New Business Ideas – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Sun, 09 May 2021 10:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 CLASSIC TRADE LAUNCHES AS AN INNOVATIVE CLASSIC CAR REMARKETING PLATFORM https://tiresandparts.net/news/classic-trade-launches-as-an-innovative-classic-car-remarketing-platform/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/classic-trade-launches-as-an-innovative-classic-car-remarketing-platform/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:27:15 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30717 Classictrade.co.uk has launched as an all-new innovative sales platform for classic car dealers, allowing them to buy and sell to each other without the cost, risk or logistical complications associated with physical auctions. Consumers will be able to maintain a relationship with their trusted local showroom, while essentially having the choice of stock from any […]

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Classictrade.co.uk has launched as an all-new innovative sales platform for classic car dealers, allowing them to buy and sell to each other without the cost, risk or logistical complications associated with physical auctions. Consumers will be able to maintain a relationship with their trusted local showroom, while essentially having the choice of stock from any dealer signed up to use the service.

The platform has been designed from the ground-up by a team of experts in the world of vehicle remarketing. Cars can be listed easily by utilising a dealer’s existing imagery and vehicle description, and – unlike physical auctions – cars remain in the showroom and on sale to walk-in consumers.
Classic Trade simplifies the vehicle remarketing process by connecting dealers to a shared trade-only virtual showroom with hundreds of cars in stock, all available and ready to be delivered. With the industry’s lowest transactional fees, dealers can quickly fulfil demand, and consumers can now be shown a huge selection of available vehicles, based all over the country, by their trusted local classic car showroom.

Dealers signing up to the platform must meet a number of criteria, while third-party reviews and ratings will be visible to all that use the site, developing trust and transparency among the users.

Classic Trade is the brainchild of Robert Wittridge, an experienced vehicle remarketing expert who has previously held senior roles in the automotive auction industry.

Robert Wittridge, Classic Trade Managing Director, said: With few options available outside of the exhaustive physical auction route, dealers tend to trade within their own limited networks, at Classic Trade we have taken that concept online giving dealers greater flexibility and control of their stock. Dealers can remain fluid when cashflow is needed, source-specific cars as required, rotate their stock easily, and have absolute confidence in our process.”

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WABCO and Sioen Industries Launch Detector Solution to Prevent Trailer Cargo Thefts https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/wabco-and-sioen-industries-launch-detector-solution-to-prevent-trailer-cargo-thefts/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/wabco-and-sioen-industries-launch-detector-solution-to-prevent-trailer-cargo-thefts/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:15:50 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30446 WABCO Holdings, a company that is a leading player in the field of technologies and services to enhance the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles has announced that it has collaborated with Belgium-based Sioen Industries to develop an innovative connected technology called “Detector” to tackle the rising issue of trailer cargo theft incidents. The […]

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WABCO Holdings, a company that is a leading player in the field of technologies and services to enhance the safety,
efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles has announced that it has collaborated with Belgium-based Sioen
Industries to develop an innovative connected technology called “Detector” to tackle the rising issue of trailer cargo theft
incidents.

The growing rates of theft of cargo has become a serious concern. A report in BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions
Revealed that 86 percent of truck theft incidents were related to theft of cargo. This not only led to disruption of
the supply chain for customers but also caused significant loss to fleet owners in form of more downtime and
hike in insurance fees.

Sioen as part of its commitment to “protection through innovation” upgraded its Dynatex PROTECTOR technology
To make a smart, multi-layered tarpaulin with conductive layers. This tarpaulin can be fitted to trailer doors and sides.

WABCO’s contribution to the development of this technology was using its expertise to power this technology through
its advanced Fleet Management Solution (FMS), TX-TRAILERGUARD. The technology will automatically trigger an
alarm in the event that the tarpaulin is tampered with. Drivers would then get either an audible warning or an
in-cab notification. The fleet back office would also get a notification in real time through WABCO’s
TX-CONNECT solution

When this technology is used in combination with WABCO’s OptiLock, which is an advanced wireless electronic
door lock that can be used for remote live monitoring and management of trailer access, it adds another layer of
security and gives fleets greater ability to control any security breaches in real time.

Detector is a working solution that has been thoroughly tested in the field by a number of leading fleets. The list of
Fleets which have tested Detector include Belgium-based Soncotra, the first company to apply the new,
advanced technology in its trailer fleet. Soncotra manages more than 15,000 full truck and groupage loads on an
annual basis across Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the CIS countries and the Middle East.

