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Automotive, News

The Science Behind Rolling Resistance in Passenger Tires

The Science Behind Rolling Resistance in Passenger Tires

You’ve heard about the benefits of low rolling resistance in tires for years. Now, let’s look at how it works and why. The definition is embedded in its name. Rolling resistance is the effort required to keep a giving tire rolling. We have all noticed it! Remember riding a bike […]

May 2, 2019 ×

Events, News, Raw Materials, Tire Stewardship

2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada.  This symposium brings together international […]

April 12, 2018 ×

Automotive, Executive News, News

Leave it to NASA to Reinvent the Tire

Leave it to NASA to Reinvent the Tire

It’s called the “Superelastic Tire” and was developed for future Mars missions, but it’s possible it could be used as a viable alternative to pneumatic tires here on Earth. By using shape memory alloys that are capable of undergoing high strain as load bearing components, the Superelastic Tire is able […]

April 12, 2018 ×

News, Product News

Goodyear awarded for soybean oil innovation

After what has been described as the “tightest race” at the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the winner in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category. The tyre maker was awarded for its work in applying soybean oil in tyre […]

February 26, 2018 ×

Industry Statistics, News, Raw Materials

Smithers Rapra Report: The Future of Green Tires to 2023

Smithers Rapra Report: The Future of Green Tires to 2023

TRAC Members receive 15 per cent discount on all rubber industry market reports produced by Smithers Rapra. A “green tire” is defined as a tire optimised for low rolling resistance, using materials – especially elastomers – that are from renewable (sustainable) materials. What methodology is used? The data and information for […]

February 22, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving

A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving

The wait for the self-driving future is coming to an end. The earliest real-world applications of autonomous vehicles will arrive in 2018. Starting in Phoenix this year, a small number of commuters will be riding in driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a trial conducted by Waymo, the self-driving […]

January 4, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

Winter tires VS All Season Tires. Proof that you need WINTER TIRES!!

Motormouth Canada had a chance to travel to Whitehorse in the Yukon to test two identical cars, one with winter tires and one without. Even with a vehicle equipped with AWD, the video proves that driving with winter tires makes a massive difference. Proof that you should invest in winter […]

December 6, 2017 ×

Automotive, Industry Statistics, News

Winter tires now the fastest growing tire category in Canada

Winter tires now the fastest growing tire category in Canada

Winter tire use is gradually rising, but driver education about safety benefits remains essential to wintertime accident prevention. Four-in-ten drivers outside Quebec still do not own winter tires. Cambridge, November 14, 2017 – Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of four per cent over the […]

November 14, 2017 ×

Automotive, News

Flat Out Annoying! 28% of New Vehicles Sold Without a Spare Tire

Flat Out Annoying! 28% of New Vehicles Sold Without a Spare Tire

According to a recent report by AAA, 28% of all 2017 model year cars lack a spare tire. While there are a number of reasons for this, none of them actually keep the driver in mind. Perhaps the most common reason for ditching the spare is weight. Read the source […]

October 25, 2017 ×

Automotive, News, Product News

Continental Presents Two New Tire Technology Concepts For Greater Safety and Comfort | Continental

Continental Presents Two New Tire Technology Concepts For Greater Safety and Comfort | Continental

Continental is introducing two new tire technology concepts that will make for even greater road safety and comfort in the future. The two systems enable continuous monitoring of the tire’s condition, as well as situation-matched adaptation of tire performance characteristics to prevailing road conditions. The technologies, called ContiSense and ContiAdapt, […]

October 12, 2017 ×