GM to develop its own tyre technologies

ERJ staff report (DS)

Detroit – General Motors is attempting to develop its own tyre technologies in the US through an on-going research programme with the new National Tire Research Center in Halifax County, Virginia. GM contributed $5 million to the centre and plans to use the facilities there to develop new generations of tyre – especially in the rolling resistance area.

The company is expected to begin its research efforts from January 2013, according to a press release from GM.

“The work we’ll undertake at the…

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