Isabelle Lamaire, CEO of Soncotra said that with over half of the firm’s trailer fleet comprising box trailers, it is a
Key priority for the company to deliver the cargo of its customers within their expectations. “She added that
Soncotra’s fleet is already equipped with WABCO’s advanced telematics, and hence the addition of a reinforced
and connected curtain-sider tarpaulin made it possible for the company to significantly increase the security it offered to
the cargo of its customers.

“I am delighted to join forces with WABCO to develop this innovative all-in-one solution that will enable fleets to take
the security of their customer’s cargo to the next level,” said Frederik Vroman, Sioen Sales and Business Development
Manager.

Vroman concluded by saying that his company has been committed to protecting trailers against cargo theft
for over 15 years and the development of “Detector” marked the next important milestone in delivering this commitment.

“Building on Sioen’s leading tarpaulin technology and WABCO’s advanced digital solutions, we are jointly delivering
the next generation of commercial vehicle safety solutions for fleets, tackling one of the industry’s biggest challenges,”
added Peter Bal, WABCO Business Leader Fleet Solutions EMEA. “As we continue to grow our portfolio of connected
solutions to support transporters’ demands for leaner, greener and safer operations, key partnerships like these will
enable the industry to further leverage the opportunities presented by digitization.”

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Harman Develops Technology to Help Improve Road Safety https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/harman-develops-technology-to-help-improve-road-safety/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/harman-develops-technology-to-help-improve-road-safety/#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:49:16 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30439 It is the age of 5G. Everyone is aware about how 5G can make internet a lot faster, and make it possible to download even long movies in just a few seconds. It does however have a lot more applications and Harman, which is owned by Samsung is currently working on technology to use 5G […]

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It is the age of 5G. Everyone is aware about how 5G can make internet a lot faster, and make it possible to download even long movies in just a few seconds. It does however have a lot more applications and Harman, which is owned by Samsung is currently working on technology to use 5G to help improve road safety by using vehicle-to-pedestrian technology to make motorists aware of pedestrians in their blindspots. This technology will make it possible for cars to know the location of up to 2,500 5G devices which are within a range of 1 kilometer.

This information is updated almost in real time with a lag of just 10 milliseconds and constantly fed into an algorithm. Using this data, it is possible for the connected vehicle to accurately predict the movements of pedestrians ahead, around and behind it. In the vent that there is a pedestrian in the driver’s blind spot, or if it seems that they are about to step out into the road, the driver gets a warning from the system.

Commenting on the technology, Vishnu Sundaram, vice president of telematics at Harman said that with cars and phones talking to each other, they would be able to exchange beacon information which could make it possible for vehicles to get alerts about distracted pedestrians who are about to cross the road, or pedestrians who might be in the blind spots of approaching cars. Sundaram said Harman has already finalized agreements with vehicle manufacturers including a premium German brand, to use this technology in their new models which would be available to customers in the 2021 to 2022 timeframe.

Getting an alert

It is upto each manufacturer about the means they would use to send alerts to the driver. One option Harman has explored is the integration of the system into a car’s head-up display, in which case the HUD’s interface would indicate the direction of the pedestrian’s approach. There need not be any security or privacy concerns as the system is completely anonymous, and no personal data would be exchanged between smartphones and vehicles. The information that is exchanged between the vehicles and the devices would have details like location, heading and speed. The phone keeps sending this beacon information and the cars have a target classification algorithm which would run the details thus obtained.

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Equipmake Develops Most Power-dense EV Motor in the World https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/equipmake-develops-most-power-dense-ev-motor-in-the-world/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/equipmake-develops-most-power-dense-ev-motor-in-the-world/#respond Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:12:19 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30335 One factor that affects the viability of electric vehicles is the weight and space of the motors that they need. British company Equipmake has developed what it says is the most power-dense electric vehicle motor in the world. The company’s new Ampere motor-generator is very light and compact leading to the delivery of more power […]

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One factor that affects the viability of electric vehicles is the weight and space of the motors that they need. British company Equipmake has developed what it says is the most power-dense electric vehicle motor in the world. The company’s new Ampere motor-generator is very light and compact leading to the delivery of more power and less unwanted heat. Its components have lower weight, lower inertia and less mass. The superior liquid cooling also significantly contributes to a power-to-weight ratio that is over four times more than current EV motors.

