Tyres will play a greater role in self-driving vehicles

Tyres will play a greater role in self-driving vehicles

Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tyreThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company says tyres will play a more significant role as the primary link to the road as self-driving cars and trucks see the reduction of driver interaction and intervention.

It has unveiled two concept tyres at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show that could reshape the future for autonomous cars.

There are two concepts: the first being the spherical-shaped Eagle 360 is designed to feature manoeuvrability, connectivity and biomimicry for independent mobility.

The second concept tyre is called the IntelliGrip, featuring advanced sensor and treadwear technology, a solution for the earlier adoption of self-driving vehicles.

Both tyres kept safety in mind, which according to recent studies is a crucial concern among consumers around autonomous vehicles.

The two concept tyres reflect Goodyear’s focus on anticipating the rapidly evolving needs of its customers.

“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tyres will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” says Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer Joseph Zekoski.

“Goodyear’s concept tyres play a dual role in that future, both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and test beds for next-generation technologies,” he says.

For more information on the Eagle-360, check out the following video:

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