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Bridgestone developing wear-resistant bus tires

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has launched a joint-research project with Yokohama National University and the Japan transportation planning association to enhance curb-docking: enabling bus tires to more closely approach curbs.

In a 24 Jan statement, the Japanese tire-maker said the project would aim to minimise the gaps between boarding entrances and bus stops.

“A concept for a next-generation curb docking system and road edge design was developed recently from research conducted with the project. Development is also underway for a tire technology that enhances the wear-resistance of…

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