Equipmake made the Ampere motor using the additive manufacturing technology with metal powder rather than plastic. Instead of starting with a chunk of material from which the material is gradually machined off, the parts are made by adding only the material that is needed.

Conventional EV motors are low-speed and deliver high torque from standstill. One challenge with small high-speed motors which use high revs to deliver more power is quick buildup of heat and removing this heat can become a problem.

Specialist additive manufacturing techniques used by specialist firm Hieta made it possible for Equipmake to design the smaller, thin-walled heat exchangers used inside the Ampere. These heat exchangers have a greater surface area through which heat is conducted to the liquid coolant, thus minimizing heat buildup. Only one piece that is far lighter replaces multiple components of the motor that are conventionally conjoined leading to lower weight and thus lower intertia. This allows much higher revs.

In the case of the Ampere, it is designed as an internal permanent magnet spoke motor, meaning that the magnets used in the motor are embedded into the rotor like the spokes of a wheel. The conventional approach is to laminate magnets to the rotor and prevent them from flying off by using a retaining sleeve, but the retaining sleeve also adds to the weight. The use of the spoke design in the Ampere motor maximizes the effect of the magnetic flux and makes it possible for the coolant to get closer to the magnets than is possible in conventional motors. Magnets are more powerful when they are cooler and hence greater access to the coolant translates into less use of expensive magnetic material and higher efficiency.

The techniques used as part of the new additive manufacturing process have taken Equipmake’s spoke motor design to the next level, lending the Ampere its impressive power-to-weight ratio of 295bhp at 30,000rpm from just 10 kg. Equipmake says that the Ampere is the most power-dense motor in the world.

There are normally two methods to describe the power that a motor produces – continuous power is the power that a motor can deliver all day without overheating, while peak power is the highest power that it can provide for short bursts. As the Ampere’s internal cooling is highly effective, it can run closer to its limits for much longer than conventional motors.

The Ampere motor is one that is still very much in the development stage and it can be a challenge to transfer this technology from the track to the road. Equipmake does have a good record, as it is the company that supplied the high-speed flywheel concept used by Williams in Formula 1. Hence there is quite a good chance that a few years down the line, we might see the Ampere being used in a roadworthy EV.

 

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Magna Develops Sanitizing Device That Could Kill COVID-19 https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/magna-develops-sanitizing-device-that-could-kill-covid-19/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/magna-develops-sanitizing-device-that-could-kill-covid-19/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:41:42 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30305 Leading global automotive supplier Magna has developed a sanitizing device that the company says can play a key role in combating the Coronavirus. Magna’s global director, Scott Mitchell said in an interview to Automotive News Canada that the company feels it could really help to save lives and the pruct is ready to use once […]

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Leading global automotive supplier Magna has developed a sanitizing device that the company says can play a key role in combating the Coronavirus. Magna’s global director, Scott Mitchell said in an interview to Automotive News Canada that the company feels it could really help to save lives and the pruct is ready to use once testing is completed.

Like other companies in the automotive sector, the company has joined the global efforts to combat the corona virus with a revamp of its proprietary device known as Puro. The device is meant to help hospitals struggling with lack of resources and healthcare employees who have minimal or no protection while working in close proximity to those infected with the virus.

The Puro is a sanitizing device that resembles a cooler. It is basically a large container having a cord and a lid that is transparent. It uses ozone to eliminate bacteria and remove odor. It is effective to disinfect even items that are highly grimy including dirty boots, dog toys, and sweaty clothes and helmets. According to Magna’s engineering team, the Puro device was successfully used to eliminate MRSA bacteria in 2012. For those who want to argue that this was a bacteria and not a virus, the Puro was also used effectively against H1N1, the swine flu virus that was prevalent in Europe back in 2009. Magna’s belief is that the device might be just as effective against COVID-19. All they need to back up this belief is reliable third-party test results.

According to an article in The Drive, Puro runs on Magna’s “proprietary software” which it uses to “convert oxygen into super-cleaning ozone molecules”. Once the sanitization process is over, the ozone gas is converted back into oxygen that is safely released back into the atmosphere. Magna recommends that the device be used on items that cannot be otherwise boiled or cleaned. For those who are worried about the use of ozone gas for sanitization, it has been used by professional sports teams to clean equipment, and hence it can be used safely for cleaning everyday objects.

The search for testing
Magna is currently seeking a lab that could provide results to back up the firm’s claims about the Puro’s effectiveness for cleaning purpose. In the event that such test results become available, Magna’s goal is to mass assemble the device within a few weeks. The main hurdle is that all labs are overwhelmed with testing requirements right now.

