Low Aspect Ratio Passenger Car Tire from a Vehicle Manufacturer's Point of View 650154

This paper is concerned with “low aspect ratio”* passenger car tires, the development and testing program prior to their acceptance for general use, and the overall characteristics of these tires from a vehicle manufacturer's standpoint.
The paper presents a general review of the evolution of the pneumatic tire, and the importance of the tire/vehicle system approach in solving tire/wheel and chassis development problems. The paper also gives a brief report of the progress being made to establish uniform, industry-wide standards for tires, and for rim uniformity grading machines.


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