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Bridgestone Corporation today announced it has developed a non-pneumatic (i.e., airless) concept tire that could prove to be a viable and more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional tires in the future.

Bridgestone’s Environmental Mission Statement outlines the Company’s goal to help contribute to a more sustainable society, with particular emphasis on three areas – ecological conservation, resource conservation and reduction of carbon emissions. In support of the Mission, Bridgestone is working on various projects, like the non-pneumatic tire, that will ultimately contribute to a healthier environment for not just current, but also future generations.

Non-pneumatic tires have a lesser impact on the environment than today’s conventional tires, but previously such concept tires have been impractical to produce for the mass market. Bridgestone developed this technology with the aim of practical implementation.

Special Features of Non-Pneumatic (Airless) Tire Technology

With a unique structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of the tires supporting the weight of the vehicle, there is no need to periodically refill the tires with air, meaning that the tires require less maintenance. At the same the worry of punctures is eliminated. In addition, the spoke structure within the tire is made from reusable thermoplastic resin*1, and along with the rubber in the tread portion, the materials used in the tires are 100 percent recyclable. As a result, the tires set a new standard in terms of environmental friendliness, safety and comfort.

Bridgestone is pursuing this technological development with the aim of achieving a “cradle to cradle” process that proactively maximizes the cyclical use of resources from worn tires into new tires and the use of recyclable resources.

 

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Non-pneumatic tire (airless concept)

The non-pneumatic tire will be displayed at the Bridgestone exhibit at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011*2,which begins on November 30.

A synthetic resin that becomes flexible when heated, can be processed into a variety of shapes, and becomes hard when cooled. The changes from heating and cooling can generally be repeated, making it easy to both mold and recycle the material.

Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 are press days and Dec. 2 is a special guest day. The event is open to the general public Dec. 3-11.

One Team, One Planet

One Team, One Planet Bridgestone 在全世界所揭示的環境宣言「One Team, One Planet」。
作為一個國際化的企業,爲了將來所有的孩子可以安心生活,此項意識必須超越其框架,與所有人一起,爲地球團結一心。
eco-Activities 此為 Bridgestone 推進環保活動經營代表的MARK
Ecology的「e」代表環境活動的基礎、以此為基礎衍生出的活動成果 (嫩芽)用以象徵「清亮的天空」及「生生不息的森林」。

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Bridgestone 的旗艦 輪胎 POTENZA S001 是超級跑車及豪華房跑車的最佳裝備。秉承了 POTENZA 家族的賽道精神,S001 能夠將超級跑車的馬力發揮得比上一代RE050更好,而且更有效率。目前 POTENZA S001 已是 Aston Martin Rapide 及Ferrari 458 Italia 的原廠裝備,可見 POTENZA S001 可以適應無論是車身較重的豪華房跑車,或新一代較輕型的超級跑車。

超 卓的運動反應及準確操控
POTENZA S001 的獨特個性由非對稱的花紋來演繹,外側花紋擁有大面積、硬朗及高抓著力的方塊,從而提供最佳的貼路性能。由於強化及輕量化了S001的胎圈,在不影響抓地 及行車舒適性能下,大大改善了操控性能及提昇了制動效率。POTENZA S001 的駕駛者可享受無與倫比的轉向反應、刺激的運動性能,及中間偏向的直紋所帶來的高速穩定性能。

濕路最佳安全
Bridgestone 尖端的濕路技術確保輪胎的安全性能。寬闊的主排水紋快速排水,再加上高角度的橫紋將水引入主紋,大大抵消了水的浮力。橫紋的角度有效地減少輪胎方塊在制動 時的變型,確保有最好的制動條件及輪胎接觸面,從而優化濕路行車的安全性及操控。

絕對高效能
正當全球在推動能源效益,Bridgestone 也不遺餘力,首次為這世代的 POTENZA 加入輕量化的帶層,從而減低滾動阻力,降低燃耗,減少 CO2 的排放。嶄新的方塊紋設計,使胎面的壓力平均分佈, 能有效減少紋噪,再加上紋路的聲音科技減低路噪,從而減少了聲音的總排放。

要體驗兼具環保、乾濕路最強性能輪胎的非凡魅力,可以到各大輪 胎零售商參觀選購,供應尺碼由215/55R17 至 305/25R20,共56款。現凡於2011年12月31日前購買 POTENZA S001 輪胎,每條可獲贈HK$100 油券,多買多送,慾購從速。

由7月1日起,同成有限公司開始在電視台播放全新 POTENZA ADRENALIN RE002 電視廣告

POTENZA ADRENALIN RE002

在2011年頭,廠方邀請了各地傳媒於泰國的輪胎測試塲親身體 驗全新 POTENZA ADREANLIN RE002 的非凡魅力,本港的傳媒也應邀前往,回來後對這條輪胎讚不絕口。

 

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Automobile Magazine 眼見路面都是水影反光,但RE002就是告訴你:「係咩?無雨呀?地面無濕喎。」 re002auto.pdf
Men's Machine 親身測試過後,用更進兩步甚至三步形容也不為過。 re002mm.pdf
Hyper Zpeed 在比較上RE002不論是抓著力和安定感都比RE001佔優一點,尤其是在快速過灣的一刻的穩定性 re002hz.pdf

 

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Potenza 是 Bridgestone 用於賽車場上的輪胎,早於 30 年前,Porsche 已經以 POTENZA 作為基本裝備,隨後的 Ferrari、Lamborghini、Aston Martin 等品牌也跟隨其後。自1979年推出的 POTENZA RE47 起,不斷在道路上創造奇蹟,POTENZA 裝備早已成為跑車發燒友的必需品。

今天,Bridgestone 開發全新一代的「POTENZA Adrenalin RE002」來延續這個傳奇,在前一級方程式冠軍車手 Stefano Modena 所全權開發的 POTENZA RE001 的基礎上,再創奇蹟,將乾地上的超卓操控性能再一步強化,使它無論在市區道路或連綿的彎路上,都能帶給駕駛者無窮駕駛樂趣。

POTENZA Adrenalin RE002 採用革命性全新物料與結構,加上時尚A 形花紋設計,RE002盡顯出類拔萃的濕路與乾路性能。特有的3條排水槽,配合強化花紋內側、主條紋、特寬側條紋及連鎖式方塊花紋,給予駕駛者更精準、更 直接轉向感覺。由 Bridgestone 賽車部門研發的濕路花紋技術,全新設計中央排水槽使用「脈衝式排水坑紋」連「內置導流片」,大幅加快排走雨水,達 致絕佳濕路操控性能。用料方面還加入了嶄新的二氧化矽合成膠,超低的滾動阻力能減低耗油量,符合未來歐盟標準之餘,又能改善濕地性能。

所以 POTENZA Adrenalin RE002 無論在乾路或濕路,都能使坐駕完全服從駕駛盤發出的指令,絲毫不差,就在第一個彎角,你就能感覺到分別。RE002 在每一方面都能帶給你超越想象 的性能,成為適合一般房車,以至超級跑車的超強動感輪胎 ( 註:Adrenalin 解作腎上線素,意指 POTENZA RE002 是使人興奮的輪胎 ) 。輪呔現已正式在香港發售,供應尺碼由15到20吋、扁平率由60系列到35系列,想徹底掌控坐駕,及享受動感駕駛樂趣的車主,請從速認購。