In the event that the Puro device does work, it could prove to be highly useful to healthcare workers who are suffering from acute shortage of protective gear. The device could be used for disinfection of masks, gloves, and other gear that hospitals are having severe shortage of. According to Magna, one Puro device could be used for the disinfection of 50 face masks every 30 minutes.

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Citroën Makes Tiny Electric Car for Novice Drivers https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/citroen-makes-tiny-electric-car-for-novice-drivers/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/citroen-makes-tiny-electric-car-for-novice-drivers/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:15:34 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30179 Citroën is planning to make a tiny two-seater electric car that can be driven even by novice drivers and will be available on a monthly subscription basis for a nominal amount. It had unveiled Ami as a concept vehicle. Ami is really tiny and is only 2.41 meters long. Technically, it can be called a […]

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Citroën is planning to make a tiny two-seater electric car that can be driven even by novice drivers and will be available on a monthly subscription basis for a nominal amount. It had unveiled Ami as a concept vehicle. Ami is really tiny and is only 2.41 meters long. Technically, it can be called a “light quadricycle” just like the Twizy from Renault and hence it can be driven by those who are as young as 14 years of age in France and by 16-year-olds in the rest of Europe. They do not even legally require a driving license to operate the vehicle.

Another innovation is that though the Ami will be available for outright purchase, it will also be available on a subscription basis and for vehicle rentals on a minute-by-minute and monthly basis, like other micro-mobility solutions.

The monthly subscription charges are likely to be as low as 19.99 Euros (about USD 22) a month after customers make an initial payment of 2,644 Euros (about USD 2,919). Citroën is also planning to provide Ami cars for rent in collaboration with partners like Free2Move if customers want to rent the vehicle for short periods. Rental charges can be as low as 0.26 Euros a minute alongside a monthly subscription of 9.90 euros. The price tag for owning the vehicle outright would be about 6,000 Euros (about USD 6,600). They would even be available for purchase on an online basis.

The most notable aspect about the Ami’s design is its simplicity. The vehicle has symmetrical doors, bumpers, and even under-body panels, thus reducing the number of unique components to a minimum. The interior has been stripped down to just the basics meaning that even if you want to listen to music, you would have to resort to using your phone and a Bluetooth speaker. The car comes with a companion app that can provide customers with details like the Ami’s current charge status, mileage, and maintenance alerts. The app can also be used to locate charging points that are available nearby.

In terms of performance, the Ami has a top speed of 45km/h (about 28 mph), and the vehicle can go as far as 70 km (43 miles) when its 5.5 kWh battery is fully charged. The size of the battery means that the Ami can be charged using a standard 220v European wall outlet in a short time of just three hours.

Citroën plans to begin taking pre-orders for the Ami on March 30th in France, followed by other markets like Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, and Germany. The French automaker plans to commence the first French deliveries of the Ami in June.

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Samsung Develops Pathbreaking Solid-state Battery technology https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/samsung-develops-pathbreaking-solid-state-battery-technology/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/samsung-develops-pathbreaking-solid-state-battery-technology/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:02:15 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30130 Samsung is currently working on the development of a state-of-the-art solid-state battery pack that could definitely make range anxiety a thing of the past for electric vehicles. Samsung has announced that its engineering team has made a highly promising breakthrough. Many companies are working on the development of solid state batteries. These batteries offer several […]

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Samsung is currently working on the development of a state-of-the-art solid-state battery pack that could definitely make range anxiety a thing of the past for electric vehicles. Samsung has announced that its engineering team has made a highly promising breakthrough.

Many companies are working on the development of solid state batteries. These batteries offer several advantages when compared to lithium-ion battery packs which use liquid electrolytes. They include lower time for charging, greater energy density, and a higher level of safety when compared to lithium-ion battery packs. The only roadblock is cost. The technology is still in its nascent stage but Samsung believes that it is a step ahead of the pack. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) recently published a study in a Japanese science journal describing an advanced prototype of a solid state battery that it believes is quite viable and can take the range of electric vehicles close to close to production.

Samsung’s research team proposed the use of a silver-carbon (Ag-C) composite layer as the anode for the first time. The team discovered that using an Ag-C layer as part of a prototype pouch cell made it possible for the battery to support a larger capacity, a longer cycle life, and increased its overall safety. At the same time, the battery could be half the size of the lithium-ion batteries that are currently used as it has greater energy density. The ultrathin Ag-C nanocomposite layer is only 5µm (micrometers) thick but the energy density increases up to 900Wh/L.

