Tire production in 1966
Historic photographs of the former Cordiant tire plant in Volzhsky, Russia, which is now owned by Titan Tire. The first tires rolled off the production line in 1964.
6 October 2016
Faster pass-by noise testing
Jeroen Lanslots, an expert in acoustics analysis at Siemens PLM Software, explains how engineers can maximize their test productivity using the new features in the Siemens pass-by noise solution, which combines LMS Test.Lab software and LMS SCADAS hardware.
27 September 2016
Real-time tire model updates
Version 5 of TESIS DYNAware's TMeasy tire model now provides enhancements for low speed and dynamics force testing.
21 September 2016
Historic Continental footage
Enjoy this historic footage, which gives an insight into tire production at Continental in the 1920s.
16 September 2016
High capacity transport tests
Nokian recently conducted a series of tests in Ivalo, Finland to gather performance data and better understand the demanding usage conditions of high capacity transportation.
7 September 2016
Conti TerrainContact A/T
The company's latest all-terrain rubber for CUV, SUV and light trucks took three years to develop. Engineers analyzed over 1,500 tires and covered around 2,000,000 miles in test runs.
16 August 2016
General Tire Grabber X3
This new mud terrain tire is the result of a three-year development program, in which 16 tread patterns were analyzed and over 2,000,000 test miles were covered.
11 August 2016
Aeolus Tyres tests at MIRA
Experts conduct wet tire evaluation in a series of tests at the UK proving ground.
29 July 2016
Intelligent tire management
With its enhanced connectivity and integrated design, Michelin's Evolution3 advanced data sensing and transmission system for mining operators, can send alerts and real-time analysis reports on tire temperature and pressure via email or SMS
27 July 2016
Membat tire testing
An insight into how the Spanish tire maker develops its products with the help of TÜV SÜD.
19 July 2016
Unique concept tires
These concept tires can move in all directions to help drivers park their vehicles. They are shown in action here on a Toyota Echo.
11 July 2016
Nexen's tire test facility
Take a tour of the vehicle dynamics testing center in Korea, located in close proximity to the company's Yangsan R&D facility and the Changnyeong factory.
4 July 2016
TÜV Rheinland Indonesia
The official opening of Indonesia's first independent tire testing laboratory located in Taman Tekno BSD, South Tangerang
28 June 2016
Nexen's Changnyeong factory
Take a look inside the fully automated factory in Korea where the company has plans to add three new production lines for an output capacity of 21,000 tires by 2018.
21 June 2016
Advanced tire retreading technology
Marangoni's state-of-the-art new Ringbuilder 3000, which features a high level of automation, can produce at least 200 Ringtread tires in an eight-hour shift
14 June 2016
BFGoodrich develops tires for Ford
These bespoke All Terrain T/A KO2 tires were developed in parallel with the truck’s chassis. Ford and BFGoodrich engineers tested more than 12 variations and conducted hundreds of hours of simulations.
7 June 2016
Yokohama uses Exa simulation software
This video shows how Yokohama used Exa Corporation's PowerFLOW simulation software package to develop more efficient, aerodynamic tires
1 June 2016
Inside Hankook's facilities
Take a tour of Hankook's extensive facilities in Korea including its two production plants and its R&D center and proving ground
19 May 2016
From lawn to lab
Gain a deeper insight into the development and production of Continental's Russian dandelion natural rubber tires
03 May 2016
CEAT Bhandup reinvents itself
Take a tour of the newly developed two-wheel tire manufacturing area within CEAT's Bhandup plant in India. After seeing a decrease in the bias truck tire market, which had hit capacity utilization, the company decided to build this new area to improve its profitability
Cutting-edge tire mold machining
GF Machining Solutions presents its high-speed, high-dynamics solutions for tire mold machining, available in ureol and aluminum. Solutions combine milling and die-sinking EDM for steel molds, and laser texturing systems, which boost brands’ visibility on molds for tire sidewalls by around 50%
Real-world tire testing in Canada
In this series of videos, Kal Tire's most popular passenger and light truck tires were put through their paces on tough Canadian road conditions. The testing was carried out by a third party independent tire testing group and the line-up included three-season, all-weather and winter tires
Conti's Korbach facility
Take a tour of Continental's production plant in Germany where a construction for a new High Performance Technology Center is to begin in July 2016
New tire uniformity machine
This 3D animation shows how Inmess's state-of-the-art tire uniformity machine for complete tire and wheel assemblies calculates the radial and lateral force variations of the rotating wheel, its ply steer and conicity as well as the radial and lateral run-out
Goodyear concept for autonomous vehicles
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Goodyear revealed a unique spherical concept tire for autonomous vehicles. Its design is said to provide excellent maneuverability in challenging traffic scenarios, high levels of connectivity and biomimicry
Applus IDIADA China proving ground
This new facility is due to open in June 2016 and will be fully operational in 2018. It features 16 tracks including wet tracks, a skid pad and areas for handling and braking tests, as well as workshops for passenger cars and commercial vehicles
A test driver at work
Onboard with one of Nokian's test drivers around the handling track at the company's Ivalo test center in Finland. Over 20,000 tires are tested at the facility spanning over 700 hectares, each winter
R&D at Conti
A further snapshot into the company's extensive tire testing and R&D facilities
Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center
Take a tour of Michigan Technology University's Keweenaw Research Center and learn about Michelin's winter test facility orientation
Free tire recycling service
A new online tire recycling business for end-of-life tires has been launched in India. Tyrelessly will collect the tires for free and dispose of them using pyrolysis
Winter tire testing
Learn more about Continental's winter tire test procedures from test driver Angelo, at the company's Arvidsjaur proving ground in northern Sweden
Expansion at Qingdao Sentury Tire
Sentury is implementing a three-stage plan to greatly increase production of its PCR and aircraft tires out of its Qingdao factory in China and its Thailand factory. This video provides a glimpse into the company's factories where Cimcorp automation systems are installed
Davanti development and production
This video summarizes 10 days of Davanti product development and testing at IDIADA proving ground in November 2015.
