Bridgestone Americas has made a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, a U.S.-based self-driving trucking company. The partnership will allow Bridgestone to integrate its smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks. The companies will also pilot future autonomous and smart tire technologies to further enhance vehicle intelligence and advance toward a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable mobility future.
Kodiak moves freight autonomously for its customers using its fleet of Level 4 self-driving long-haul trucks in the state of Texas with a safety driver on board. Together, Kodiak and Bridgestone will be able to link vehicle-based and smart-sensing tire technologies to improve vehicle safety, fleet efficiency and the next generation of autonomous trucking solutions, the companies say.