The team’s prototype pouch cell would make it possible for an EV to travel up to 800km on a single charge, and could tolerate about 1,000 cycles of charging. In view of the fact that the Tesla Model S has a range of 390 miles, this technology is definitely highly promising.

As Dongmin Im, Master at SAIT’s Next Generation Battery Lab and the leader of the project explained, “The product of this study could be a seed technology for safer, high-performance batteries of the future. Going forward, we will continue to develop and refine all-solid-state battery materials and manufacturing technologies to help take EV battery innovation to the next level.”

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Jaguar Land Rover Backs New Electric Car Chauffeur Service https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/jaguar-land-rover-backs-new-electric-car-chauffeur-service/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/jaguar-land-rover-backs-new-electric-car-chauffeur-service/#respond Sun, 15 Mar 2020 08:43:49 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30037 Jaguar Land Rover is conducting trials of Havn, a new service that it has chosen to term as a premium chauffeur service that would use a fleet of all-electric cars. The trials are being held in London. Havn is funded by InMotion, the company’s venture capital and mobility services arm. The Havn service initially would […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is conducting trials of Havn, a new service that it has chosen to term as a premium chauffeur service that would use a fleet of all-electric cars. The trials are being held in London. Havn is funded by InMotion, the company’s venture capital and mobility services arm.

The Havn service initially would have a fleet of over 10 Jaguar I-Pace electric cars. In the event that the trials conclude successfully, Jaguar Land Rover plans to roll-out the service on a national basis.
The target consumer group for Havn comprises inner city residents seeking a sustainable but customer-focused luxury experience when they need to get to dinners, meetings and to the airport. Customers can use the Havn app to specify their preferences related to music, temperature, and even the extent to which they would like to interact with the chauffeur. There would be no more need to worry about having to put up with a chatty cab driver.

Drivers who are part of the fleet are required to wait an additional 30 minutes for journeys, and this is extended to an hour for airport trips, so that customers need not worry about minor delays affecting their booking. This is a unique feature that is being offered as part of the service to ensure that customer service is of the highest leveland remains at the core of Havn’s business model.

All the Jaguar I-Pace cars that are part of the fleet will have premium SE specs, gunmetal grey metallic finishes and black wheels to add to the touch of luxury. Other additional options include a fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass, heated rear seats and four-zone climate control. All customers who use a Havn car will also have access to the use of an iPad and wifi during their trip.

Joseph Seal-Driver, managing director for Havn, said that Havn is keen to offer Londoners a premium, sustainable and personalized experience, which is tailored through its intuitive app. The company has already signed up a number of corporate customers who want to enjoy a quality service but are keen on sustainability and hence would opt for a service that offers electric cars.
Seal-Driver said, “For our customers it’s crucial that we offer complete simple and transparent pricing with all Havn rides having no hidden charges or surge pricing. Journeys from Heathrow start from £60 and a journey from Old Street to Canary Wharf is around GBP 32 depending on traffic and time of travel.”

Havn drivers would be full-time employees of the company who will undergo very tough training. This training would provide them with the skills that they would need to provide the customer-focused experience that clients need. Unlike other ride-hailing companies, Havn would be using experienced chauffeurs and would thus ensure a high level of quality hospitality.

“Chauffeuring is very important to JLR,” said Havn head of business development Nick Ozy de Zegwaart. “This is of strategic importance with the new electric XJ on the horizon. We’re employing the chauffeurs to have a level of consistency, and we’re trying to bring in some of the etiquette that might have been lost in the race to the bottom with some of the other apps.”

Even the language used in marketing and the style of the operation of the new service is meant to be different. Positioned as a “smart casual” service, the Havn branding will have discreet “powered by Jaguar Land Rover” sub-branding, and plug-in hybrids like the Range Rover P400e are likely to be added to the fleet in the future.

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Goodyear Develops Tires with self-regenerating Tread for Electric Cars https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/goodyear-develops-tires-with-self-regenerating-tread-for-electric-cars/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/goodyear-develops-tires-with-self-regenerating-tread-for-electric-cars/#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:59:46 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30065 Goodyear has developed what it calls tires with self-generating tread for electric cars. The tire manufacturer recently unveiled the design for these ultra-durable tires that it says are made from biodegradable materials. According to Goodyear, these tires not only can “self-regenerate”, but they can also adapt to changing road conditions, and will thus help those […]

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Goodyear has developed what it calls tires with self-generating tread for electric cars. The tire manufacturer recently unveiled the design for these ultra-durable tires that it says are made from biodegradable materials. According to Goodyear, these tires not only can “self-regenerate”, but they can also adapt to changing road conditions, and will thus help those who use electric cars to reduce both their carbon footprint and their maintenance costs.

