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Tire industry 2021, caught between a pandemic and the will to restart

Now that this horrible 2020 is coming to an end, it is time to look ahead. An exercise that may prove far from easy because, if the year 2020 is now on the home stretch, the pandemic will likely drag on for a while still. All predictions made during the summer months, when it looked like the coronavirus was loosening its grip, may be overturned

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Michelin introduces the new, connected and hi-performance Pilot Sport Cup2 Connect

The Pilot Sport Cup2 Connect is the new tire designed to be connected thanks to Michelin Track Connect. French engineers have created an integrated space inside the tire where the sensor can be installed. In this way, Track Connect allows the tire to be monitored during its use in order to maintain its efficiency and improve its performance

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Bridgestone introduces the new Battlax Sport Touring T32

At Bridgestone, innovation moves fast, as the new Battlax Sport Touring T32 designed for the motorcycling world testifies, along with the T32GT variant intended for large and medium-sized motorbikes. The T32 is the result of a process of innovation that stemmed from its predecessor

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New tires and sizes for Metzeler

While 2020 proved a year of renewal for Metzeler, as the company expanded its road-tire portfolio with several new tires such as Racetec Td Slick, Sportec M9 Rr, Roadtec and Roadtec Scooter, 2021 will usher in a series of new products dedicated to road, on-off and pure off-road riding

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Made to withstand bad weather

As the weather turns cold, the race is on among truck tire manufacturers in boasting about the performance of their latest products in wet conditions or the collection of winter markings. Naturally, these are mainly tires intended for use on regional routes, particularly sensitive to bad weather

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Stop calling them bicycles

When it comes to electrified mobility on two wheels, we need to make a few distinctions. Not all electric bicycles are the same. Some are referred to as pedelecs or EPACs (Electric Pedal Assisted Cycle), with a maximum speed in pedal-assisted mode of 25 km/h, which are more or less traditional bicycles equipped with an auxiliary electric motor

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Regenerative braking: how does it work?

Electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise for a variety of reasons such as government incentives or the need for manufacturers to reduce emissions, not to mention an increased environmental awareness by most motorists and preferential treatment such as the opportunity to access Low Emission Zones

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Aiming for higher safety levels

It is such a common and widely used piece of equipment in the automotive aftermarket that it might even go unnoticed. Yet hardly any operator in the sector would be willing to work without a lift, as it plays a key role in vehicle servicing, allowing one to work underneath the vehicle comfortably and, above all, safely

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Cemb presents Argos Drivethru: the new hi-tech reception lane

Cemb speeds up vehicle inspection with a system that analyses wheel alignment even before entering the workshop. Positioned in the acceptance area of the workshop, Argos Drivethru detects in a few seconds all the incoming vehicles that show anomalies and need adjustments

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Autopromotec creates the “new toolbox” for the automotive aftermarket

The world of the automotive aftermarket is meeting again to kick-start the industry and usher in the new 'twenties' of the motor industry. The Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference, an entirely digital event held on 10 December, proved the perfect “location”

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Ecodesign, hi-tech innovation and sustainability the future of the tire business

Tires were at the forefront of the digital event organised by Autopromotec a few weeks back: “Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference”, a web-based conference held last December 10, was an opportunity to bring together the entire aftermarket supply chain in a virtual arena where company representatives, international 

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Sermi, is it the end of a long story?

It was back in 2008 when the European Commission decided to regulate access to vehicle security data, in this case anti-theft data, so as to allow independent operators to operate competitively and guarantee the fulfillment of the Euro 5/6 Regulations (715/2007 and 692/2008)

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Coping with a pandemic waiting for a structural upgrade

Covid emergency, energy and environmental issues, innovation and work. So many are the concerns in this very delicate period for the road transport sector, as well as society as a whole, and the national economy. Let us start with Covid and two decisive issues for the sector: on the one hand, the highly sensitive issue of the massive distribution of anti-covid vaccines and the need for the logistics chain to operate efficiently

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