DETROIT -- Tire makers are doing a slow burn because Washington is spinning its wheels on the debate over tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), rubber industry insiders say. “For tire pressure warning, we would expect that we may need to redesign some tires so that they can carry a greater load at lower pressures,” says James C. Whiteley, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. vice president-global product and process quality. The Rubber Manufacturers Assn. (RMA) says such performance ...

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