The Michelin Group has acquired RoadBotics, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company specializing in road infrastructure images analysis. Founded in 2016, RoadBotics leverages artificial intelligence to analyze visual data collected on roads by cameras (mainly smartphones). Due to RoadBotics’ computer vision know-how, the images are transformed into actionable insights which help road managers to identify priority maintenance areas. With
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
Next Century Ventures (NCV), the corporate venture capital arm of Nexen Tire, announced that it has invested in May Mobility. Founded in the U.S. in 2017, May Mobility works with cities and private entities across the U.S. and Japan to deploy autonomous vehicles that bridge gaps in transportation, including routes in Michigan, Indiana and Texas,
Some say it’s crazy to think about self-driving cars becoming commonplace. But elements of automotive autonomy are fast being applied to nearly all new cars. And how the tires interact with the future driverless car is critical. It’s all about connections… Even with electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, tires represent the four contact points with
In line with Bridgestone’s tagline, “Solutions for Your Journey,” President and CEO Paolo Ferrari reviewed how Bridgestone is providing both dealers and consumers solutions in an evolving mobility landscape.
The partnership is meant to enhance efficiency and safety for semi-trucks while also reducing carbon impact.
The collaboration will allow Einride to collect new layers of safety and efficiency-related data from Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tires while enabling Bridgestone to integrate its mobility technologies into Einride’s onboard vehicle platforms.
An electric vehicle’s heavy weight and noise reduction, among other factors, differentiate it and its tires from other vehicles.
The tire industry, in particular, is pushing to establish sustainability strategies, based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) management.
For the past three years, Goodyear and Local Motors have tested an Olli shuttle that drives on Goodyear’s airless tires at its testing facilities.
The partnership will allow Bridgestone to integrate its smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s level 4 autonomous trucks.
TuSimple is developing commercial-ready Level 4 autonomous driving solutions, the company says.