Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Goodyear Reveal Concept Tyres Developed Specifically for Autonomous Cars
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has revealed two innovative new concept tyres at the ongoing 86th Geneva International Motor Show that could literally reshape the future for autonomous cars.
The concepts: the spherical-shaped Eagle-360 – a future-oriented tyre – was designed with key features of manoeuvrability, connectivity and biomimicry for autonomous mobility, while the IntelliGrip, featuring advanced sensor and tread wear technology, is a solution for the earlier adoption of self-driving vehicles.
Both tyres are designed with safety in mind, which according to recent studies, is a key concern among consumers around autonomous vehicles.
Although these tyres are future concepts, they represent an essential aspect of Goodyear’s innovation strategy and its vision for smart and safe mobility, as elaborated by Joseph Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer.
Additional details on the two concept tyres are as below: