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Brigdestone’s latest technologies at the motor show

Yesterday, Bridgestone Middle East and Africa, the Official Tyre of 2013 Dubai International Motor Show, presented the company’s latest technological innovations: Air Free concept tyre, the tyre with ologic technology and the Half-Weight concept tyre. The three new tyre concepts, unveiled for the first time in the region, are showcased at the Bridgestone stand in Hall 2 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, until November 9th, 2013.

During the official press preview, Bridgestone Middle East and Africa President, Shoichi Sakuma, said: “The Bridgestone Group is committed to helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generation; this means that we are progressively adapting our technologies and developing new products to go towards the realisation of a safer and more sustainable society. The three innovative tyre concepts that we are presenting, set a new standard in terms of environmental friendliness, safety, and comfort and are evidence of Bridgestone putting words into action.”

Air Free concept tyre is a non-pneumatic eco-friendly tyre which requires less maintenance while eliminating the worry of punctures. The structure of load-bearing spokes stretching along the inner sides of the tyre is designed not to go flat and never need inflating. Moreover the spoke structure is made from a thermoplastic resin which, along with the rubber in the tread portion, can be 100% recycled.

 ‘Ologic tyre’ is narrower and features a larger diameter than conventional tyres which helps vehicles achieve improved fuel efficiency while contributing to reductions in CO2 emissions. The tyre has a higher air pressure and is designed with a new pattern technology and compounds which allow it to have significantly lower levels of rolling resistance, while maintaining substantially higher levels of wet grip performance. This new category of tyres has been conceived specifically for electric and hybrid vehicles in an effort to support the direction taken by the automotive industry towards more eco-friendly mobility.

Half-Weight concept tyre is a solution for car manufacturers striving to reach stricter fuel consumption targets. The new concept tyre reduces the vehicle’s weight contributing to improved fuel efficiency, and by reducing the usage of resource it lowers energy requirements for manufacturing.

The world’s largest tyre and rubber company’s stand at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show features three distinctive zones to support visitors in their journey from current to future. Along with the new tyre concepts – displayed in the future zone of the stand – the booth hosts in the current zone Bridgestone ‘s latest range of tyres.

Bridgestone will also host the ‘ Bridgestone 4D Theatre’ where visitors to the stand will also experience the performance of some of Bridgestone tyres on a simulated road trip. While seated in special moving chairs, visitors will watch a 3D movie that will be played through a head mount display and will feel like being in a real car fitted with Bridgestone tyres.

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Kuwait fuel company installs solar power

Kuwait-based Oula Fuel Marketing Company has announced the installation of LED solar lights at its West Shuaiba station. The move comes in line with various efforts announced by Oula to protect the environment and raise awareness about the subject locally.

The station, which is due to open soon, is the first to have the solar lights, but Oula has committed to upgrading all of its stations with the technology in the near future.

Adel al Awadhi, vice president of marketing and business development said, “As a leading fuel provider in Kuwait, we believe it is our responsibility to initiate programmes and activities that promote energy saving.”

“This step marks itself to be one of the many important ones Oula has undertaken to meet its commitment to the environment and we promise our customers many more similar initiatives in the future.”

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