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    1. Canada's National Road Safety Week Takes Place the Week of May 12-18

      While commuter traffic as a whole is reduced worldwide as a result of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, roadways in Canada continue to be an important part of day-to-day life for a wide variety of people including essential workers getting to and from work, delivery services and emergency responders and vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

      This year’s National Road Safety Week is May 12-18 and the Canada Safety Council wants to remind you that driving requires an absolute focus on safety behind the wheel.

      “Driving a vehicle and taking safety precautions go hand in hand,” said Gareth Jones, President and CEO of the Canada Safety Council. “A safe driver should be able to avoid a collision in most scenarios, and that begins with a safety-first perspective and a vigilance on road safety that comes with the privilege of driving.”

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    2. Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.

      In New York state, it’s been illegal for drivers to talk on a hand-held phone for almost 20 years; texting at the wheel was banned a decade ago. Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher.

       

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    3. Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

      Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

      A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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    4. With winter approaching, it’s time to plan ahead for safe driving

      With winter approaching, it’s time to plan ahead for safe driving

      Richmond, B.C., September 30, 2019 – The chance of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash in British Columbia increases dramatically in winter. That’s why the Winter Driving Safety Alliance is reminding motorists and employers to plan ahead and drive safely in winter conditions.

      On average, each year in B.C., the number of casualty crashes due to driving too fast for the conditions increases to about 236 crashes in December from about 126 in October – an 87 per cent increase (Crashes reported by police 2014 – 2018). For those who drive for work, about a third of all work-related crashes resulting in injury and time-loss claims occur in November, December and January.

      To get the drive safely message out, the Alliance is launching its 11th annual Shift into Winter campaign tomorrow. The launch coincides with the law requiring passenger vehicles driving on designated highways in B.C ...

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    5. NHTSA says critics wrong about its lack of toughness

      NHTSA says critics wrong about its lack of toughness

      The nation's top vehicle safety watchdog lacks expertise to properly assess defects and must rely too much on car companies, safety advocates say. They contend that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reluctant to order recalls when it will face a legal fight because of its small staff and tight budget, and complain about the number of officials whose next job after NHTSA is in the auto industry. But those were the “old days,” the agency’s boss told the Free Press last week.

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    6. Continental's self-driving chief sees full autonomy taking time

      Continental's self-driving chief sees full autonomy taking time

      HANOVER, Germany -- The first fully autonomous vehicles able to handle all conditions on public roads -- and potentially replacing private car ownership, will probably not appear until after 2030, said Continental's head of self-driving car projects, Andree Hohm. "People always ask me when driverless vehicles will be on the road," he said this month at Continent's Tech Show in Hanover, "and I tell them the answer is 'today.'

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    7. Canada Invests in EV Infrastructure

      Canada is investing in a cross-country electric vehicle fast-charging network.

      Canada has been delivering more options for families to help them make the switch to greener, zero-emission vehicles, as a way to promote a clean energy future.

      To this end, Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester announced a $4.6-million investment for Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, so that they could build 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers in its coast-to-coast network.

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    8. Nexen Tire in technology partnership with Plug and Play

      Nexen Tire in technology partnership with Plug and Play

      Nexen Tire has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, an innovation platform and startup accelerator, as a part of its effort to build an infrastructure for future technology development and new business initiation.

      Through the collaboration with Plug and Play, Nexen Tire will look to develop tire and mobility technologies. It will also enable the company to realize its open R&D philosophy and explore other potential partnerships in the tire industry.

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    9. Save at the pump, measure tire inflation monthly

      Save at the pump, measure tire inflation monthly

      Cambridge, May 13, 2019 – Surging gas prices have made fuel efficiency a higher priority for Canadian drivers, according to a new national survey conducted by Leger in mid-April for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

      Nine-in-ten drivers surveyed (92 per cent) say fuel economy is now a higher priority for them and 90 per cent understand that proper tire inflation maximizes mileage and reduces fuel costs.

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    10. Canada Road Safety Week 2019

      In 2019, Canada Road Safety Week will take place from Tuesday May 14th to Monday May20th. Each day of Canada Road Safety Week will be dedicated to a different road safety risk factor, with Saturday, May 18th being designated National Enforcement Day.

       All enforcement agencies across the country are invited to actively participate in this campaign and to encourage citizens in their respective community to adopt safe driving practices.

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    11. Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

      Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

      CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada; March 7, 2019 — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca ) announces dates for its upcoming Tire & Rubber Summit 2019. This unique and important event will take place on June 11 & 12, 2019 in Toronto.

      This Summit will explore the tire and rubber industry’s advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics through the insights from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

      Driving to the Future

      The focus of the Summit will be on the speed of technological advancements in the tire and automotive industries and their effect on product development, manufacturing processes, and other business aspects.

      “This is a unique event in the tire and rubber industry,” says Glenn Maidment, President, TRAC. “When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through some very exciting ...

