A senior Audi engineer has called for suppliers to major tire makers to be brought into discussions around the development of tires for new vehicle models.
This would help Audi to deal more effectively with increasingly complex challenges around the development of tires and wheel/tire systems, Dr Thomas Roscher said at Tire Technology Expo, held 10-12 Feb in Cologne, Germany. (View report).
These views were in-line with soundings from many exhibitors at TTE, who felt that conservatism among tire manufacturers remained a major road-block to the adoption of new technologies within the industry.
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Patrick Raleigh, Editor,
European Rubber Journal