The Legislative Treadmill - Tire Review Magazine

The Legislative Treadmill

(India/Rubber Asia) The refining of the car tyre continues at a pace.

The latest significant demands on the product were the noise regulations, but there is more to come. More recently, tyre noise has been the big challenge, and just to make sure that tyre manufacturers don’t find that too easy, new regulations for wet grip are on the way as well.

However, beyond all of this is a bigger agenda – lower rolling resistance and therefore better fuel economy and this is where Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) comes to the fore again.

Without the correct air pressure, rolling resistance is a valueless objective. So, it is likely that the introduction of standards for rolling resistance will go hand in hand with the equipping of all new cars with TPMSs in the not-too-distant future. So watch this space.

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