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Fibre reinforced sidewalls improve tyre strength

Nokian Tyres is extending the use of its Aramid sidewall material technology beyond 4×4 vehicles to other classes of tyre. Careless parking or hitting a pothole may severely damage a tyre. Sharp crushed stone may also damage the tyre and …

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Road scanner gives eyes to autonomous vehicles

Finnish technology company unveils road scanning system to reduce wear on roads by guiding autonomous vehicles round potholes. As vehicle autonomy, platooning trucks and vehicle lane guidance systems become more of a reality and full autonomy is on the horizon, …

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Conference on improving the UK road network

The RSMA is running a conference to address the widening gap between the condition of major roads and those maintained by local authorities. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) is holding a conference this month under its overarching banner of …

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Pothole test track helps with suspension innovation

Ford has created innovative protective suspension systems to mitigate pothole damage with the help of a new proving ground located in Belgium. Potholes and other rough road surfaces have become an expensive problem for motorists around the world with pothole …

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Local authorities increase spending on road repairs

Majority of councils increased levels of spending last year on the resurfacing of roadways and the repair of potholes. An IAM Freedom of Information (FOI) request has found that many county councils across England appear to have responded to criticisms …

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Pothole action event to take place in January

The second national pothole day with take place in January 2016 to raise awareness of the problem of poor road repairs in the UK. Following the success of last year’s inaugural National Pothole Day, “Street Repairs” will once again be …

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Severe road damage in Finland caused by mild winter

The Finnish Transport Agency is warning road users of the dangers of surface damage on Finland’s roads due to winter temperature fluctuations. Drivers in Finland are being warned to take additional care on the roads this spring as highway maintenance …

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Study shows extent of steering problems on UK cars

Extensive pothole problems on the UK’s roads are contributing to large numbers of motorists using cars with steering alignment problems. A study of over 2000 motorists in the UK by ICM Research has shown that 12% have problems with their …

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Pothole related wheel damage places drivers at risk

TyreSafe is advising UK motorists to perform frequent wheel and tyre checks as the country’s pothole crisis continues whilst road repairs are carried out. The promise of an additional pot of funding worth £200 million pounds for the repair of …

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Innovative suspension mitigates pothole damage

Lincoln’s continuously controlled damping technology provides protection to vehicle components and occupants from the effects of potholes. Severe climatic variations throughout the year in North America provide perfect conditions for the appearance of potholes on the country’s roads, a phenomenon …

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