Following more than six billion kilometres of testing involving 50,000 tyres over seven years, Michelin is taking the first steps to combine the introduction of a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in tyres for large commercial vehicle fleets.
Firestone has launched the Firehawk SZ90µ RFT for the replacement market, the brand’s first tyre with Run-Flat Technology in Europe. The tyre’s reinforced sidewall rubber construction enables the driver to continue driving safely if the tyre deflates or suffers a total loss of pressure.
The Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company and Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Europe has apointed George Rietbergen to the position of Vice President Commercial Product Business Unit EMEA, effective July 1, 2012. George moves to this new role from his previous position of Managing Director Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd.