Auto Bild test stirs up worn tyre debate
As we shared in July, progress is being made towards a wet grip test for worn tyres. Michelin actively supports this. Through its Long Lasting Performance (LLP) strategy, it claims that driving on tyres to the legal tread depth of 1.6mm can be safe. But as a new tyre test shows, the subject is one where opinions vary.
Victory for Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport in Tyre Reviews’ UHP test
Prefer to watch a tyre test than read about it? Then you’ve come to the right place. Tyre Reviews has tested eight brands of UHP tyre and presented the proceedings in a 16-minute video. As far as we’re aware this is the first full-video test ever published – but we’re certain it won’t be the last.
Classic look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for yesterday’s heroes
The latest tyre test from German car magazine Auto Bild Klassik sets out to show whether “classic tyres with today’s technology can make the driving behaviour of yesterday’s sports cars even more dynamic and, most importantly, safer.” To answer the question, its test team fitted eight 185 R15 (today’s 185/80 R15) classic car tyre brands […]
Michelin: Why we need to test tyres when they’re worn
The problem with the wet grip rating found on every tyre label is that it measures wet grip when the tyre is new – and tyres don’t remain new for very long. This will change in the next few years with the introduction of wet grip testing on worn tyres. WhatTyre recently spoke with Michelin, a passionate supporter of such testing, about what we should expect.
Continental invests 9 million euros on Texas test centre
Continental opened its new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center in Ulvade, Texas on 5 June 2019. The firm has spent 9 million euros on the new test centre. In January 2019, Continental announced that it had begun outside driverless tyre testing at its Ulvade centre.