At the beginning of 2019, Michelin unveiled a puncture-proof tyre called Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), a prototype that was developed thanks to the French tyre manufacturer’s involvement in Research and Development. Michelin has received three awards for its innovation which promotes driver safety, savings and sustainable mobility.
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“Looking for Juliet”, the 47th edition of the Pirelli calendar, draws its inspiration from Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”. Created for the first time by an Italian photographer, Paolo Roversi, the Cal was unveiled at Verona, the city where the drama of the tragedy took place, and more precisely, at the Philharmonic Theatre.
A vehicle connectivity event organised by the 5GAA (Automotive Association), of which Pirelli is a member, was the opportunity for the brand to demonstrate how to use its services enhanced by the 5G. Pirelli demonstrated the Cyber Tyre, an intelligent tyre connected to the 5G network that transmits information on road conditions to the driver and to other vehicles nearby on the road.
After opening tyre fitting centres in Los Angeles in 2016, Munich in 2017, Monaco in 2018 and Dubai at the beginning of 2019, the fifth P Zero World fitting centre opens its doors on Australian soil, in Melbourne. As such, Pirelli introduces its world renowned range of tyres. The plus? The brand offers its customers prestigious products and exclusive services.
When winter approaches, with snow or not, drivers decide to fit winter tyres when temperatures drop. And to choose the right tyre, there is nothing better than reading the results of tyre comparison tests! L’Argus has published its test of leading winter tyres available on the market, in the size 205/55 R16 91H, fitted on the Golf VII. So, what is the best tyre for winter?
Auto Club Europa (ACE) has compared a summer tyre and a winter tyre against eight all season tyres in the size 205/60 R16. The aim? Find out if all season tyres are a good compromise now that winters are becoming milder. Tested in Finland then near Vienna in Austria, the test showed that buying 4 season tyres requires making a choice in expected performances.
The German car magazine Autobild has published its first major comparison test of winter tyres for 2019. It concerns 53 winter tyres tested in one of the most popular sizes, i.e. 225/45 R17, for compact and medium-sized cars. Whether a saloon or a MPV, each vehicle can find the right tyre for its needs.