The Eagle-360 is a spherical tire designed with key features of maneuverability, connectivity and biomimicry, Goodyear said. The IntelliGrip concept tire, a solution for early adoption of self-driving cars, features advanced sensor and treadwear technology, the tiremaker said.
“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tires will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” said Joseph Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer. “Goodyear’s concept tires play a dual role in that future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and testbeds for next-generation technologies.”
While the two tires are future concepts, they represent an essential aspect of Goodyear’s innovation strategy and vision for smart and safe mobility, Zekoski said.