Discover more about the topics and technologies to be discussed at this year's conference, via a series of exclusive interviews with a selection of our expert speakers
Gert Heinrich, senior professor at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, TU Dresden, introduces two new materials: Mechano-adaptive rubbers, and a more affordable precursor for carbon fiber tire reinforcement.
Dr Anke Blume, professor of elastomer technology and engineering at the University of Twente, provides a progress update on the new silica/polymer coupling concept that she presented at last year’s conference.
Flavio Farroni, CEO and co-founder of MegaRide, introduces the startup’s simulation technology and explains how its thermodynamic tire model can provide a wealth of previously invisible data to vehicle and tire manufacturers, as well as race teams, ADAS developers and more.
The rolling resistance of tires is a hot topic, but how does the road surface enter into the equation? Judith Bertomeu’s research team at Applus IDIADA investigated how a road’s texture, friction and profile affect rolling resistance.
Chinese tire makers may soon genuinely trouble the establishment, as they restructure and step up their R&D game, according to David Shaw, CEO of Tire Industry Research and expert on China’s tire industry.