Global tire evaluation at Conti
Get to know more about how Continental tests and evaluates tires as part of its R&D
The tire maker asks its employees what they most enjoy about their jobs and what their proudest achievements are
Norbert Majerus, author of Lean-Driven Innovation: Powering Product Development at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
, speaks of the principles behind his book and Goodyear's implementation of lean R&D practices
Take a look inside Continental's AIBA facility at the Contidrom in Germany
Tire testing at Kal Tire
Canadian distributor Kal Tire will provide impartial test results to its customers in order to help their decisions in buying
Cooper STT Pro Australia testing
This new off-road tire was put through its paces by Cooper engineers on more than 1,000,000km of test miles conducted on Australia’s harshest terrains
Mitas demonstrates PneuTrac
Watch the new Mitas PneuTrac technology in action in a number of challenging scenarios
Pirelli’s asphalt RK tires return in Corsica
After an absence of seven years, a legendary event returns to the World Rally Championship: the Tour de Corse, renowned for its constantly changing asphalt surfaces and equally variable weather. Pirelli details how its latest evolution of the RK tyre is particularly well suited to the varied demands of Corsica, in both wet and dry conditions.
Trelleborg fits MF 5610 Antarctica2
This special edition tractor will be equipped with Trelleborg tires. The vehicle was launched by Massey Ferguson to celebrate one of its tractors reaching the South Pole in December 2014
Natural rubber from dandelion roots
Continental reveals further details of its Russian dandelion natural rubber project (German language)
Cimcorp Oy turns 40
This video was produced in 1985 when the company was Rosenlew Automation. See the October 2015 issue of Tire Technology International
for a full feature on automation
Innovative concept tires
Hankook presents two new off-road tires as part of a collaboration with footwear sole supplier Vibram
Creating tires for AMG
A further insight into the development of high-performance tires at Dunlop for Mercedes-AMG
Kumho MT51 testing
Engineers at Kumho take the new Road Venture MT51 SUV, mixed terrain tires to the Australian outback
Vision inspection system
Integro Technologies has just received an official patent for its Tire Guardian Series system, which reads, verifies, and documents all DOT information located on the sidewall of the tire
State-of-the-art control system
Animation shows the core components of BST eltromat's control system developed especially for tire building machines
Hankook tests the iFlex
Hankook Tire recently completed ride and handling tests of its non-pneumatic tire (NPT), the Hankook iFlex, using a Kia Ray electric vehicle at its G’Trac proving ground in Geumsan, Korea.
The Contidrom in 1969
An insight into automated vehicle testing at the Contidrom over four decades ago
Goodyear Mexico plant
A video animation of Goodyear's new factory in San Luis Potos, Mexico, for which a groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 28, 2015 at the site in the World Trade Center Industrial complex
Dunlop tire development
Inside the minds of the Dunlop experts who design, develop and test tires to meet the highest standards of Mercedes-AMG
BFGoodrich's KO2 tire tested
The company's new all-terrain tire is put through its paces at the annual SCORE Baja 100 off-road race in Mexico's California Peninsula
100 years of General Tire
A look back at key milestones in the history of General Tire as it celebrates its 100th anniversary
Goodyear's Geneva concepts
The TripleTube concept and electricity generating tire concept from Goodyear are illustrated here in two animations
Michelin Cross Climate comparison test
Michelin pits its new CrossClimate tire against its Energy Saver+ summer tire to illustrate the breadth of performance for this new 3PMSF-certificated offering
Testing winter tires at Conti
An insight into how Continental tested its snow tires in the 1960s
Building a tire
Hankook's fun animation steps the viewer through the tire-building process in the company of Hank the robot!
DeltaWing: The Tires
Michelin, DeltaWing and Highcroft personnel discuss the Le Mans racer's unusual tires
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