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Pirelli X New Tire Development Stimulator

Pirelli’s new tire development stimulator reducing lead times by 30% and enhancing sustainability

Pirelli’s new tire simulator, recently introduced at the company’s renowned research and development division in Milan, will reduce development time, as well as the number of physical prototypes needed to create a finished product. The advances achieved by this simulator will further enhance the close working partnerships between the Italian firm and the world’s best-known car manufacturers. The new simulator aims to accelerate development cycles and testing, which will reduce lead times and lead to faster development processes between Pirelli and key producers of prestige and premium vehicles. Courtesy of this cutting-edge technology, Pirelli has achieved a 30% reduction in average development time for new tires, both for the road and motorsports, thanks to the faster assessment of virtual prototypes produced for different car models. The new simulator makes it possible for different development parameters to be remodeled rapidly, leading to a faster exchange of digital information between Pirelli and the world’s car manufacturers.

The new simulator is the latest installment in Pirelli’s far-reaching digitalization strategy.

Compared to traditional development methods, the simulator allows the virtual model of any car, either supplied by the manufacturer or produced internally, to be quickly programmed into the system while
design and development work can also be carried out on the manufacturer’s own simulator. This means that tire development lead times remain in step with those of the cars that they are destined for, an important factor as new vehicle models are coming out more frequently in recent years. Moreover, the use of a simulator to maximize the virtual development phase means that the number of physical prototypes used is reduced, which supports Pirelli’s sustainability policy by minimizing the resulting impact on the environment.

Formula 1 technology takes to the road

Advanced simulation has already been used for more than 10 years during the design and development of Formula 1 and other motorsports tires. This new simulator technology, paired with the rich experience of
Pirelli’s research and development department, which is also being utilized for consumer tires.

The simulator is produced by VI-grade and consists of a 210-degree panoramic screen, 24.6 feet in diameter, which visually reproduces a wide range of different driving conditions, roads, and circuits. At the heart of the system is a static car equipped with various active technologies to accurately reproduce the sensations that any driver would feel in a real car, including the seat, steering wheel, seat belts, and different shaker systems, which precisely replicate the movements of the suspension and engine.

The whole process is coordinated by a control room, which can program the simulator to reproduce the different technical specifications of any tire or car. The results are carefully logged, measuring the interaction between the tire and the “road.” as well as all other parameters relevant to tire behavior. This data can then be added to the subjective impressions felt by the test “driver.” The important work carried out on this simulator can be integrated with the dynamic simulator project (designed to reproduce lateral and longitudinal accelerations, as well as rotations) which will be installed at Politecnico di Milano. Pirelli has enjoyed a long collaboration with this institution, carrying out test work complementary to all the activities at the company’s own research and the development center in Milan.

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Introducing Rising Rapper Fredo Bang

Buzzing Louisiana rapper, Fredo Bang, makes Def Jam debut with “Oouuh” and “Gangsta Talk“. Here is what major players of the Hip-Hop industry think about him.

“With the 2015 arrest that threatened to derail his rising career now decidedly in the rearview, Fredo is back with a newfound sense of purpose: more viral, more hardworking, and more determined to advance than ever before.”
– Fader

New Gen Winter 2019
“His city’s favored up-and-comer and its most versatile rising act. Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies; the success of ‘Oouuh’ proves he has a one-of-a-kind ability to reach all sides of the hip-hop and R&B spectrum.”
-Hypebeast

“Known for his tales of life in the streets, the rapper behind records like “Story to Tell” and “Oouuh” shows just how it goes down in his hometown”

-XXL

About Fredo Bang

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Fredo Bang started to record music in 2013 when he was 15-years-old. Tragedy struck a year later with the loss of his best friend, who was a local rapper in the neighborhood. Since then, the rising star used the nickname that his best friend had given him and hit the ground running. In 2016, Fredo was jailed for attempted murder. Things looked dim. But in 2018, Fredo was released on parole after taking a 7-year sentence, and released his 2 Face Bang album, taking his city by storm. He became an overnight sensation. A series of catchy songs like “Shootas On The Roof” and “Father” amassed millions of views, but it was Fredo’s breakout song “OOUUH” that propelled him to be an artist to watch, with the record getting significant radio play and video views on BET & REVOLT. With over 130 million streams across all platforms, Fredo Bang is ready to bust out of Baton Rouge and take the industry by storm.

Transparency Collection

Last night, Reebok Classic celebrated its new Alter The Icons ‘Transparency’ collection by creating and hosting a one-night-only ice-skating party in the heart of Manhattan. Evolving Reebok’s Alter The Icons platform that hacks the brand’s heritage styles to create fresh new renditions, the unexpected urban setting featured appearances from musicians Tayla Parx, Childish Major and DJ’s Amira and Kayla.

