News

Goodyear uses Arctic Falls winter tire testing facility

Goodyear has been testing its truck tires over the winter at the upgraded Arctic Falls testing facility for truck tires at Plantskolan Proving Ground.

“We have used the ‘stop-and-go hill track’, the “flat ice track” and the “snow tracks” to test truck tires for winter climate”, said Thierry Demuth, manager of product evaluation and development at Goodyear.

Goodyear is pleased with the facilities at Arctic Falls. Demuth added, “At Arctic Falls, the tracks are of high quality. The facility has been well adapted for testing truck tires and the support service is excellent – if we need help with anything, the Arctic Falls personnel organize it immediately. The facility is streamlined for testing, and the short distance between service and tracks is a big advantage.”

Goodyear has already booked facilities for next year‘s testing.

See the latest edition of Automotive Testing Technology International here, for a full feature on the Arctic Falls facility.


Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Tire modeling in the simulator
A new software application from simulator supplier Cruden improves the feeling of road surface to tire interaction
Read Now

Nanogenerator harvests energy from rolling tires
A new nanogenerator that harvests power from rolling tires has been developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Read Now

Development of the iFlex
Testing for Hankook's non-pneumatic tire was conducted at its G’Trac proving ground in Korea using a Kia Ray electric vehicle
Read Now

Coda develops its self-inflating tire technology
Coda Development has undertaken testing of its self-inflating tire (SIT) technology and has developed a retrofit and a retread SIT
Read Now

Solvay expands in Poland
To better serve its customers in the region, Solvay has opened a new factory in Włocławek, Poland, which houses energy-saving production equipment  
Read Now


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the tire industry. Want to see your company included? Contact matthew.jordan@ukipme.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the tire technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to rachel.evans@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email matthew.jordan@ukipme.com