Goodyear, Plus team up for autonomous trucks

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on August 23 announced a strategic collaboration with Plus (formerly, a global provider of self-driving truck technology.

Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tyres, will further enhance transportation efficiency and safety for semi-trucks powered by Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology while also reducing carbon impact, said a press release.

“Tyres are the only thing on a vehicle that touches the ground and it’s this critical position that can help us enable future mobility solutions like autonomous transportation,” said Mr Chris Helsel, SVP Global Operations & CTO of Goodyear.”

He added: “With our leadership in products and innovation, Goodyear is supporting efficient fleet operations and is pleased to drive more possibilities for the logistics industry with Plus.”

Mr Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-founder of Plus, said: “The collaboration between Plus and Goodyear enables us to leverage both companies’ innovative fuel efficiency technologies, and harness these to further improve the performance of autonomous trucks.”.