Designed to reflect our increasingly open and connected world, The Alter The Icons ‘Transparency’ collection brings truth to iconic silhouettes through experimentation with transparent materials that expose layers of classic design.

True to the theme of transparency, a custom ice rink took center stage at the event, surrounded by frozen sculptures and 360-degree video projections, bringing the essence of the collection to life. Star skaters from Harlem Youth Ice Hockey and Harlem Figure Skating surprised guests with on-ice performances.

The ‘Transparency’ collection features new takes on Reebok’s men’s, women’s, and kids’ Classic Leather, Workout Plus and Club C silhouettes, each of which are stripped down to their core and overlaid with transparent uppers. By rebuilding the classics and remixing them with transparent materials, the icon takes on a new dimension, uncovering a moment of truth through layers of detail.

The FW19 Alter The Icons ‘Transparency’ collection is now available in stores and online at Reebok.com and across the Foot Locker family of brands including Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports, both in stores and online, including Eastbay.com.

Big Willie Robinson: “Larger Than Life”

LA Times Studios today launched “Larger Than Life,” a docu-series about legendary Los Angeles street racer Big Willie Robinson. Reported and hosted by Times staff writer Daniel Miller, the seven-part podcast series tells the true story of a street racer who united Los Angeles — but left behind a tangle of questions. Watch the trailer here.

In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts Riots, a legendary character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to bring people together, across race and class. Big Willie, a 6-foot-6, muscle-bound gearhead, used street racing to heal a city torn apart by violence. Cops and criminals, movie stars and miscreants, even Crips and Bloods — out at the drag strip, Big Willie could get them all to see eye to eye.

His street diplomacy eased racial tensions and united L.A. But what caused Big Willie to fade into obscurity? Exploring the life and legacy of L.A.’s “King of the Street,” the series shares never-before-revealed details uncovered through Miller’s investigative work, as well as personal stories from Willie’s inner circle, including members of the International Brotherhood of Street Racers.

The first two episodes are available now, everywhere podcasts are available (AppleSpotifyStitcher), with episodes dropping each week. Listeners can also discover bonus content for each episode on latimes.com, including exclusive footage, images and more. An essay about the project by Daniel Miller will be available in the Sunday edition of the newspaper on July 14.

Ram Heavy Duty / Jeep Gladiator

Jeep and Ram brands both set full-year records in 2018 with sales up 17% and 7%, respectively. Both brands are poised to continue that momentum with the the return of a truck to Jeep’s lineup and the latest Ram HD that has once again set the benchmark for performance, capability, technology and luxury. 

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment with a towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. and a payload capacity of 7,680 lbs. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

     The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine’s torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. An all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance and driver comfort during start/stop operations.

The eTorque system’s hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting or when the engine is decelerating.

The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Global Medium Engine architecture family and features Double Over Head Camshafts (DOHC), dual independent camshaft timing and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (C-EGR) system. This is the first time that the combined use of a twin-scroll turbocharger, C-EGR system, Central Direct Injection and the independent liquid cooling intake of air, throttle body and turbo have been employed together. This combination of technologies enables the high levels of performance and reduces fuel consumption.  

Direct injection, coupled with turbocharging, enables more efficient combustion and increased performance. The 2.0-liter I-4 engine’s fuel pump supplies the engine’s 2,900-psi high-pressure common-rail injection system. These high pressures produce better fuel atomization and allow for more precise fuel delivery than port fuel-injected systems, which in turn improves both performance and efficiency.

A variable displacement two-stage oil pump provides high oil pressure under high speed and load, but switches to a low-pressure mode for improved fuel economy during typical driving conditions. The piston cooling jet operation is managed by the two-stage oil pump to enhance fuel economy under normal driving conditions while improving durability under demanding, high-load engine operation. A large capacity oil cooler extends the oil change interval and ensures engine durability.

The cast aluminum alloy cylinder head features a central injector and high tumble intake ports. This combination provides increased charge motion and balanced airflow for improved fuel efficiency and performance. Cast-aluminum pistons with a 10:1 compression ratio have four valve pockets to accommodate the dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system. Each cylinder bore is fitted with gallery-mounted piston oil squirters to limit piston temperatures, reduce spark knock and increase piston durability.  

The 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a low-pressure, sand cast-aluminum block with cast-in iron liners. The bore diameter is 84 mm and the stroke is 90 mm. Total displacement is 1,995 cc.

A water-cooled, integrated exhaust manifold helps reduce turbo inlet temperatures while providing increased engine reliability.

An inverted tooth primary chain drives both the intake and exhaust camshafts and minimizes noise. Camshafts are robotically assembled using hollow shafts and have polished cam journals to reduce weight and improve durability for start-stop engine operation. The use of hollow shafts provides a 3.5 lbs. weight reduction when compared to an equivalent solid shaft.  

