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Global tire industry in November

We published the November edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (30 October). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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TPMS as the basis for a business model

Tire pressure monitoring is going through an interesting transition. Over the last few months, it became clear that truck fleets are moving forward, and there is now a greater willingness among fleet managers to install tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The ostensible motivation is increased tire life and better fuel economy. Beyond that, however, there’s

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Global tire industry in October

We published the October edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (1 October). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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Global tire industry in August

We published the August edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (31 July). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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World’s greatest living rubber scientist

Wang “M-J” Meng-Jiao Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to meet with Prof. Dr Wang Meng-Jiao (“M-J”) a number of times at his offices in Qingdao. In researching this feature, I spoke with a number of his co-workers. The phrase “world’s best living rubber scientist” came up often during those conversations.

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Global Tire Industry in July

We published the July edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (1 July). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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Global Tire Industry in June

We published the June edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers a couple of weeks ago, at the end of May. Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we

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What to think about Michelin’s UPTIS airless tire

Michelin and GM have announced a joint development project to make an airless tire for GM’s electric vehicles, with a possible start date of 2024. The companies expect to start trials on a fleet of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt vehicles “later this Summer”, in Milford, Michigan. To underline the advanced stage of development, Michelin said, “This

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Global Tire Industry in May

We published the May edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers yesterday, on 30 April. Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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