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    12. Canadian Government Announces New Investments In Advanced Vehicle Technologies – Canadian Auto World

      The Government of Canada announced it is making significant investments to establish Canada as a global leader in cybersecurity and automotive software for connected and autonomous vehicles. To meet that goal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $40 million in BlackBerry QNX, a business unit of BlackBerry Limited, to develop safe and secure software systems for the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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    13. Ontario Supporting Businesses and Drivers in Northern Ontario

      NORTH BAY - The Ontario government is providing drivers in the province with more options by allowing newer models of studded tires to be sold in Northern Ontario.

      Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, were at Kal Tire in North Bay today to announce that Ontario is changing a regulation that prevented some new models of studded tires from coming to market. 

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    14. Each year, billions of tonnes of goods traverse oceans on sh

      Each year, billions of tonnes of goods traverse oceans on ships the size of warehouses. With the spread of globalisation, the volume of goods traded by sea has grown by 300 percent since the 1970s, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Today, ships carry more than 80 percent of all goods. ...

      The shipping industry is vital to modern life, but it is also responsible for emitting around a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year. As part of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) broader plan to clean up the industry in the coming decades, ships will be required to reduce their sulphur emissions by more than 80 percent from 2020. Changing the rules for a sector that guzzled half of the world’s total demand for fuel oil in 2017 will have a significant knock-on effect for the entire oil value chain, impacting ...

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    15. Continental brings Rugby warehousing operations in-house

      Continental brings Rugby warehousing operations in-house

      Continental Tyre Group Ltd has brought the management and running of its Regional Distribution Centre in Rugby in-house, effective immediately.

      According to the company, the decision follows a review of the logistics strategy and corresponding service provision. The decision to “in-source” its warehouse operations will be actioned via the newly-formed Continental Group Logistics company. ...

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    16. New impaired driving laws to hit streets next week

      Stricter impaired driving laws are set to come into force next week.

      When Bill C-46 kicks in on Dec. 18, police will be able to demand a breathalyzer test from any driver pulled over for violating traffic laws or at a check stop.

      "The problem we face right now is many impaired drivers are not that easily detected and, in some instances, may not even show obvious signs of intoxication — at least while they're sitting in the driver's seat of their vehicle," RCMP Supt. Gary Graham said at a news conference in Edmonton Monday.  ...

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    17. Goodyear honors expired blimp ride voucher 17 years later

      Goodyear honors expired blimp ride voucher 17 years later

      Keith Beckley won the chance in 2001 but for a variety of reasons he didn’t get to take the flight until Oct. 27.

      Details of the game that September day in 2001 have faded from Keith Beckley’s memory.

      He played linebacker and running back for Carrollton High School his senior year and his performance against Canton Central Catholic in The Repository’s initial First Down Showdown must have been solid because he was named most valuable player for the Warriors.

      Beckley can’t recall if ...

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    18. Hankook Tire Design Insight Forum

      Hankook Tire Design Insight Forum

      Hankook Tire held its annual  Design Insight Forum at Hankook’s Technodome in Daejeon, South Korea, on September 20th, 2018, to discuss the future of the mobility and the tire industry.

      “Hankook Tire is glad to have paved a path for the bright young minds to propose a whole new experience for future driving,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire.

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    19. Conti e.MotionPro – Continental’s “starting point” for electric CV tyre development

      Conti e.MotionPro – Continental’s “starting point” for electric CV tyre development

      A good concept vehicle shouldn’t just be stuffed full of forward-thinking technologies and ideas, it should also look as if it’s absconded from the future. The CitE – MAN’s vision of the “future of city delivery transport” – ticks both boxes. Currently on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the all-electric CitE displays the truck manufacturer’s latest ergonomic and safety concepts. The tyres are also a one-off, made especially for the CitE by Continental.

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    20. RM of LdB Evaluates Rubber Road Construction

      The RM of Lac du Bonnet hosted an information session on Aug. 7 to show other communities where the rubber meets the road. Facilitated by representatives from Reliable Tire Recycling (RTR) in Winnipeg, the purpose of the presentation was to review the use of rubber aggregate in road construction.

      “Invitations were sent to approximately 50 RMs in the province,” said Keith Harris, special project manager for RTR, who welcomed representatives from the Towns of Winkler and

      Altona, and the RMs of Fisher, Coldwell and De Salaberry to the presentation. Last year, the RM of Lac du Bonnet used rubber aggregate to repair a stretch of Red Deer Road that had been particularly susceptible to frost damage in the past. They were pleased to report the application has been effective. …

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    21. Trelleborg opens EU logistics hub for material handling and construction tires

      Trelleborg opens EU logistics hub for material handling and construction tires

      Trelleborg has inaugurated its new European logistics hub for material handling and construction tires and its new Benelux commercial office in Evergem, Belgium.

      The premises consists of a 3,048ft² (10,000m²) warehouse along with offices to house the Benelux commercial office for Trelleborg Wheels Systems. Holding more than 70,000 tires in stock, Trelleborg Wheel Systems says that it can serve its European warehouses and key customers in the region from this facility on a ‘just in time’ basis.

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