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  •  BKT Blooms in the OTR Market in North and Central America

    BKT is now one of the leading manufacturers of specialty tires in the world. In order to support the company’s expansion in North and Central America, BKT has made some far-reaching changes including new offices dedicated to the OTR sector, expansion of the senior management team and the opening of two spacious warehouses in strategic locations to cater to the growing market in the region.

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  • GM Engineers Address Buick IntelliLink

    If a frozen computer can get on everyone’s nerves, how much more a frozen touchscreen in a vehicle? This is why engineers push the touchscreen buttons on the infotainment system more than two million times per week to ensure that it consistently responds to commands. Nowadays, multi-function touchscreen systems, which bundle menus and controls for multiple systems into a single interface, are already becoming standard in...

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  • Pirelli Produces New Hillclimb Tires

    Italian tire manufacturer, Pirelli used the Bologna Motor Show Pirelli as the opportunity to launch its new range of premium hillclimb tires for powerful sports cars.

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  • Billet Specialties Unveils B-Forged Pro-Touring Wheels

    With the stiff competition in the automotive industry, it is of utmost importance for companies to keep up with the times in order not to lag behind. This is what Billet Specialties is doing, with a newly reinvented wheel that embodies perfection in every detail. The B-Forged billet wheels line is the company’s latest venture into the Pro-Touring arena, and it comes with options that will offer something for just about any driver. These lightweight, three-piece modular wheels are made with a forged 6061-T6 center held to a...

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  • Alfa Romeo Gears Up Its New High-Performance Engines

    Continuing its quest to reconnect the Alfa Romeo brand to its sporty legacy, the Italian luxury automaker will reportedly launch new high-performance engines, including a powerful V-6. The first of the engines – a diesel and two gasoline units – will launch in Alfa’s new midsize sedan that will be rolled out in June and will hit showroom floors in 2016. According to sources, the V-6 gas engine will have an output of up to 480 hp, while the 2.9-liter direct injection unit featuring twin turbochargers has been re-engineered from the...

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  • Michelin Holds Michelin Challenge Bibendum to Promote Sustainable Mobility

    The Michelin Man or Bibendum is easily recognizable the world over as a symbol of mobility. Now, the word Bibendum is set to take on a new meaning. Held every two years, the Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an international event that brings together thousands of professionals from the academic world, the tire industry and the auto industry to discuss ideas to promote sustainable mobility.

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Mitas Brings Dandelion Rubber to the World of Agricultural Tires

Mitas Brings Dandelion Rubber to the World of Agricultural Tires Mitas has announced that following Continental’s lead, it will be the first company to test agricultural tires having dandelion rubber as a component. Along with latex extracted from natural rubber, rubber from Taraxacum koksaghyz or Kazakh dandelion will also be used in the compound for making these agricultural tires.

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Valvoline Unveils New Online Hub for Racers and Auto Enthusiasts

Valvoline Unveils New Online Hub for Racers and Auto Enthusiasts Aiming to offer car aficionados, auto professionals, engineers and racers a chance to access exclusive content from industry leaders and connect with a community of racers and racing fans, Valvoline™ has recently debuted TeamValvoline.com, a fresh online resource. Jamal Muashsher, director of Valvoline Global Brands, said in a statement that for decades, they have been working with their racing partners, in their laboratories and on the track to offer the...

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Racing Video Games Incite Reckless Behavior in Real-life Driving

Racing Video Games Incite Reckless Behavior in Real-life Driving

You cannot call yourself a serious fan of video games if you don’t have the Need for Speed or the Ferrari series in your collection. Some might even say that playing racing games gives them a thrill that is only second to zooming behind the wheel in real life. But does the spirit of adventure fizzle out when a game comes to its end?

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The Music We Play Affects Our Driving

The Music We Play Affects Our Driving

Research has proved that – depending on the type – music can either raise the level of aggression in drivers, or relax them into driving in a calmer manner. A number of studies have been carried out both proving and disproving the theory that listening to music is a dangerous distraction while driving. However, the research studies, by and large conclude that a lot depends on the music we choose to play.

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 Navigation One of the Biggest Causes of In-car Arguments

Navigation One of the Biggest Causes of In-car Arguments

When on the road, navigating our way around is stressful enough as it is. But what happens when you want to go one way, and your partner insists on taking another route? A heated argument could be just the beginning.

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Cars with Angry Faces Most Popular

Cars with Angry Faces Most Popular

There are people who walk around with a fierce, aggressive expression, and there are those whose smile will light up the room. We don’t need to tell you who are more popular. But that is the story when it comes to people. In the case of automobiles, it is exactly the reverse. In fact, the angrier a car looks, the more it is loved. As any automaker would tell you, every car has a face – its front end – and by simply shaping and arranging the headlights, grille, and bumpers in a certain way, designers give them ‘looks’ ranging from angry, smiling to even naughty. But – as proven by various studies – what sells is the mean, aggressive expression that cars carry as they zoom around. Talk about the fast and the furious.

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Current Trends Affecting The Used Car Market in the Middle East Region

Current Trends Affecting The Used Car Market in the Middle East Region

Bill Carter's session at the Automechanika academy explained the challenges and opportunities for the used car industry in the region.

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Opportunities in the Tire Industry

Opportunities in the Tire Industry

The Automechanika Academy session by Praci Satsokar of Gfk covered the opportunities and realities of the tire market in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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