Select-fit main and rod bearings enable reduced clearances to help lower system oil demand and oil pumping effort. In addition, floating piston pins utilize Diamond Like Coating (DLC) for reduced friction.

The ignition system includes a high-energy ignition coil for better fuel efficiency and precious-metal spark plugs with iridium and platinum provide lasting durability. Located in the center of the cam cover, the spark plugs are easily accessible when service is required. Sodium-filled exhaust valves and plasma-coated piston rings also help extend the engine’s life and bolster durability.

DAYDREAM MASI × “STARDUST”

DAYDREAM MASI PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “STARDUST”

NEW PROJECT SLOW RAGE DUE OUT SOON

OHIO-BRED ARTIST TO PERFORM AT SMOKIN GROOVES FEST ON 6/15

 

Emerging singer/rapper/songwriter/producer daydream Masi has shared a magnetic and moody new single called “Stardust.” Released via Interscope Records, “Stardust” is available now through all digital retailers.

Listen to “Stardust” by daydream Masi HERE

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, daydream Masi merges hip-hop, soul, R&B, and electronic music into a lush yet bold sound that defies all genre boundaries. On “Stardust,” the 21-year-old artist dreams up a smooth but unpredictable sonic palette, unfolding in airy textures and ominous beats, subtly sweet melodies and jagged distortion.

Last month, daydream Masi made his Interscope debut with “Nightlife,” a hazy and hypnotic track built on tropically inspired production. Now at work on a full-length project titled Slow Rage, he aims to instill a certain sense of emotional purpose into each song he creates.

“I always write something for someone,” says daydream Masi. “It’s rare [that] I’m writing songs for no reason. I’m always thinking of someone in my mind when I’m creating music and the vibe I can give them, the vibe shared together.”

On June 15, daydream Masi will take the stage at Smokin Grooves Fest in Long Beach, CA. Headlined by Usher and Erykah Badu, the festival also includes performances by artists like Ella Mai, Common, Kali Uchis, and The Pharcyde. Go here for more info.

About daydream Masi:

Born and raised in Akron, daydream Masi grew up in a musically inclined family and began to release his own material around the age of 17. Along with mining inspiration from the inventive artistry of Childish Gambino and Kanye West, he’s continually focused on bringing both raw sensitivity and purposeful world-building to his music — a dynamic he defines as “emotional escapism.” Prior to signing with Interscope, daydream Masi caught buzz with self-released songs like “Marguerite” (a track that’s now amassed over 446K streams on SoundCloud) and “Eucalyptus Tree” (now at over 245K streams).

For more info on daydream Masi, visit:

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Meg The Stallion drops cover art and track listing for “Fever”

With her forthcoming project, “Fever” slated to drop May 17 via 1501 Certified / 300 Entertainment, Megan Thee Stallion is poised to be the next huge hip hop artist.

The Houston based artist has graced every one to watch list you can think of and has gotten praise from Pitchfork, FADER, Billboard, Refinery29 and more and was named First Lady of 300 Entertainment by COMPLEX Magazine.

Her hit single, “Big Ole Freak” blew up alongside her EP, Tina Snow, which debuted at number 11 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and is currently top 20 at Urban Radio. “Big Ole Freak” has accumulated 55MM streams to date with “Freak Nasty” at 14MM streams, and “Sex Talk” at 7MM streams.
With her forthcoming project, “Fever” introducing her college partying persona AKA “Hot Girl Meg”, in the words of FADER, “this summer’s about to be a smokin’ hot one.”

Yoshi Flower releases New Song and Video

Yoshi Flower comes back with the latest track “Validation”, out now on Rock Mafia/Interscope Records. Earlier this year Paper Magazine named Yoshi Flower as one of their 100 names worth getting to know in advance. Check out the video shot in Southern California, HERE

The up-tempo, electronic/trap tune begins with Yoshi delicately singing “you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see,” however, the song is not as sweet as his voice sounds. His lyrics debate the constant feeling we seek out more than ever in the era of social media – “validation.” Although the internet allows us to easily connect with others and access endless information, the dark side can be unsettling. Yoshi goes on to sing “I just spent a ticket on these new dress clothes, you’re not impressed though…just searching for validation…” The nostalgic visual, directed by Alex McDonnell, serves as a metaphor for how everything comes full circle. We’re all on a constant ride of wanting acceptance from one another. Yoshi ends the track the way he began, singing, “but you don’t need no validation. Baby ‘cause, you’re so beautiful to me, can’t you see.”

