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Goodyear airless tire spec’d on JTA autonomous shuttles

Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The company says for the past three years, Goodyear and Local Motors have tested an Olli shuttle supported by the NPT at Goodyear testing facilities and

Putting together a solid truck tire service program is a marathon, not a sprint

If the engine is the beating heart of the truck, and the telematics system its brain, then the tires are the legs, enabling it to complete its runs day in and day out. Like any good runner, you can’t expect to make good time on your runs, or complete them incident-free, without a good care

Goodyear unveils intelligent tire solution for last-mile delivery

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced its first tire intelligence solution for cargo van fleets, Goodyear SightLine, which uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time. Goodyear’s proprietary predictive maintenance technologies can help to address many challenges facing drivers and fleet managers today, including predicting breakdowns, minimizing downtime and monitoring

Goodyear, Voyomotive partner on tire monitoring solutions

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is collaborating with Voyomotive, a connected car technology company, to pilot tire monitoring solutions for more efficient operation of vehicles in the U.S. This service is being provided to Voyomotive consumer and fleet customers. This Goodyear-enabled service captures and analyzes relevant tire performance data to detect slow loss of

Cooper Tire’s Gary Schroeder talks Goodyear deal, new tires and the road ahead

Raise your hand if you saw the Goodyear acquisition of Cooper Tire coming? It was just one of the latest surprising industry announcements in a year full of surprises. A lot has changed since we talked with Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s global truck and bus tire business, for our executive interview in February

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire for approx. $2.8B

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will acquire the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion. The transaction will expand Goodyear’s product offering by combining two portfolios of complementary brands, Goodyear says, adding that it will also create a stronger U.S.-based manufacturer with an increased

Goodyear Ventures invests in TuSimple

Goodyear Ventures has added TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company, to its investment portfolio. TuSimple operates self-driving trucks out of its facilities in Arizona, Texas, China, Japan and Europe using an ecosystem made up of digital maps, strategic terminals and an autonomous fleet operations system. TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready Level 4 autonomous driving solutions,

Goodyear, ConMet partner on combined commercial tire/wheel hub analytics solution

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and ConMet say they have partnered to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends. The companies say the goal is to allow fleets to remotely monitor their vehicles in real time, automate insights and make better

Goodyear, SafeAI partner on tire intelligence for autonomous vehicles

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and SafeAI have entered a strategic relationship to incorporate tire intelligence into the programming of autonomous heavy equipment vehicles. Through an integration with the SafeAI autonomous ecosystem, the companies say they will exchange site data to protect tire health, eliminate downtime and contribute to a smarter, safer standard for

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Goodyear introduces three new commercial tires during virtual conference

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced several new product lines to be launched in 2021 during its virtual customer conference held Dec. 7. The new tires are intended for the long-haul, regional/urban and mixed service segments. Fuel Max LHD 2 Goodyear is launching the new Fuel Max LHD 2 in early 2021 for long-haul

Goodyear launches Fleet Central interactive portal

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched Fleet Central, a new interactive portal that the company says is designed to help fleets maximize efficiencies for their tires. The dashboard allows users to view information at a total fleet level all the way down to a specific vehicle, tire or service event in real time.

Goodyear, TuSimple collaborate on autonomous freight vehicles

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has entered a strategic relationship with TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). As part of this collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks. Additionally, Goodyear and