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How Racing Improves Road Tires

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We drive thousands of miles a year with our cars, but it's very rare that we think about just how much our tires are doing for us. They are in constant contact with the road and never get much of a break from facing the harsh road conditions. Through many years of innovation and design improvements, the tires we use on our cars today are able to stand up to just about anything and always gets us where we need to go. However, it is thanks to the dedication and passion of a select few racing teams and tire manufacturers that our tires are the way we know them today.

Staying Green

Even just thinking about the staggering number of tires that must be on every car on the road is mind-bending and the environmental impact also seems to be unfortunate. However, many tire manufacturers are actually doing their part to make sure production remains clean and they are not producing excessive waste to make their tires. One such company that is dedicated to staying green is Giti Tires. Giti has been making tires since the mid-1900s and has been providing tires to world-class racing teams and everyday drivers alike. Although tire production itself isn’t an easy process to make green, companies like Giti does their part to try and help in other ways. Giti has been able to make their factories and operations greener by reducing emissions and scrap while also being able to increase their recycling to stay green. The manufacturer has also used their racing help spread awareness of their green message in hopes that other tire manufacturers will join them in creating a greener industry.

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Tires of the Past

Before the invention of cars, the first-ever wheels, and tires were created for basic labor tasks until the first cars came along and the first car tires were created. Early tires were more solid than they were rubber and were often not suited for the bumpy roads of the 19th century. Just as tires needed a complete overhaul, the introduction of faster and more powerful racing cars essentially created an immediate need for stronger and more durable tires. John Dunlop created the first pneumatic tire that we associate with old racing cars that allowed the vehicles to ensure more intense conditions as a result of the newfound durability. When the clear success of the first tries was seen, many streetcars began to change their frame design and build to use these new wheels that did not need to be large and fragile like the horse carriage style wheels of the first cars. Tires began to get new types of materials and treads as the cars needed them and the racing world has been adapting and improving upon the original design ever since.

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Racing inspired Improvements

For the early days of racing, not much differentiated the racing tires and normal street tires that you would have seen on normal road cars. Until the invention of the racing clicks, there was little real difference between road and race tires with not much of a difference in appearance or performance being noticeable. When the racing slick was introduced, it changed everything about racing. Racing slicks are designed to make as much ground contact as possible which is why you will see modern racing cars with tires that are just rubber. Race cars don’t need grooved tires because they just need a short-term tire that is able to help them stick to the ground and go fast. However, many racing companies designed special compounds and tire designs for the rain and uneven terrain that made its way into the normal car industry. New synthetic compounds that helped get rid of heat on racing tires slowly made its way into the mainstream tire market and has helped normal cars see better performance with their tires. Racing companies have found many unintentional solutions to older tire designs through race testing that has helped lead to better and more effective street tires.

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Racing the road

Tires may just seem like a fairly boring part of racing and driving in general but without efficient and stable tires, your car or a race car could be sent off the road at dangerous speeds. As the car industry shifts towards producing more SUVs and larger vehicles, the tires they use also have to grow to adapt to the demands of a larger and heavier vehicle. Thanks to technology that has been primarily brought to life through racing developments, new tires are able to exist thanks to innovations and designs that have been created to help make race cars go faster. One of the biggest goals of any team is to make sure their car is light. Race cars will often be little more than an engine and wheel to that they can achieve higher speeds than their rivals. One area that some engineers looked into trimming weight was the tires. While just getting rid of material would mean more pit stops and a slower car, some creative folks decided to use stronger and more durable materials instead of just making tires bigger and heavier. What this did was make the tires have less weight and also meant they could be made out of more efficient materials. The practical application of this with road cars is that large SUVs and vans that would have once needed excessive rubber to move can now be moved with more efficient and lightweight tires. The tires used by race engineers to try and make their cars go faster has unknowingly created the basic tire structure we have on most road cars today and has helped lead to developments like run-flat tires and other compounds that increase the overall durability of our tires.

Conclusion

From the first race to the most recent, tires have come a long way and the worlds racing cars have been pushing them ever since. Through innovation and determination, racing companies and engineers have pushed their cars and tires to the limits to bring us the technically advanced tires we have today.



