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    Renault rolls out its own line of tires
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    Automakers outsource a variety of components to OEM suppliers. The parts could be as small as a screw or as large as the entire car itself, contracting the entire assembly process to outside bidders. But while some automakers make more or less of the parts in-house, one component is always ...

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    Video: Rubber is the story of a homicidal tire named Robert
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    Quentin Dupieux's Rubber - Click above to watch video after the jump
    We'll let you all in on a little secret: when we aren't furiously rowing away out our keyboards, snapping photos of our review vehicles or splitting knuckles on the world's worst project vehicles, we're stuck in front of Netflix ...

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    Rubber shortage triggering costlier tires?
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    According to the man who runs the world's largest producer of natural rubber, demand for the gummy stuff will exceed supply for "at least another two years." The drop in production is said to be due to both droughts and heavy rains, but the result for you is an increase in the price of tires: both ...

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    Rubber - A film about an angry tire with deadly psychokinetic powers. Really. (w/video)
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    Quentin Dupieux's Rubber - Follow the jump to watch the trailer
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/movies/A_Film_About_an_Angry_Tire_with_Deadly_Psychokinetic_Powers'; Making a film about an evil, sentient car tire that manifests its anger by using psychokinetic power to explode people's heads ...

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    California looking to classify tires by rolling resistance?
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    Low rolling resistance tires have been increasingly used to help manufacturers improve EPA efficiency ratings. While the specialty rubber used to be found mostly on hybrids, it is starting to find its way onto other vehicles as well, like gas-engined Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs.According ...

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    Advantage, Michelin: Tennis shoes wear car rubber
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    Click above for a gallery of the Babolat Propulse 2 with Michelin rubber
    Michelin, the tire company, has a division called Michelin Lifestyle Limited that focuses solely on extending the company's "Better Mobility Concept" to other arenas, the latest one being center court. The brand of Bibendum ...

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    Self-inflating tire technology captures innovation award
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    The Tire Technology of the Year award, handed out at the Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg, Germany, has been awarded to the creators of the Self-Inflating Tire at Coda Development. While "self-inflating" tires aren't new to the market (especially in the commercial industry), nearly all of the ...

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    Vegetarian radials? Defatted soy eyed as tire filler substitute
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    There's more that one way to green a car, and many of the most interesting technological advancements don't involve powering an internal combustion engine. Consider that much of the fabric, plastic and rubber that goes into a car's construction is derived from petroleum, and you see why ...

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    Michelin lands $1.7b Pentagon contract
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    The French military may not be fighting in Iraq, but their tires are: Michelin just landed an exclusive $1.7 billion contract with the US Department of Defense to supply the American military behemoth with tires. For the next ten years (at least), every vehicle in the US Army, Navy, Air Force ...

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    Goodyear Eagles take flight with carbon fiber
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    Goodyear is adding carbon fiber to its latest generation of Eagle tires. Dubbed 'ResponsEdge Technology with Carbon Fiber,' the company's new shoes match a carbon fiber sidewall ring with a Kevlar overlay and an asymmetrical tread design. According to the company line, the exotic construction ...

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    Mazda RX-9 features Mighty Morphin' tire technology and energy absorbent skin
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    The Mazda RX-9 is an advanced concept that came out on top in this year’s Michelin Design Challenge. It’s a hybrid featuring a 2.5L V6 and wafer-thin electric motor, but features a couple of technologies not seen before in the race for higher fuel mileage. James Owen Design is the ...

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    Goodyear blows out 1,500 jobs, shutters European plants
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    Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced plans to slash 1,500 jobs in an effort to save $50 million dollars. The world's largest tire company will reach those goals in part by shuttering plants in Britain and Poland. Part of its restructuring efforts that began last September, the manufacturer ...

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