With the Easter holiday upon us, a period traditionally characterised with a high accident and death rate on our roads, Goodyear South Africa wants to share the following insights and its commitment to a solution.
A high level of anxiety amongst young drivers, manifesting in aggressive behaviour on the road, has emerged as a critical area of concern in Goodyear’s third annual Road Safety Survey. As part of its commitment to understand and address driver safety, Goodyear probed the road behaviour of 6 400 drivers under the age of 25. The survey covered 16 markets (South Africa plus 15 European countries) and was designed to get inside the brain of the young driver and provide some interesting insight into youth on the road.
Most caravans, boats and trailers don’t see much action during the year. In fact, it’s often only around holiday time that they are rolled off their patch of grass and hooked up to go – but after standing so long, chances are their wheels are no longer in good shape.
As South Africans get set for six weeks of increased seasonal travel - tyre manufacturer Goodyear has issued a reminder that correctly inflated tyres can save significantly at the pump and even more. It also promotes safety, even tyre wear, enhances ride comfort and it maximises fuel economy.
Keeping your family safe on the journey to your holiday destination is of the highest priority. Making sure all passengers wear their seatbelt at all times and checking that children are seated securely in an appropriate child seat will help ensure you have a safe and relaxed start to your holiday.
In the spirit of a safe and carefree festive season, the best way to prevent on-road hassles like a flat tyre or even a traumatic accident is to take your vehicle for a quick safety check from an expert eye – such as that offered as a free service by countrywide tyre fitment network Hi-Q.
Whether you’re taking a short trip to the seaside, simply going from the airport to the hotel or are about to set off on your annual summer holiday, getting the car packed right is paramount to your safety on the road. Setting off with the entire family and a lot of baggage implies certain risks, not only for those in the car, but also for other road users.
Every year, thousands of motorists across South Africa set off on long, often exhausting journeys without adequate preparation of their vehicles or enough rest. Yet research has shown that badly maintained vehicles and fatigued drivers are two biggest causes of accidents over the festive season. A well-maintained, well-prepared vehicle ensures a smooth start.
Goodyear has built a 1:1 scale futuristic LEGO truck for the 2012 IAA Commercial Vehicle show, which takes place in Hanover, Germany from 20-27 September. From 19-29 October 2012 the unique model will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the European commercial vehicle drivers’ initiative DocStop for Europeans e.V. The huge model has been autographed by leading German entertainer, the ‘King of Majorca’ Jurgen Drews, who is a supporter of DocStop.
Today Goodyear announced that its first AA-labeled truck tyre will be available on the market soon. A first concept of the tyre is displayed at the 2012 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show which takes place in Hanover, Germany from 20-27 September, to illustrate the progress on the AA tyre, which is currently undergoing further development and testing to ensure it meets all the ambitious goals set for it by the Goodyear engineering team.
In response to the needs of Off-the-Road (OTR) customers and recent developments in equipment, Goodyear is presenting innovative technology at the Intermat 2012 exposition in Paris, France (April 16-21). Hi-Stability technology is the feature of a complete range of tyres for OTR applications, which can increase load capacity by up to 25%. The range offers more than 30 radial tyres developed for machines operating in mines, quarries, construction, ports, recycling and other industries.
As South Africans get set for increased travel over Easter - tyre manufacturer Goodyear has issued a reminder that correctly inflated tyres can save significantly at the pump and even more. It also promotes safety, even tyre wear, enhances ride comfort and it maximises fuel economy.
Every year, thousands of motorists across South Africa set off on long, often exhausting journeys without adequate preparation of their vehicles or enough rest. Yet research has shown that badly maintained vehicles and fatigued drivers are two biggest causes of accidents over the festive season.
The Goodyear ‘Spring Tyre’, which was co-developed by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), represents a future tyre concept that could be used to explore the outer reaches of space, and possibly the most brutal terrains here on earth.