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Scammers are following the headlines about economic impact payments. Know how to spot and avoid the scams to keep your money and information to yourself. Learn more at https://ftc.gov/coronavirus. ********************************** Transcript: Hi, I’m Becca Kelly Slaughter, Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. You’ve probably heard the great news that the American Rescue Plan is now law. That means lots of people will soon be getting desperately-needed economic impact payments—some folks call them stimulus payments—of up to fourteen hundred dollars. Many of you have been here before, so you know these funds will come through direct deposit, check, or debit card. But we here at the FTC would like to remind you that scammers follow the headlines, too. So here are a few sure ways to spot a scammer trying to take your money or personal information. First, know that nobody in the government will ask you to pay anything up front to get your economic impact payment. There’s no way to get your payment faster, and there’s no form to fill out. That’s simply a scam. Second, the government will not call, email, text, or message you on social media to ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. Third, anyone who tells you to pay by money transfer, gift card, or cryptocurrency is a scammer. No matter WHY they say you need to pay. If you spot these scams, tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Every report helps us try to stop scammers. And let me say a word to would-be scammers: the FTC will use all of its enforcement authority to come after bad actors who try to take advantage of people anxiously awaiting relief. To learn more about avoiding pandemic-related scams, visit FTC.gov/coronavirus. And help us spread the word. Share these tips and this video through your network. Thanks for helping us protect people from scams. ********************************** The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers' interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. Comment Moderation Policy We welcome your comments and thoughts about the information on this page. If you do have something to say, please be courteous and respectful to other commenters. We won't routinely review any comments before they are posted (except for ones that contain urls and profanity), but we will delete any comments that: 1) contain spam or are off-topic 2) use vulgar language or offensive terms that target specific groups or contain personal attacks 3) are sales pitches or promotions 4) have urls or links to commercial sites 4) spread clearly misleading or false information or 5) include personal information, like home addresses

Published: 12th Mar 2021 03:59:11   By: FTCvideos

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Aprenda a detectar propuestas de negocios, programas de asesoría y oportunidades de inversiones que son estafas y cómo evitarlas. Para aprender más visite https://ftc.gov/estafasdeingresos *********************************** The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers' interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. Comment Moderation Policy We welcome your comments and thoughts about the information on this page. If you do have something to say, please be courteous and respectful to other commenters. We won't routinely review any comments before they are posted (except for ones that contain urls and profanity), but we will delete any comments that: 1) contain spam or are off-topic 2) use vulgar language or offensive terms that target specific groups or contain personal attacks 3) are sales pitches or promotions 4) have urls or links to commercial sites 4) spread clearly misleading or false information or 5) include personal information, like home addresses

Published: 14th Dec 2020 04:05:45   By: FTCvideos

FTC Video: How to Avoid Income Scams | Federal Trade Commission


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Learn about scams disguised as legitimate business offers, coaching programs, and investment opportunities and how to avoid them. Learn more at https://www.ftc.gov/incomescams. **************************************** The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers' interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. Comment Moderation Policy We welcome your comments and thoughts about the information on this page. If you do have something to say, please be courteous and respectful to other commenters. We won't routinely review any comments before they are posted (except for ones that contain urls and profanity), but we will delete any comments that: 1) contain spam or are off-topic 2) use vulgar language or offensive terms that target specific groups or contain personal attacks 3) are sales pitches or promotions 4) have urls or links to commercial sites 4) spread clearly misleading or false information or 5) include personal information, like home addresses

Published: 14th Dec 2020 04:04:51   By: FTCvideos

FTC Video: Cómo Reportar Fraude en ReporteFraude.ftc.gov | Federal Trade Commission


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Este video demuestra cómo reportar fraude, estafas, y malas prácticas comerciales a la Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission, FTC) en https://ReporteFraude.ftc.gov y por qué es importante hacerlo. ****************************** The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers' interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. Comment Moderation Policy We welcome your comments and thoughts about the information on this page. If you do have something to say, please be courteous and respectful to other commenters. We won't routinely review any comments before they are posted (except for ones that contain urls and profanity), but we will delete any comments that: 1) contain spam or are off-topic 2) use vulgar language or offensive terms that target specific groups or contain personal attacks 3) are sales pitches or promotions 4) have urls or links to commercial sites 4) spread clearly misleading or false information or 5) include personal information, like home addresses

Published: 5th Nov 2020 03:59:43   By: FTCvideos

DIY Video: Gardening Tips for the Cold Season | GARDEN | Great Home Ideas


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Melissa and Charlie team up to bring you the best tips to get your garden prepped for Winter. They’re going to talk you through what you need to prepare your flowers, what flowers you’ll need for the coldest season and what to do with your lawn. Welcome to Great Home Ideas, where you’ll find inspiring home makeovers, delicious recipes, quick & easy DIY projects, design & gardening ideas, plus hints, tips, how tos and advice on pets, health, tech and more. Check out our channel & subscribe to see more videos like this one every day of the week. Click here to subscribe: https://bit.ly/3hxN7d5

