Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires
Israeli inventor has backers for cardboard bicycle
NASCAR tests tires on a unique machine that can spin rubber at 200 mph
(Phys.org) —Tens of thousands of NASCAR race fans will converge March 30 in nearby Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 ...
Self-inflating bike tires campaign for dollars
Wireless tire pressure monitoring systems in cars may compromise privacy, pose security threat
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University.
Let it roll: Low-resistance tires save drivers money
(Phys.org) —Drivers who switch to tires with low rolling resistance can save an average of nearly $150 a year, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Green tires: Where the rubber meets the road
Most of us don't think about tires much until we either get a flat or they wear out, and then the bite of up to $1,000 or more for all four corners sure gets our attention. Most of all, we don't think of tires as having anything ...
Hertz to recycle all its tires
Do you have any idea what happens to the tires when you junk your car? I didn't think so. What about the 1.2 million tires on the 300,000 cars that are in the Hertz rental car fleet at any one time? I didn't think you had ...
Isoprene research could lead to eco-friendly car tires
(Phys.org) -- The worlds rubber supplies are in peril, and automobile tire producers are scrambling to seek alternative solutions.
Student designs of 'intelligent' tires for tomorrow win kudos at a prestigious international trade show
(Phys.org)—Intelligent tires may be just around the corner – especially if designs by students in the University of Cincinnati's nationally number-one ranked industrial design program are realized.
Winter-like temps can reduce tire pressure
The polar plunge that has chilled much of the nation does more than bring out ice scrapers and antifreeze. It can trigger vehicles' tire pressure monitoring systems overnight, sending nervous drivers to dealers ...
Historic blaze fueled a boom in tire recycling, advances in fire monitoring
An historic tire fire 30 years ago that blazed on for nine months in the northwest Virginia Appalachians, releasing giant plumes of toxic smoke, sparked a recycling revolution and advances in fire-monitoring methods. The ...
How studded winter tires may damage public health, as well as pavement
Scientists are reporting new evidence on how studded tires wintertime fixtures in some areas but banned in others for causing damage to pavement may also damage the health of motorists and people living near ...
Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal
Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors.