In this melting pot of transformations observed across all the industry sectors, the automotive tire sector is remodeling its offerings to boost its game. The need for more automation and sizeable tires has brought numerous changes in terms of factory design, manufacturing processes, tire quality, and process equipments involved.
Slated to experience a dynamic CAGR of almost 3.4 percent in the near future due to the increasing demand for passenger vehicles like cars and bikes, automotive industries are stressing on improvising the quality of the central component of the vehicle, the tire. The emergence of autonomous vehicles calls for tires that are durable, weather-resistant, and can handle heavy loads. In addition to that, the tires are embedded with sensor properties to be able to check the temperature and ambient pressure, and generate real-time responses for drivers. Manufacturers are also looking upon the compatibility of the tires to enhance their customer experience.
Also, spurred by the increasing awareness towards environmental issues, automation factories are bringing in bio-degradable rubber to reduce the pollution caused by the wear and tear of the tire materials. While “run-flat” tires have already become a commonplace, tire manufacturers are working on airless tires to eradicate the problems of flats and blowouts. In addition to this, the manufacturers are inclined toward building robust tires that have lower costs, longer durability, and cause minimum or zero pollution. Manufacturers are making footprint shaped tires to fit the electric vehicle engineering design that avoids irregular wear and tear by optimizing the contact pressure distribution. Not only are these tires light-weight, but also reduce the rolling resistance and noise.
Furthermore, the increasing demands for low-noise and high ride quality vehicles are increasing the potential for run-flat tires and eventually non-pneumatics. With autonomous vehicles topping the preference chart, light vehicles tire are in high demand. This has also compelled tire manufacturers to build tires out of silica, resins, or aramid fibers that reduce noise along with imparting strength and resistance.
With the growing demand for new technology to build tires, determining the right solution provider to excel in this revolution plays a crucial role. In the latest edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights, we bring to you “Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Providers - 2020” who can help you excel in your pursuit of excellence.