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Production

Lordstown Electric Truck Takes Shape

Endurance promises best-in-class traction and sports car-like handling

Quality

Goodyear Puts Smart Tires to the Test

Embedded sensors can help reduce stopping distances by 30%

Materials & Lightweighting

Goodyear Envisions Self-Regenerating Tires

If you’re going to dream big, how about a car with adaptive tires that can regrow treads

Sumitomo Tire Captures Static Electricity

Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has developed a concept tire designed to capture and repurpose electricity generated by a tire’s rotation.

Citroen Mulls Production Possibilities for Massive Concept Tires

PSA Group's Citroen unit may adopt oversized tires like those that adorned this year's 19_19 concept electric car on future production vehicles.

Sales

Goodyear's Profits, Sales Slide

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says its fourth-quarter sales fell 3% to 40.7 million tires as sales to carmakers shrank 10%. Revenue dropped 5% to $3.9 billion.

Economics

Goodyear Issues Third Profit Warning

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has lowered its guidance for operating income in 2018 to slightly below $1.3 billion.

Economics

Goodyear Sales Climb as Operating Income Slips

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports that its tire sales advanced 2% to 40.5 million units, and revenue rose slightly to $3.9 billion.

Sales

Goodyear Rolls Out Flexible Sales and Installation Plan

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching a new sales and installation service that the company says will make tire-shopping faster and more convenient.

Business

Bondurant Driving School Files for Bankruptcy

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Ariz., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.

Autonomous Vehicles

Goodyear to Test Tires on Self-Driving Vehicles

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has become an affiliate member of the University of Michigan’s Mcity research campus, where the company plans to test tires on autonomous and electric vehicles.

Tech Watch: Goodyear’s Greenwalls

Oxygene concept tire designed for dense urban environments, serving as a sort of mini-filter that pulls CO2 out of the air and replaces that pollution with oxygen.

Regulations

U.S. Probes Claims that Link Goodyear Tires to 95 Injuries or Deaths

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into allegations that blame its G159 motorhome tires with 95 fatalities or injuries in the U.S. over at least 20 years.

Diesel

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The thing about the Chevy Colorado ZR2: If your idea of “off road” has something to do with parking on the lawn to attend a concert, you don’t need this truck.

A Note About Wrangler Tires

Since conducting the interviews for the Jeep Wrangler (here), we’ve learned that the tires offered on the Wrangler are Goodyear. . .Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar.

Autonomous Vehicles

Goodyear Teams with Tesla Ride-Sharing Firm on Tire Tests

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is equipping a fleet of Tesla Model S and Model X electric vehicles operated by California ridesharing company Tesloop with wireless sensors to assess high-mileage tire performance during semi-autonomous driving.

Goodyear Touts Soybean-Oil Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching what it says is the first tire to use soybean oil-based rubber.

Business

Sumitomo Rubber to End U.S. Supply Deal with Goodyear

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. will stop making original-equipment tires in the U.S. for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 2018 as it shifts its focus to its own Falken brand, The Nikkei reports.

GM Commits to Using “Green” Tires

General Motors Co. is working with several tiremakers and other partners as part of a plan to increase the use of sustainable natural rubber in future tires.

Toyota Teases Concept Off-Roader

Toyota Motor Corp. will take the wraps off a 4x4 concept vehicle called the FT-4X next month at the New York auto show.

Connectivity

Goodyear Adds “Smarts” to Concept Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced a smarter version of its spherical Eagle 360 concept tire, dubbed Eagle 360 Urban, at the Geneva auto show this week.

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nears 200-mph Bogey

General Motors Co. says the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports car has a top speed of 198 mph.

Mobility

Aggressive Motorists See Self-Driving Cars as Easy Prey

A poll of drivers in 11 European countries finds them wary of self-driving cars and split about the technology’s impact on driving manners, the Financial Times reports.

Propulsion

Fast Trucks

One more thing about things that go really fast.