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Artificial Intelligence Improves Tyre Performance


Falken’s parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), has developed a new technology that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the properties of rubber.

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Autonomous Vehicles and TPMS Advancement


The next crucial step as part of ongoing research between Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Gunma University has been made. The collaboration, conducted at the Centre for Research on Adoption of Nextgen Transportation Systems (CRANTS) has completed the process of establishing remote communication between tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) on an autonomous vehicle and a fixed location.

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Falken Wins Formula Drift Triple


Falken drift driver James Deane claimed his third Formula Drift Pro title at Irwindale Speedway, California, on 19 October 2019. The 28-year-old Irishman joined the series in 2017 and has won every year since, making him the first person in Formula Drift history to win three consecutive titles.

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Generating Electric Power within a Tyre


Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Kansai University have developed a new technology to generate electric power from the rotation of a tyre.

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Falken Celebrates 20 Years at the Nürburgring


This year, Falken will once again be looking to win big in the Eifel – the tyre brand is sponsoring the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race, which will take place at the Nürburgring from 20th to 23rd June 2019.

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Fully Automated Driving Research with Gunma University


Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has started a joint research partnership with Gunma University’s Centre of Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation Systems (CRANTS) which will investigate gaining a better understanding of fully automated driving (Level 4) and developing SRI’s tyre related service.

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Shedding Light on Rubber Failure


Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has announced the results of the joint research with the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research into the mechanisms behind rubber failure.

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Sensing Core Wins Tyre Technology Award


Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Sensing Core tyre sensing technology has been awarded the prestigious Tire Technology of the Year Award at the 2019 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence.

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Falken Continues Red Bull Air Race 2019


Sumitomo Rubber Industries will once again be supporting Yoshihide Muroya and Team Falken as they compete in the ultimate in high-speed motorsports at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019.

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Falken Returns to King of The Hammers


Returning to Falken in the 4500 Class is Driver Dan Fresh and Co-driver Mike Kim of SAVVY Off-Road, who took first place overall in the 2018 Every Man Challenge, where only 12 teams out of 135 finished.

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