The days of checking tyre pressure could be a thing of the past thanks to an innovation from Goodyear, which will be publicly demonstrated for the first time at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show.
Goodyear’s innovative technology and industry-leading new product engine are on full display at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland
The days of manually adding air to under-inflated tyres could be a distant memory thanks to a new innovation under development in laboratories at The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company in the USA.
Brave photojournalist Scott Ramsay has entrusted Goodyear’s go-anywhere Wrangler AT/SA tyres to carry him, in his trusty Ford Everest, over some of the most arduous terrain in South Africa. So far, so good, of course.
Latest in a long line of OEM Approvals for the Eagle F1 family
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyre, launched earlier this year in South Africa, topped the Auto Express summer tyre test, beating out several competitors for the overall No. 1 spot.
Continuous improvements to Goodyear’s product quality and supply chain performance keep the Uitenhage-based tyre manufacturer on top form with its Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) customers, as seen after two successful independent audits at the plant recently.
Interview with Percy Lemaire, Project Manager for Tyre Development at Goodyear
EfficientGrip is innovative tyre technology that truly cares … and its excellence has been recognised with a top international accolade.
Before Scott Ramsay, a respected photojournalist, set off for his ‘Year in the Wild’ tour of South Africa’s most scenic national parks in June, he swung by Hi-Q Cape Town to fit his Ford Everest with trustworthy Goodyear Wrangler 245/70 R16 AT/SA tyres.
The fleet of 23 specially prepared and branded Volkswagen Amarok vehicles were seen slipping in to Goodyear in Uitenhage and emerging freshly shod with new, go-anywhere Wrangler AT/SA tyres.
When renowned racing driver Sarel van der Merwe took delivery of his new, go-anywhere Volkswagen Amarok this week, he drove it straight to Hi-Q Walmer Park, Port Elizabeth, to change its tyres to Goodyear Wranglers.
Goodyear’s brand new, remarkably innovative EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 2 tyre – with pioneering ActiveBraking technology that delivers up to 3 metres shorter stopping distance – has just been launched in Europe to international applause. And it’s due to land on South African soil soon.
To match the colorful “BamBoo”concept car, Goodyear has adapted its award winning EfficientGrip tyre, famous for its reduced fuel consumption, by colouring the tyres blue!
Goodyear and NASA invent non-pneumatic tyre suitable for transport across the surface of the moon.
Award winning Goodyear concept tyre made with renewable resources first time on display at Geneva Motor Show.
Renault has chosen the award winning fuel-saving tire Goodyear EfficientGrip
One step ahead: less energy consumption with new Goodyear tyre
Leading position confirmed by independent winter expert Test World
Renault chooses EfficientGrip for electric sedan Fluence Z.E.
Goodyear's next generation RunOnFlat tyre technology has successfully hit the road: First cars such as the new Mercedes E-class and models of other prestigious brands have left the car manufacturers' factories with the latest generation of Goodyear RunOnFlat tyres.
Goodyear Next Generation RunOnFlat Technology for more driving confidence
Brussels, Belgium, February 9, 2009 – The new Wrangler AT/SA from Goodyear featuring SilentArmor Technology fulfils the needs of 4x4 drivers who want to have excellent performance both on and off the road. The tyre allows driving with confidence on rough roads, thanks to the durability of two layers made with DuPont™ Kevlar®, a material stronger than steel, and Durawall™ sidewall reinforcement that enhances cut resistance in the sidewalls.
Athlon Car Lease International has chosen the new environmentally friendly Goodyear EfficientGrip tyre as key tyre for its extended car fleet across Europe.
Goodyear introduces EfficientGrip: the first more environmentally friendly ultra-high performance tyre for less fuel consumption and more mileage
Goodyear addresses environmental challenges: EfficientGrip reduces car's fuel consumption
Goodyear EfficientGrip granted with prestigious Nordic Ecolabel ‘the Swan'
Goodyear introduces EfficientGrip: the more environmentally friendly tyre for less fuel consumption and more mileage
Goodyear is proud to present its next generation RunOnFlat tyre technology, which offers numerous benefits to both the consumer and the environment, including improved comfort, reduced mass and rolling resistance, increased fuel economy as well as reduced CO2 emission levels.
