Bridgestone Invests in $300 Million Green Autonomous Driving Project

Bridgestone Invests in $300 Million Green Autonomous Driving Project

Bridgestone Corp. has invested in Tier IV, an open-source Autoware autonomous driving operating system as part of the Green Innovation Fund Projects (GI Fund) for research and development of autonomous driving software platforms. Through the Green Autonomous Driving (AD) Project, TIER IV aims to achieve 100 times higher energy efficiency than the currently deployed technology for autonomous vehicles, Bridgestone says.

Leveraging the partnership with Bridgestone, Sompo Holdings and Yamaha Motor, Tier IV plans to accelerate its business through collaborations. With Bridgestone, Tier 4 plans to conduct testing, verification and validation of autonomous vehicles.

The Japanese government established the GI Fund at a scale of $15 billion, with the goal to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Tier IV was accepted to the GI Fund’s program, Microautonomy – Creating Collectively Scalable Autonomous Driving Systems.”

Microautonomy is a concept of software platforms, in which open technology components can be combined adaptively under given timing constraints to build affordable autonomous vehicles in a dependable manner.

You May Also Like

Radar Tires signs multi-year contract with Singapore Golf Association

Omni United said this partnership with SGA is part of its commitment to nurturing upcoming talent in Singapore.

Radar-Tyres-SGA

Omni United, under its flagship, Radar Tires brand, has signed a multi-year contract with the Singapore Golf Association (SGA). Under this partnership, touring professionals who have previously represented Singapore at an elite amateur level and recently turned professional will receive financial support for their training and competition-related expenses as they embark on the early stages of their professional careers, Omni United said.

Yokohama to supply Geolandar tires as OE on Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs

Geolandar X-CV and Geolandar A/T G31 tires are being supplied for the 250 series Land Cruiser.

Yokohama-Geolander
Apollo Tyres begins Piccadilly marketing for Vredestein Ultrac Pro tire

The animation will include periodic takeovers of the entire digital Piccadilly Circus billboard, which is the largest digital advertising display in Europe.

Vredestein_Apollo-marketing-display-1400
GRI ‘Green x Circle’ initiative in Sri Lanka meant to empower women

The company said these endeavors aimed to address diverse needs of the community, focusing on both women empowerment and youth motivation.

GRI-Empowering-Women
Gallery: Turbo Wholesale Tire open house

Highlights from this year’s annual Turbo Wholesale Tires open house event, which featured a trade show, dinner and buyers event.

Turbo-Wholesale-Tires-open-house-raffle

Other Posts

Ascot Supply Corp. promotes Mark Paquette to vice president

Paquette will work under the direction of current President David Kessler and officially begin his new role on June 3.

Mark-Paquette-Ascot-Supply
TIA applauds EPA study on crumb rubber infill for sports

The study concluded that differences in measurements between players using fields with crumb rubber infill and those using grass fields were negligible.

Roy-Littlefield
Apollo Tyres commissions new tulip variant for 15th anniversary of Vredestein acquisition

The “Kanwar Tulip” has purple petals, which Apollo executives say echo the primary hue of the Apollo Tyres logo.

apollo-tyres-tulip-variant-vredestein
Continental celebrates U.S. tire manufacturing plant anniversaries

Continental is celebrating five years in Clinton, MS, 10 years in Sumter, SC and 50 years in Mount Vernon, IL plants.

Continental_clinton-manufacturing-plant