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.
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 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.
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
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 and NASA invent non-pneumatic tyre suitable for transport across the surface of the moon.
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.
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).
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.
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.