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Maximized potential

Tom Rosenmayer, VP of technology at Lehigh Technologies, winner of Environmental Achievement of the Year in the 2015 Tire Technology International Awards, discusses the growth of sustainable materials in tires

Positive thinking

Joe Walter assesses the impact of tires on global warming, and notes some of the phenomenon’s positive effects that will benefit the planet amid the wide-spread negative media coverage

Measuring friction

Regular TTI columnist Gregory Smith assesses the complexities and science behind tire friction measurement

Autonomous vehicle tires

Dean Tener, technical manager of the Smithers Rapra tire testing center in North America, discusses the challenges of developing tires for autonomous vehicles

Pressure points

TyrePal’s business development manager, Peter Tillotson, discusses the lack of TPMS regulation for alternative vehicles and the impact this is having upon fuel consumption, breakdown costs and driver safety

Effective mass continued…

Alan Thomas, director of research and consultancy at CAVT, in the UK, follows up on Joe Walter’s latest column on effective mass, to reiterate a basic engineering principle that is often overlooked by the automotive industry

Data directory: Tire materials supply to grow by 3.1%

Smithers Rapra’s new report The Future of Tyre Raw Materials to 2021 provides exclusive insight into the key threats, opportunities and disruptive technologies that could shape tire material supply and demand

The tire’s place in fuel economy

Vehicle fuel energy is consumed not only in linear motion, but also in overcoming the inertia of rotating components. These spinning components create a dynamic response, known as an ‘effective mass’, that seemingly increases the overall bulk of an accelerating vehicle. This virtual mass, added to vehicle weight as an equivalent non-rotating constituent, adversely affects the acceleration performance and fuel economy of all road cars

Effective use of FE modeling

The Young Scientist Prize winner explains why he believes that FE modeling is only worthwhile for tire makers and invites industry members to give successful examples of the commercial deployment of tire FE models outside tire companies

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