Bus & Coach Tyres

For our spring feature, Commercial Tyre Business is focusing on Fleet Management and what tyre manufacturers are offering to stay ahead of the competition. For part 1, we spoke to Continental about how its tyre management solutions are helping fleets and operators make noticeable savings on the road while ensuring consumer confidence through its multistep programme.

The ETRMA has published the first quarter results for the replacement tyre markets. The figures show increases for the truck & bus tyre segments and a drop for the agricultural tyre segment, which ETRMA explains is due to low seasonality.

Prometeon is ready to launch five new product lines this upcoming April in the form of the Serie 02.

The electric-drive ready tyre from Goodyear is designed to have lower energy consumption to match the move towards electrification for city buses across Europe.

Supplying tyres for the GAZ Group’s PAZ division, Kama Tyres has continued to make the grade for GAZ, with a relationship spanning over twenty years, in news first reported from TireTechnologyInternational.

Sharing Michelin’s commitment to sustainable practice as well as being content with the level of service and the product quality, Go-Ahead has signed on to have its 6,000 strong bus fleet attended to through a Michelin EFFITIRES Services & Solutions contract.

Signing a five-year exclusive deal with Continental, Arriva, with over 2,400 buses, is a major player in the Italian bus industry.

With an integrated Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, WEBFLEET TPMS is the collaboration that offers 24/7 tyre insight for trucks and buses across Europe. The TPMS checks tyre pressure, temperature and offers alerts to drivers, to provide tyre solutions and telematics data through the Bridgestone Company.

The bus and coach sector tyre market is growing with Hankook’s latest launches. Hankook has released the SmartCity AU04+, their first tyre specifically designed for electric buses. They have also launched the SmartTouring and SmartTouring DL22 for long-distance coaches. 

Wrightbus has incorporated Wheely-Safe technology into the prototype of its ground-breaking StreetDeck Electroliner. 

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