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No Winter Tires In The Dead Of Winter? There Are Options

Winter tire testing with a BMW X3
There are only a handful of jurisdictions that mandate winters tires during the cold season. The Michelin Easy Grip and Silent Spike are genuine alternatives. In North America, and despite nearly 50% of its population dealing with frigid wintery driving conditions, only the Province of...

Smart Cars. Smartphones. What’s Next? Smart Tires Of Course

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 on a Tesla Model X
A smart tire will be one that, like an autonomous car, will be able to collect data, interpret it and adjust depending on conditions and available information. This technology will be as critical as autonomous cars. Fully integrated, autonomous cars with artificial intelligence are, according...

Nokian Tyres: Friendly innovation

RAM 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Durango, Nissan Rogue and an Audi A4 B9 on Nokian Tyres | Photo: Matt St-Pierre
I’ve known about Nokian Tyres for a long time. I had a set of Hakkapeliitta on my 2004 Volvo XC70 some twelve years ago and was enormously gratified with their performance. I currently have Nokian zLINE A/S rubber on my 2008 Audi A4 and...

Nokian zLINE A/S: Nokian makes an all-season tire?

Nokian zLINE tyres
It’s terrible for me to admit that I was not aware that Nokian, one of the world’s oldest tire makers, produces and sells an all-season tire, sorry, tyre. To find out if I was alone or had been living under a rock for too...

The Good Year Oxygene is one weird-looking tire

The tire you see below (or above, I can’t seem to remember at the moment) is the Good Year Oxygene which was unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s weird-looking but in the end it’s actually pretty cool. I can’t imagine we’ll...