Author Roger Williams

Independently submitted opinions from our readers

Tire trade associations

Roger Williams wonders whether tire trade associations have

become outdated. Will they take up the mantle of promoting

new, more ambitious performance standards for the future?

What do lightbulbs and tires have in common?

Roger Williams observes that once upon a time, tires and light bulbs both tended to fail at the most inconvenient times. Today, however, they follow a common path of development…

Fairness or otherwise?

The USA has a long history of trade conflicts with other nations, but more recently the main focus has been on confrontations with Japan and China…

Indirect TPMS could be the key to intelligent tires

The electronic integration of the tire with the vehicle has made slow progress. Roger Williams wonders whether advances in indirect TPMS show that the intelligent tire could be achieved by other means

Tire material effects

The environmental, safety and health-related effects of different materials

Vehicle OEMs at the Tire Technology Conference

The Tire Technology Expo and Conference has successfully

evolved to include raw materials. Now it’s time that the vehicle

manufacturers joined in, to complete the tire technology circle

How could tire weight be reduced?

It is generally acknowledged that the automobile’s most complex, safety-critical component is the pneumatic tire – a remarkable combination of cord, rubber and steel…

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