Called the ‘reCharge’ concept tire, the new tire is derived from sustainable, biological material and drivers can “recharge” the tread by using customizable liquid capsules. Use of these capsules would make it possible for these tires to regenerate as well as to adapt over time to different road and weather conditions.

The low maintenance design is expected to transform the process of repairing punctures and replacing tires and make it a lot simpler. The compound material in the liquid capsules can be customized to cater to the needs of a particular car or driver based on driving data that is obtained through the use of artificial intelligence technology. The replacement tread solution can be stored in replaceable canisters within the wheel hub.

Goodyear said that the material used for the tire is extremely durable and 100 per cent biodegradable, with the tire compound being made from a biological material that is reinforced with fibers inspired by one of the toughest natural materials in the world – spider silk.The renewable materials used include dandelion rubber and synthetic spider silk. This is a more environment friendly option when compared to the carbon black and silica that are conventionally used.

Sebastien Fontaine, lead designer at Goodyear’s Innovation Centre in Luxembourg, said the goal was to design a tire specially for electric vehicles.

“The Goodyear reCharge is a concept tire without compromise, supporting personalized, sustainable and hassle-free electric mobility,” he said.

Goodyear has also designed the tires for Lexus’s new fully electric, autonomous car concept – the LF-30 Electrified. These tires were specially designed to boost battery range by reducing drag and to enhance the cooling of electric vehicle motors behind each wheel.

Mike Rytokoski, vice president and chief marketing officer for Goodyear Europe said that the partnership with Lexus highlighted the critical role tires can play in shaping the future of electric mobility.

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Beno App to Revolutionize Car Rental Process in UAE https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/beno-app-to-revolutionize-car-rental-process-in-uae/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/beno-app-to-revolutionize-car-rental-process-in-uae/#respond Sun, 08 Mar 2020 09:41:43 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30034 The new Beno app is expected to transform the car rental process in the UAE. Beno Technologies is a company helmed by youngsters who are hoping that their technology platform will make renting vehicles in the country as easy as ABC. Many technologies are facing disruption with the advent of technology. Car-sharing is not new […]

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The new Beno app is expected to transform the car rental process in the UAE. Beno Technologies is a company helmed by youngsters who are hoping that their technology platform will make renting vehicles in the country as easy as ABC.

Many technologies are facing disruption with the advent of technology. Car-sharing is not new to Dubai with Uber and Careem being familiar names to most people in Dubai. Beno seeks to leverage the ease with which people have accepted the concept of a shared economy and extend it to the concept of renting cars by using a streamlined tech-based platform.

The new community-based vehicle rental marketplace aims to not only increase traditional sales channels for its partners, but is also expected to make life easier for consumers by creating a more efficient, data enabled, and technology driven process for renting cars. The core concept is to improve the traditional way of doing business by providing customers with high level services, innovation and profound customer care.
“Keeping both our partners and customers happy is the reason we do what we do. With that, success follows,” said Ahmad Eshtieh, Co-founder, Beno Technologies. He said that the Beno team is a community driven bunch that is seeking to fill all gaps in the industry with state-of-the-art technology and constant innovation to enhance the experience of its customers.

Beno Technologies was set up in 2018 and the youth-led tech company has taken the market by storm right from its inception. It attracted the attention of many venture capitalists and investors thanks to the vision, innovation and energy of its leadership team. The company has successfully raised a seed round and is valued at AED 10 million.

According to a study by Euromonitor International, total online car rental sales in the UAE is expected to reach AED 1.85 billion by 2022 and sales are expected to grow at a cumulative rate of 14.8 percent between 2020 and 2022. These figures attest to the positive outlook for the vehicle rental market in the UAE. Beno’s vision is to act as the bridge for local vehicle rental businesses amplifying their probabilities of being part of this statistic.

“Our launch confirms Beno’s continued dedication to spearheading technological innovation within the technology and overarching business community,” said Mohammed Awad, Co-founder, Beno Technologies.
The new Beno app is available for download on Google Play and Apple Store.

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