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    Video: Hankook Tire design competition envisions treads of the future
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    High performance tires are constantly evolving and improving with the latest use of advanced tire technology and rubber materials. If the futuristic results of a recent Hankook Tire design competition serve as any indication, it looks like the high performance tires of tomorrow will be ...

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    Report: GM partnering with tire researchers for better fuel economy
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    Starting next year, General Motors engineers will work with researchers at the National Tire Research Center in an effort to create safer and more efficient tires. The automaker has invested US$5 million in the facility in Halifax, Virginia, which uses cutting-edge tire performance machinery to ...

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    Official: Goodyear unveils self-inflating tires for big trucks
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    Goodyear has developed a new self-inflating tire for commercial vehicles. The Air Maintenance Technology system uses an internal pressure regulator to determine when the tire is low. When pressure falls below a certain parameter, the regulator opens to allow air into a pumping tube. Here's the ...

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    Video: Goodyear uses the old "surprise gymkhana road test with stunt driver" routine
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    It's a familiar tactic: if you want a customer to know what a car can do, you've got to get them in it and take them for a ride. To truly impress a customer, though, you've got to take them, *ahem,* for a ride. It works so well that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards recently did it with Ford engineers ...

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    Report: Amazing electronic tires that adapt to weather conditions?
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    Even tires considered basic are the results of massive engineering and financial investments – a single tire can include up to 20 different kinds of rubber compounds and their constructions and build techniques are so mysterious that it's easier to get a tour of the White House than a tire ...

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    Official: Radar Tires debuts pink-wall radials to fight breast cancer
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    Radar Tires has initiated a new charity campaign to fight breast cancer. The Mobilizing Hope campaign is aimed at stirring awareness through various channels, including the Ring of Hope project, which features a limited-edition pink sidewall tire. Based on the Radar Tires RPX900 all-season ...

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    Wim Delvoye's carved tire art is steel-belted beauty
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    It's a good thing we aren't fabulously wealthy, otherwise our domiciles would be clad in all sorts of clever automotive art. We're not just talking cheesy vinyl bench-seat sofas and engine-block coffee tables, either. We like to think our taste elevates above some of the more common automotive ...

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    Video: This is what a tire looks like exploding in slow-motion
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    As anyone who's been near a big rig that's lost a tire on the interstate will tell you, rubber under pressure can cause some serious damage. In an effort to promote shop safety, the crew from Branick Nitrogen put together a quick video showing just what kind of havoc overinflating a tire can ...

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