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Ability to assess tire tread-wear in real-time is coming

Durham - An important safety feature for vehicles, especially fleet vehicles, is tire tread. Currently technology cannot accurately measure tire-tread reduction in real-time. This could be about to change according to startup Tyrata.

Researchers eye 3D printed tires and shoes that can self-repair

U.S. researchers have developed 3D printed tires and shoes that can capable of self-repairing. This means instead of throwing away used rubber products, they could have the capacity to correct themselves.

Truck tires become part of the Internet of Things

Truck tires are the latest aspect of vehicles to become part of the Internet of Things. This is to collect statistics relating to usage and safety, to help businesses to manage fleets of vehicles and to manage stock control.

Green initiative turns food waste into tires

A groundbreaking environmental initiative sees the turning of food waste into a material that can replace the petroleum-based filler used in manufacturing tires. Trials on the new type of material show that it exceeds industrial standards for performance.

Woman addicted to eating tires

On TLC's show 'My Strange Addiction,' a 19-year-old woman appeared on the show to talk about her addiction to eating tire shavings.

Westboro Church finds tires slashed after funeral protest

Mcalester - Family members of the Westboro Baptist Church found their tires slashed after a demonstration at a military funeral in Oklahoma ended Saturday, and to make matters worse, they were unable to find any locally owned business to change and repair the tires.

Weekend tire recycling blitz collected 32,000 tires

Toronto - Thirty-two thousand tires are not going to the dump after a recycling blitz this past weekend in Toronto by the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA).

Colorado Applying Sales Tax to a State Fee

According to new report by the Independence Institute, Colorado is adding the cost of waste tire disposal fees into the total purchase price of new tires, in effect applying a state tax to a state fee. One state representative is taking action to end it.

China accuses U.S. of 'rampant protectionism' in tire trade spat

President Obama's decision to enact tariffs against the importation of tires from China ignites a trade war between the two countries - expanding into agriculture and automotive sectors.

U.S. to implement tariffs on Chinese tires ahead of G20 summit

Adhering to his promise to 'crack down' on imports that unfairly undermine American industries, President Obama authorizes stiff tariffs on tires from China. The move comes just two weeks ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Op-Ed: Never Lampoon a Man Who’s Right and Becomes President

Full of hot air and mocking then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, Republicans suggested that proper tire inflation would save gasoline and should be part of conservation efforts. They were once again proven wrong.

Next on China's Faulty Product List: Tires

In what is becoming an increasingly troubling series of events, another warning is issued for a faulty Chinese product. The number of recent problems with Chinese products raises serious questions about foreign trade standards.

Military Cleanup: Two Million Used Tires Dumped in Ocean

Approximately two million tires were dumped off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the 1970s, in an effort to create an artificial reef. Thirty years later the Army, Navy and Coast Guard have combined efforts to begin removing the tires.

Osborne Reef: A Tired Disaster

Florida--What started out to be a massive man-made reef, completely made out of old tires, has turned into an ecological disaster. The tires have begun to move around, causing damage to nearby a coral reef, as well as getting washed onto the beaches.

New York State Bill Would Ban Spinners

New York State is taking fresh legal steps to ban spinning hubcaps and wheels. Bill Number 1640 is presently being considered by the Senate Transportation Committee, and it would make such wheels illegal statewide.

Re-Inventing The Spare Wheel - Carmakers Compete For A Solution

COLOGNE, GERMANY (dpa) - Suffering a puncture is one of the most annoying things that can happen to you while driving a car. In statistical terms a motorist is only likely to have a puncture once every two years, as major maker Goodyear points out, ...

Firestone Ends Ties With Ford

WASHINGTON – Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. said Monday that it no longer would sell tires to Ford Motor Co., ending a relationship that started with the Model T, was cemented with the marriage of Henry Ford's grandson to Harvey Firestone's granddaughter, .
 

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