sizes to its lineup of Advan HF Type D tires for classic cars, launching sales of these on March 12. As a result of this expansion, the Type D is now available in 17 sizes. First launched in 1981, the Advan HF Type D is a hit product with a long...

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Yokohama Rubber’s Geolandar Tires Supplied to Nissan for New North American SUV

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it is supplying the Geolandar X-CV G99A as an OE tire for the new Nissan Rogue SUV, which Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) released last October in the North American market. Fulfilling Nissan’s need for a tire that combines eco-friendliness with maneuverability, the Geolandar X-CV G99A has been met with positive feedback....

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Device to Make Battery-Free Tire Sensors a Reality

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has developed a new energy harvester device that can be attached to the inside of a tire to generate power via static electricity from the tire’s rotation. This development came about as part of a joint project with Kansai University. By optimizing structures and materials for this frictional power generation, Sumitomo...

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Yokohama Rubber Looks to Offer Extra Value Through Tires With IoT Functionality

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), Alps Alpine Co. Ltd. and Zenrin Co. Ltd. (TYO:9474) are carrying out pilot testing that uses “IoT tires” fitted with a road surface sensing system to acquire data that can then be connected up with map data. The companies have started to look into putting this to use for a new tire business. By analyzing...

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