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Feeling the pulse of the market

All-season tires under the spotlight. But also new technologies and sales network development. This, in a nutshell, is the feeling that comes from an initial examination of the Italian market in 2019, supported by recent anti-dumping measures imposed by the institutions. Looking at the coming year, growth in medium and long-term rentals

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Tire recycling still an unsolved issue

Tires, we all know what they are. However, this familiarity can be quite deceptive: they are in fact sophisticated products, the result of huge investments in research, development and production. Furthermore, this commitment continues even after a tire’s first useful life: recycling/reuse is important in safeguarding the environment and salvaging precious raw materials

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Great news in the field and on the road

The world of agricultural and industrial tires includes more than just tires: the range of services created to win over and build customer loyalty is equally important. This much is evident by the latest innovations in the sector which focus on everything around the wheel unit

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The retreading sector looks ahead

In 2018, the annual AIRP general meeting was held in a climate of expectation for European duties on Chinese truck tires - which would be confirmed shortly afterwards. The 2019 event, on the other hand, which took place on October 4 in Rome at The Hive Hotel, was an opportunity to take stock of the situation following the adoption of antidumping duties 

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Tires easier to make with Italian-made production process

The use of natural rubber is very ancient and goes back to the Central American civilization of the Olmecs, who used it to make footballs. The Aztecs also used it to waterproof containers and fabrics, but for the first scientific explanation we had to wait until the Age of Enlightenment and a treatise written by François Fresneau in 1751

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Revolution on two wheels

Innovative designs, connectivity and lots of electricity, the 77th edition of Eicma, held in Milan from November 5 to 10, was truly revolutionary. The definition chosen by the organizers of the international cycle and motorcycle exhibition (Moto Rivoluzionario) perfectly describes how technological evolution is changing the two-wheeler sector

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Continentals that read the road and speaks to the rider

During the last edition of Eicma, Continental presented six new tires with new compounds and designs, linked to three different riding styles: sporty, off and on-road. But even more than that, the German manufacturer exhibited a series of technological innovations and integrated systems between motorcycles and smartphones

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Nine new Michelin for every riding style

Michelin is strengthening its presence in the two-wheel sector with a new range of tires for both motorcycles and scooters. At Eicma, the French manufacturer brought nine tires ready to be sold already in 2020. All tires designed to meet the needs of different categories of riders: from speed and touring enthusiasts to enduro addicts

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Mauro Severi: “Training and Innovation are the keys to remain competitive”

The Italian Association of Garage Equipment Manufacturers welcomed a positive year-end balance recording a further growth of the Autopromotec fair, the biennial international automotive aftermarket exhibition organized together with Airp (Italian Tire Retreaders Association)

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Being qualified as a tire specialist is the result of an alliance between school and business

The first course for the professional qualification of tire dealers was the result of a successful partnership between the Scaligera Training Engim professional school and Lazzarini Pneusevice, Cormach, Bridgestone, Commerciale Lmv, four companies active in the mechanical field

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Welcome to the White Hell

This is White Hell: the northernmost car tire testing centre in the world. Spread over 700 hectares of Finnish Lapland, the facility boasts more than 20 testing sites, from snow-covered tracks to iced-over lakes – and more are added every year. The latest addition is an ice-filled indoor testing track over 600 metres long and 50 metres wide

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Off road tires and 4x4fest

We need to go back to the year 2000 when the off-road sector, feeling the effects of a growing SUV sector, decided to gathered under the Carrara Fiere banner. Since then, the national and international 4X4 sector has been meeting in Lunigiana, Tuscany, at the annual 4x4Fest in Carrara, an exhibition dedicated to SUVs

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The automotive aftermarket has gone off the rails

Decreasing performance, modest margins and high tensions on warehouse turnover rates. The Italian Independent Aftermarket continues to struggle and is set to close 2019 in the red. The causes of this downward trend, following an expansionary cycle that lasted five years and came to an end in 2018

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From dealer to consultant

Off comes the tire dealer’s hat quickly replaced by one that reads consultant. The changes currently sweeping through the automotive sector is pushing a growing number of professionals to keep up to date not only with new technologies, but also on how to welcome customers and provide personalized information

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Top selling vehicles in the world (and in Italy)

The car market is one of the most difficult to understand when looking at absolute numbers, as market dynamics differ greatly from market to market, starting with the largest and most influential ones: The United States, China (and more generally the Asian continent) and, to a lesser extent, EU countries. Looking at data provided by Focus2Move, what stands out at first glance are the 93.6 million units sold last year, a figure that marks the first contraction (-0.7% compared to the previous year) after years of constant growth

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Safe driving with ADAS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems improve safety reducing the risk of accidents, according to Aci and Bosch. A study carried out by the Filippo Caracciolo Foundation, in collaboration with the Turin Polytechnic University, showed that the presence on-board of driver assistance systems can boost accident prevention and correct many of the bad habits behind the wheel

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SEMA and AAPEX in Las Vegas once again for the automotive week

For most aftermarket professionals, November means travelling to Las Vegas for the SEMA and AAPEX shows. Although this year, an almost total overlap with the EICMA motorcycle show forced many to bend over backwards to be present at both shows at the same time. SEMA and AAPEX are similar and complementary

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Info-connected mobility

Vehicles talking to each other. Vehicles that look at each other. And again, vehicles that communicate with the surrounding world and that, depending on the information collected, act, react and sometimes even anticipate events. This is the "miracle" of applying new technologies with captivating names to mobility - artificial intelligence (AI)

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The Tire Cologne 2020, All the latest news

The second edition of TheTire Cologne, a biennial exhibition dedicated to the world of tires as well as garage equipment, will take place from June 9 to 12 at the Cologne exhibition centre. The most significant news of the 2020 edition of the event organized by Koelnmesse in collaboration with BRV (Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk)

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Beyond autonomous driving, the advantages of AI inside a vehicle

According to a survey carried out by Intel and Strategy Analytics, once mature, the autonomous car market could be worth the stratospheric figure of seven trillion dollars by 2045. Things are clearly moving in that direction and according to a study by BlackRock (as well as many other experts and observers) in 2025 98% of all circulating vehicles will be somehow connected

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