The final winter test programs have come to an end at Pirelli’s Sottozero Center in Lapland, Sweden, while the summer test programs are just about to begin. Pirelli’s winter testing facility will now host tests in summer as well, a move that has come about thanks to the increased need for product development – particularly
The new tire testing facility will support ongoing research and play a role in the tire development work taking place across the Akron campus by allowing teammates the opportunity to drive prototypes firsthand and quickly understand the performance enhancements necessary for the tires they are designing, the company said.
Nokian Tyres’ new test center allows for year-round product development and testing, especially for the company’s all-season tires with high speed ratings.
Smithers Rapra, a leader in rubber, plastics, and composites testing, has opened its recent expansion at the company’s Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio, where it will offer advanced tire testing to manufacturers.
New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by 43% or an additional 87 feet.
Many tire purchases come down to cost and warranty. But the Michelin Group is looking to change that.
At an event at the Copper Mountain Resort high in the Colorado Rockies, Nokian Tyres rolled out the newest generation of their Hakkapeliitta winter tires, as well as the all-weather WR G4.
Smithers Rapra recently broke ground on the expansion of its Smithers Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio.
Millbrook Group has announced an expansion of its Test World site in Finland.
Smithers Rapra has partnered with several tire manufacturers on its new MTS Flat Trac CT Plus Tire Test System at its Ravenna, Ohio, testing facility.
Hankook Tire Co. has officially opened its European winter tire testing facility in Ivalo, Finland.
Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti reported that Nokian Tyres has been cheating on tire testing for several years. According to the newspaper, Nokian has spent the past 10 years supplying certain tires for testing and then selling different tires of a lesser quality to consumers. The tiremaker conducted an investigation in the fall of 2015 and said any possible