How to…Uniquely identify every tire

Today’s tire industry is struggling with methods to securely identify a specific tire together with its size and history data. In the mix we have RFID chips, replaceable sensors, tire registration and a few other technologies. Under the radar, however there’s a different approach favoured by premium car makers. Laser-engraved QR codes Just before the

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Why the Tire Tech conference will help your business

Tire Tech opens in three weeks time at its new venue in Hanover. Many of you know that I was closely involved in developing the conference programme for 2016. In this column I discuss some of the highlights of the conference, and how tire professionals can benefit. First, I want to thank the team at

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An open letter to the Tire & Vehicle development community

The following letter was written by Jan Prins, who is in charge of Tyre CAE & Modelling at Jaguar Land Rover. He has agreed to let me share it with you. Would you be interested in joining a fairly informal (private / co-opted) ‘network’ for discussions on tyre testing and tyre modelling? Those of you

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