Makers of airless tyres such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tyres in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving - and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis - could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tyres as greater usage of vehicles exposes them to more flat tyres. "In the past, a car would be driven about 20% of the time and s
Uptis tires could be used for production by 2024.
Made from sustainable materials and inspired by nature, it's a futuristic wheel and tire in one.
Transparency, labor rights, and preventing deforestation are keys to the initiative.
A good set of tires goes a long, long way.
These award-winning designers from around the world imagine what it will be like to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030. See the radical concepts here.
We might not be world class endurance racers, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend to be.
Ford Performance and Michelin have announced a new partnership that will see the French rubber company provide the tires for all the Blue Oval's performance models, including the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Shelby GT350 and GT350R, F-150 Raptor, and Ford GT.
Michelin and Katie Couric want to help make everyone, especially teens, safer behind the with a new public service campaign called Sharing Safety.
The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has approved the contract for Michelin to continue supplying the tires for Formula E through Season 5 that ends in 2019.
The 14 winners of the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design include two entries from the US, and many of the concepts imagine vehicles for rural regions.
Francois Michelin, grandson of Michelin co-founder Édouard, has died at the age of 88. No cause of death was given.
We spent some quality time in the Michelin tire tent at the Long Beach round of the Formula E Championship learning about tires and, more specifically, the unique rubber that makes this electric series go round.
Michelin will start pushing harder on its various budget tire lines in a bid to combat the amount of cheap rubber coming out of China, changing up its product mix so that more affordable offerings count for between 25 and 30 percent instead of the current 15-to-20-percent mix.
There were any number of things said at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum last week that could easily be taken as platitudes. In the opening address by the CEO of the Michelin Group, Jean-Dominique Senard, for example, we have this: the Challenge has "the goal of imagining and creating the mobility of the future." Does that even have a meaning?
Michelin has been showing off its idea of combining the wheel and tire into a single component as far back as 2005. Dubbed the Tweel, the novel design replaced standard pneumatic tires and metal wheels with deforming spokes around a hub. While uses of the Tweel are still limited, the tech is about to get a big upgrade in production with Michelin opening a dedicated factory to
Michelin is globally known for two things – tires and food. Yeah, we know, those two are pretty far removed from each other, but the company's history in the former is very nearly as long and storied as its work in the latter.