Bridgestone will investigate whether the Guayule plant can be used as a natural rubber source for tyres, at its new Biorubber Process Research Centre in Arizona, USA.
Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres has applauded the determination by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop an industry Tyre Stewardship Scheme in Australia. The landmark decision is the culmination of more than a decade of work towards implementing a scheme to reverse current unsustainable practices associated with the collection and the disposal of [...]
Currently drivers have to guess the correct tyre pressure, however Continental Tyres says this new system will ensure vehicles have the correct pressure at all times, making for a safer and more fuel efficient journey.
The Championship, which starts next year, will see drivers compete in electric race cars on street circuits around the world with organisers hoping it will promote interest in electric vehicles and sustainable driving.
StreetScooter is the result of a venture partnership between around 20 companies: auto parts suppliers, technology companies, software developers and university researchers. The companies not only have a hand in building the car, but also in creating it. Each partner can provide its own advanced technologies to help deliver an inner city car. The result is a modular vehicle with parts that can be added, removed and reused depending on customer preference.
The ‘Large and Narrow concept tyre’, is narrower, has a larger diameter and more air pressure than other conventional tyres, providing increased wet grip performance while assisting to lower the level of rolling resistance.
Bridgestone has also set itself two medium-term targets for 2020: a 35 per cent cut in total CO2 emissions, and a 25 per cent improvement in the rolling resistance of its tyres.
By following these tips, you will not only be helping out the environment by burning less petrol, you will be helping out your wallet as well by saving money!
The most basic thing you can do to improve fuel economy is adjust your driving by being gentle on the accelerator, avoiding long periods of idling and reducing your overall speed. This approach can reduce fuel consumption (and emissions) significantly.
It found that investing in “green tyres” pays off much faster than automatic start-stop systems and hybrid drives, thanks to low entry costs, longer service life and enhanced mileage leading to reduced fuel consumption.
Crumb rubber is used to produce welcome mats, rail road tyres as well as athletic fields, which require approximately 125 tons of crumb rubber – about 20,000 tires – per field