Alliance TracPRO tyres are
making rapid inroads into the Indian tractor Industry. The success of TracPRO
rear and front tractor tyres can be attributed to its specific design which has
been made keeping in mind the Indian farmer’s needs and Indian agricultural
The Alliance TracPRO tyres are
made by ATG which specialises in the design, development, manufacturing and
marketing of Agriculture, Forestry, Construction, Industrial, Earthmoving,
Mining and Port tyres under Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands.
The automation and
mechanisation of farms has seen a huge rise in the last few years and has been
responsible for increasing yield across the country. Tractors constitute for
over 80 per cent of the total number of agricultural equipment sold in India.
With more than 6,00,000 tractors being sold in 2017, there is an increased
demand for ‘India’ specific tyres.
In less than two years of its launch, Alliance
TracPro tyres have found traction within the Indian tractor sector due to its
incredible performance in the field as well as on the road. “With the superior
performance of TracPRO tyres we are sure to address the unique needs of the
Indian market where tractors are often used on the road almost as much as in
the fields. Our decades of expertise in the international markets and insights
about the domestic market have given us the understanding to develop
technologically superior tyres in the category,” says Angelo Noronha, President – APAC & MEA.
With the ATG network of 300
super dealers in more than 20 states in India, TracPRO tyres are now readily
available to meet the growing needs of the Indian agricultural sector.
The range of the company’s
tractor includes the TracPROR-1 (348)- Tractor Rear Tyre and the TracPRO F-2
(303) - Tractor Front Tyre.
5th generation of Opel’s compact, multifunctional commercial vehicle is ready:
The new Opel Combo will celebrate its world premiere at the IAA Commercial
Vehicles 2018 in Hannover. The spacious cargo van has been developed according
to passenger car standards with the ambition of offering top efficiency to
professionals. It therefore offers the best of two worlds: Comfort and leading
technologies of a passenger car combined with the highest level of flexibility
and exemplary cost of ownership. This is made possible by an all-new
architecture, ingenious packaging and an amount of assistance systems
unrivalled in the segment.
The newcomer, for which order
books opened at the beginning of September, will be presented alongside its
Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner/Rifter siblings at the press conference on
September 19 (13:25 CET, Booth C 64 in Hall 13).
The new Combo offers a wide range of variants
to choose from including a standard version with 4.40 metres length, a long
version with 4.75 metres and a spacious five seater crew cab. Opel’s new
compact transporter also outshines most of its main competitors with a load
volume of up to 4.4m3, a payload of up to 1,000 kg and a loading length of up
to 3,440 mm for objects and work material.
An especially ingenious feature is that the
distance between the two wheel arches is wide enough to enable the loading of
up to two Euro pallets. And extremely long utensils such as wooden planks can
be stowed at an angle thanks to the optional roof hatch. And, a unique feature
in the segment is also introduced in the new generation Opel Combo: a
sensor-based overload indicator1 that, at a press of a button, allows the
driver to make sure the vehicle is not overloaded.
In addition, the new Combo
comes with further innovative technologies and up to 19 assistance systems that
make driving, manoeuvring, transporting goods or a crew easier, safer and more
comfortable. The optional Surround Rear Vision1 supports the driver and greatly
improves visibility of panel vans or of fully loaded vehicles. Furthermore, a
second camera in the exterior door mirror on the passenger side ensures that
the driver no longer needs to worry about the blind spot on this side of the
vehicle. And, the new Combo can also be equipped with the new, sensor-based
Flank Guard system that helps prevent annoying and expensive bumps or scratches
while turning at low speeds.
Those professionals whose
workplaces require enhanced traction in mud, sand or snow can also upgrade
their front-wheel drive Combo with the electronic IntelliGrip traction control
system and with the “worksite” set-up. This includes an increased ground
clearance of 30 mm, front stiffness antiroll bars, increased tyre diameter and
rear variable rate springs. And the optional ultra-modern Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto infotainment systems ensure that drivers easily find their way to
and from even the most remote locations.
