October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and one of the platforms through which the department engages directly with its stakeholders. The specific objectives of October Transport Month include the promotion of greater awareness of road safety behaviour for both drivers and pedestrians.
Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear’s latest Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the award-winning Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, utilises innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise.
Key to the tyre’s breadth of ability is Goodyear’s development of a highly-refined compound that combines wet weather capabilities without sacrificing endurance or dry handling performance. Thanks to a contact patch designed to extend when braking, the tyre’s contact with the road increases to a level more usually associated with a track tyre, resulting in wet stopping distances which are a significant 4 percent shorter compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.
Goodyear’s efforts to optimise performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted. The resultant crisp, precise turn-in, higher grip levels and efficient, clean acceleration facilitate an improvement in dry handling. Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience.
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5was also recently awarded the first place in the prestigious Auto Bild allrad summer tyre test, leaving the competition behind by delivering the shortest combined braking distance on dry and wet surfaces. Auto Bild allrad also complemented the tyre on its overall performance, sporty handling and precise steering.