Published: 29th Sep 2022 11:30:14   By: Great Home Ideas

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If you’re thinking of adding a second floor to your home, you’ll need a set of stairs. But as Pete explains, there’s a lot more to consider than simply reaching the next level. Style, placement, type of materials and many more factors all play an important part in making sure your renovated home not only looks great but works for you. Welcome to Great Home Ideas, where you’ll find inspiring home makeovers, delicious recipes, quick & easy DIY projects, design & gardening ideas, plus hints, tips, how tos and advice on pets, health, tech and more. Check out our channel & subscribe to see more videos like this one every day of the week. Click here to subscribe: https://bit.ly/3hxN7d5

Published: 28th Sep 2022 11:30:07   By: Great Home Ideas

DIY Video: Wilga Station | TRAVEL | Great Home Ideas


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The Central West of NSW may be famous as the home of Australia’s biggest car race, the Bathurst 1000, but there’s so many more reasons to give the area a spin. Tucked behind the Blue Mountains, this region is full of history and hidden gems as Graham and Johanna are about to discover. Johanna visits Wilga Station, a 260-acre working sheep that doubles as unique luxury accommodation. Welcome to Great Home Ideas, where you’ll find inspiring home makeovers, delicious recipes, quick & easy DIY projects, design & gardening ideas, plus hints, tips, how tos and advice on pets, health, tech and more. Check out our channel & subscribe to see more videos like this one every day of the week. Click here to subscribe: https://bit.ly/3hxN7d5

Published: 27th Sep 2022 11:00:03   By: Great Home Ideas

DIY Video: Salmon Gado Gado | FOOD | Great Home Ideas


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Gado Gado is a salad that’s the lightest and freshest way to enjoy Indonesian food. Unlike most salads, you arrange the ingredients rather than mixing them together. Traditionally it would be topped with an egg, but with the most amazing, fresh local salmon at his disposal, Fast Ed’s version is sure to become an instant classic in your house. Welcome to Great Home Ideas, where you’ll find inspiring home makeovers, delicious recipes, quick & easy DIY projects, design & gardening ideas, plus hints, tips, how tos and advice on pets, health, tech and more. Check out our channel & subscribe to see more videos like this one every day of the week. Click here to subscribe: https://bit.ly/3hxN7d5

Published: 26th Sep 2022 11:45:00   By: Great Home Ideas

DIY Video: Hidden Gems of The Central West | TRAVEL | Great Home Ideas


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Johanna and Graham are continuing their epic journey through the Central West of New South Wales…and they’ve uncovered some real hidden gems. Johanna visits the ‘Balloon Capital of Australia’, Canowindra, to get some insider tips from a very charming local. With a local brewery, street art and lots of other fun pit-stops in between, this is one road trip to add to your bucket list. Welcome to Great Home Ideas, where you’ll find inspiring home makeovers, delicious recipes, quick & easy DIY projects, design & gardening ideas, plus hints, tips, how tos and advice on pets, health, tech and more. Check out our channel & subscribe to see more videos like this one every day of the week. Click here to subscribe: https://bit.ly/3hxN7d5

Published: 25th Sep 2022 10:15:00   By: Great Home Ideas

Business Video: ECB's Kazaks: 75 Bps Hike 'Appropriate' for October


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European Central Bank Governing Council Member and Bank of Latvia Governor Martins Kazaks sees the central bank getting to the "upper side" of neutral by the end of the year and says a discussion about QT should start now on "Bloomberg Surveillance Early Edition."

Published: 29th Sep 2022 10:46:23   By: Bloomberg Markets and Finance

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss faces a question of credibility with investors as the nation deals with a self-inflicted financial crisis that threatens to accelerate the economy's dive into recession. Philip Aldrick reports on Bloomberg Television.

Published: 29th Sep 2022 10:08:49   By: Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Business Video: Truss Defends Tax Cuts as 'Right Plan' for UK


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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke in support of her fiscal package of unfunded tax cuts on local BBC Radio Thursday amid market fallout that sent the pound and gilts tumbling. Lizzy Burden reports on Bloomberg Television.

Published: 29th Sep 2022 09:20:48   By: Bloomberg Markets and Finance

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Porsche CEO Oliver Blume discusses the automaker's trading debut and further potential spinoffs for Volkswagen AG with Tom Mackenzie on "Bloomberg Surveillance Early Edition."

Published: 29th Sep 2022 09:04:08   By: Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Business Video: BOE Rescue Won't Stop Gilt Yields Moving Higher: NatWest


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The Bank of England's decision to buy gilts and stabilize the tumultuous market won't stop yields rising, according to Imogen Bachra, head of UK rates strategy at NatWest. "They only bought one billion yesterday, which leaves them just about 60 billion left of maximum purchases over the next two weeks, which doesn't even fully offset the balance sheet rundown that they're planning from when they do actually start QT," Bachra said on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

Published: 29th Sep 2022 08:46:41   By: Bloomberg Markets and Finance

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