The void ratio of the inside and outside are respectively 38% and 34%, and it can improve tyre’s drainage efficiency and also wet handling.
With broadened circumferential groove width, the section area of inside/ outside grooves is increased 21.3% and 43.8% respectively compared to the conventional design. And it can increase the volume to contain more water for better drainage performance.
Brand new profile design and reinforced sidewall design can upgrade tyre stiffness.
Serrated wall of circumferential groove: Discharge water in the circumferential grooves promptly and effectively, as well as reduce the noise caused by the friction between airflow and groove wall.
For inside and outside lateral groove on tread shoulder, we use chamfering design to optimize the angle of lateral grooves, and it can reduce tyre’s rolling sound and improve block stiffness effectively.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
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