The new, fifth generation
Combo has been developed on a completely new architecture within Groupe PSA,
the undisputed European leader in the commercial vehicle business. Therefore,
it is no surprise that it comes as the most competent vehicle on the market
place. It is available in various variants allowing countless applications.
Source: IAA COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2018
tyre manufacturer and pioneers of radial technology in India, JK Tyre and
Industries Limited, achieved a remarkable feat by entering the prestigious
Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre - VEM 045.
in 2014, the 40.00-57 VEM 045 stands 12 ft. tall and weighs around 3.4 tons.
The size JK Tyre specifically introduced the distinct tyre for India’s biggest
rigid dump-truck that has a payload capacity of up to 240 tons.
Malhotra, Marketing Director, JK Tyre and Industries Ltd said, “JK Tyre has
been at the forefront of driving innovation in the Indian tyre industry and
recognition from the Limca Book of Records is clearly reflective of our
unwavering efforts in that direction. The VEM 045 has been widely appreciated
for its sturdiness and functionality over these years. We are thrilled and
further encouraged to introduce more such category-defining products and
solutions in the future.”
Tyre offers a comprehensive product range in the OTR (off-the-road) segment
that is highly efficient and
Performance-oriented. The tyres come in different sizes to cater to all
the Industrial and Mining segments.
Source: JK Tyre & Industries
company Continental has developed a radar-based turn assist system that fleet
operators can easily retrofit to their heavy-duty commercial vehicles. RightViu
has received the General Operating Permit (GOP) and thus meets an important
condition for public financial support. RightViu can be ordered from specialist
retailers from summer 2020. Continental is so far the only supplier to rely on
an exclusively radar-based solution which also detects and classifies cyclists
the safety of vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians is an important social
responsibility,” says Gilles Mabire, head of the Commercial Vehicles &
Services Business Unit. “Accidents caused by turning trucks are particularly in
focus because they are often serious. We at Continental are fully aware of our
responsibility, in line with our Vision Zero strategy, and are therefore
bringing a sophisticated system onto the market with our radar-based solution,”
“We believe that our solution is ideal for
detecting cyclists in the blind spot, distinguishing them from other objects,
and avoiding serious accidents. Unlike camera-based or ultrasound-based
systems, the sensor system detects whether it really is a cyclist or a
pedestrian,” says Georg Kliewer, head of aftermarket products for special
vehicles at Continental. “The package is also easy to install,” he notes.
turn assist system for retrofitting detects vulnerable road users by means of
radar sensors. The system is eligible for funding from the German Federal
Ministry of Transport. Continental is also developing a radar-based solution
for light commercial vehicles
can be quickly and easily fitted to vehicles in just a few short steps and does
not require a display in the cabin. The radar is installed on the mount of the
rear-view mirror, so no holes must be made in the vehicle body. The system uses
the existing CAN bus in the vehicle. Time-consuming work, such as laying
additional cables in the cab, is eliminated. The only requirement is that the
radar must be installed at a height of at least two meters so that it has the
right detection range. This condition can be met by almost all buses and heavy
trucks. Continental’s developers are currently working on a solution for light
commercial vehicles that will also be radar-based.
radar ensures the particularly reliable detection of other road users beside
the vehicle. The monitored area is four meters to the side of the vehicle and
up to 14 meters behind the front, so RightViu even exceeds the area required by
the BMVI. VRU (Vulnerable Road User) software evaluates the information from
the radar sensors. If a cyclist is within the coverage area, the driver is
warned acoustically and visually. For its radar technology, Continental uses
large-scale automotive production technology and the know-how of its experts
for driver assistance systems as original equipment. The technology company is
also working on the development of a technically more complex original
equipment solution that uses artificial intelligence for pose estimation.
turn assist system from Continental, which can be retrofitted, is easy to
install because it is designed to be mounted directly beneath standard
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