Geneva, Switzerland, March 4th, 2008 – Goodyear's high performance tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric, has proved its excellent performance with several independent test successes.
The European Commission has awarded Goodyear a major research and development grant to support Goodyear Research & Development. The grant is part of the European Union's LIFE-Environment program (LIFE06 ENV/L/000118).
Autocar tested Goodyear, Michelin, Continental, Pirelli and Bridgestone tyres on both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive cars, with Goodyear the clear overall test winner in both categories.
The new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric has taken its first major independent UK tyre test victory, with 'Evo' magazine declaring the latest Goodyear ultra-high performance tyre as the dominant winner in a comparison of nine brands.
Finland's biggest car magazine Tuulilasi published a test of Eagle F1 Asymmetric and it's competitors in their big Tyre & Rim issue March 21st. Tuulilasi explicitly authrorised the publication of the high level transcript and download of their original article as a pdf.
Cologne, March 16, 2007 - Matthias Jeschke, German extreme pilot from Limburg, achieved with his team an altitude world record for vehicles in the Chilean Andes.
Journalists testing the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyre at the European launch in Gran Canaria, Spain, Tuesday gave high marks to the company's latest ultra high performance product.
Goodyear's new "star" of the European ultra-high performance market, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric, sets out today to impress the European media and other guests with the company's largest ever launch program in Gran Canaria, an island off the west coast of Africa.
Goodyear, one of the world's largest tyre companies, has announced the introduction of DuraGrip, a new tyre which has been specifically developed to cope with the pressures that constant stopping and starting in city traffic causes to both the vehicle and the tires.
During the November CMS-Awards® 2006 our Goodyear European websites (http://www.goodyear.eu) are awarded with an independent Jury of Experts 2nd place in the category Navigation and a Popular Awards 3rd place in the Category of Search Engine Optimization.
Luxembourg, August 2006 - Goodyear, the world's largest tyre company, unveiled its innovative farm tyre concept OPTITRAC R+ at Europe's leading agricultural machinery exhibition, Agritechnica.
The German Agricultural Society DLG, one of the leading organisations in the German agricultural and food sector, has praised Goodyear super wide OPTITRAC DT818 and its super volume DT830, after extensive road testing the products.
Goodyear's RunOnFlat is one of the leading active safety technologies that helps drivers avoid a crash by ensuring they maintain full control over the wheel in the event of a blow-out or puncture.
RFID technology, refined by Goodyear engineers for this first successful production application, allows NASCAR to meet its goal.
An interview with Paul Joosten, Goodyear Director of Sales & Marketing, consumer tyres, European Union.
The company has focused its research and engineering know-how over recent years in refining the EMT technology and delivering a tire with improved performance, handling and comfort levels, suitable for broad roll out in the car market.
RunOnFlat is the latest in a long line of pioneering innovations and its roll out into the market provides drivers with a product that will deliver additional consumer benefits beyond tire reliability.
Today The Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company is the largest supplier of tyres featuring runflat technology in Europe, with 55% market share and more than 1.3 million tyres sold in 2004.
The tyre that allows you to keep on driving after a puncture or blow out - even when the tire is completely deflated - is now hitting the consumer market. More than 8 out of ten European drivers prefer runflat tyres over other new safety options.
Goodyear, the world's largest tyre company will be present at the 75th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Goodyear will unveil RunOnFlat, the latest in a long line of pioneering innovations to roll out into the consumer market.
In an effort to provide the fastest and best possible service to truck and bus fleet operators across Europe, Goodyear Dunlop has launched a unique tyre management system called FleetOnlineSolutions.