Last year Yoshi Flower signed to Interscope Records, released his debut mixtape titled, American Raver, toured with blackbear, Elohim, SG Lewis and opened for Dua Lipa. This year, he played his first 5-city headline tour, a string of showcases at SXSW and just last week, wrapped up a sold-out tour opening for K-Rap group, Epik High. Additionally, he released “Dirty Water,” which premiered on HYPEBEAST and led to L’Officiel calling the track a “demonstrative of Flower’s ability to transcend multiple genres of music, as he continues to elevate his eclectic sound by blending hip hop with electronic-pop, creating music that is not only of the moment but is uniquely his.” Yoshi continues to work on new music and is set to play Lollapalooza in August.

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2019 BUICK ENVISION

by Vaughn Lowery x Tara McDonough

As of late, we had the chance to witness some of the most brilliant talent in Division 1 college basketball conquer the court during March Madness. Exactly like we saw Gonzaga and Texas Tech soar during the championship, we are seeing a fresh new imprint emerge within the auto industry, Buick. State of the art technology at an arms reach coupled with a feisty yet responsive 2.5L 4-cylnder engine. Starting at $32,990, the Buick’s Envision is certainly poised to become a leader within the luxury compact SUV market, sprinting towards perfect with the manufacturer’s potent DNA underneath it’s skin.

PERFORMANCE
The Buick Envision’s 2.0L turbo engine offers increased vehicle performance of 252 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine and transmission updates produce 0-60 mph acceleration just under a half-second quicker than the 2018 model. The nine-speed automatic transmission matched with 2.0L turbo models and single-rate brake booster allows for improved overall performance which requires less effort. This model highlights a few firsts for Buick such as its first crossover vehicle application of HiPer Strut front suspension and first Active Twin Clutch AWD system.

EXTERIOR
New front and rear fascias, new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs and grille design set this Buick apart from its predecessors. Efficiency-enhancing features including active grille shutters and a structure incorporating mass-reducing high-strength steel, and an aluminum hood. The frame is offered in Envision, Preferred, Essence, Premium I and Premium II trims – in FWD and AWD configurations. Lighting upgrades across all trims include HID headlights standard on 2.5L models, bi-functional LED headlamps on 2.0L turbo models and LED wing signature lights on every model.

INTERIOR
The Buick Envision cabin is made up of Dark Galvanized leather-appointed seats with Ebony interior. Front seats are power-adjustable in eight ways and the sliding, 60/40-split rear seat offers the flexibility of more legroom for those occupying the second row. Also available for the second row are kneeling cushions which enable a flatter load floor while he seat is folded. The interior is equipped with tri-zone climate control with rear-seat controls. These features combined with an in in-vehicle air ionizer for better air quality and active noise cancellation makes the Buick the perfect ride. For easy usage, Buick implements their first english stop/start deactivation switch and passive entry and push-button start with standard remote start

TECHNOLOGY
The Buick shines even brighter when it comes to its new tech enhancements. Accompanying standard inclusions such as heated and ventilated seating, a premium bose sound system, voice command and WiFi hotspot, the Envision implements next-generation wireless charging with wattage capability for fast and efficient charging. Another stand out is the Teen Driver feature which allows parents to set controls, review driving habits and encourage safe driving habits even when they are not in the vehicle.

SAFETY
Premium trims include the Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Following Distance Indicator. Also included are Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and the Driver Confidence Package, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Surround Vision and Front Automatic Braking.

Look no further in your search for a top of the line SUV; the Buick Envision combines scientific advances with luxury and comfort in this new model. This sleek front runner caters to all levels of drivers from beginners to experts looking for the latest in the auto industry, going beyond expectations.

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KIM VIERA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HERE FOR YA

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kim Viera releases her brand new single “Here For Ya” today in both English and Spanglish.

Listen to “Here For Ya”: HERE

The track is powered by a throwback beat and sultry production, building toward a seismic and soaring refrain carried by Kim’s powerhouse voice. The two versions in English and Spanglish speak to her worldwide appeal.

In many ways, Kim Viera was destined to merge cultures in her music. Growing up of Puerto Rican descent in an artist-friendly New York household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more. Yearly vacations in Puerto Rico represented that balance as the travel mixtape spanned Selena, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, La India, Sia, Brandy, and Whitney Houston. A vocal powerhouse, she made her introduction on viral hits alongside YouTube mega-star Kurt Schneider in between writing for superstars such as Lil Wayne. In 2016, she landed a major label deal with Republic Records and made waves by contributing “Tribe” to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 3. This anthem quickly clocked 1.8 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style and set fire with her single “Como” feat. Daddy Yankee. It exploded as an international smash with 40.8 million cumulative streams and counting, while the music video surpassed 24 million views in under a year. Meanwhile, she garnered acclaim from Billboard and NPR who pegged it among “Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week, upon release, setting the stage for her 2019 anthem “Here For Ya.”

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