Goodyear Expands Innovation Network to Silicon Valley

Automotive Press Releases Friday September 29, 2017 13:27
Bangkok--29 Sep--ABM
  • New office focused on technology collaborations with automakers, startups
  • Goodyear sees opportunities to advance tire performance on autonomous vehicles

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has opened its first office in the Silicon Valley to connect with automakers, suppliers and mobility-related startups working on the next generations of vehicles and service models.

The company's initial focus areas for its Silicon Valley office are to optimize tires and service solutions for autonomous vehicles and ride sharing fleets; to utilize tire and vehicle data to plan for tire replacement and service; and to connect with leaders in the automotive industry to accelerate its own innovation platforms.

"People don't immediately associate tires with the digital transformation in the automotive industry," said Chris Helsel, Goodyear's chief technology officer. "But we see an unprecedented opportunity for tire electronics and information systems to improve vehicle performance, safety and, ultimately, the consumer experience."

As an innovation leader in the global tire industry, Goodyear has nearly 120 years of tire and vehicle expertise and knowledge, ranging from passenger vehicles and commercial trucks to aircraft and earthmovers.

The new Goodyear office is located in Sunnyvale, Calif., at the Plug and Play Tech Center, the world's largest global technology accelerator and venture fund. Goodyear is a founding member of Plug and Play's mobility platform, launched in 2016.

"Our goal is to build smarter, connected products and services for future generations of vehicles and business models," said Helsel. "We are open for business in the Silicon Valley to connect with the best and brightest thinkers around the future of mobility."

Goodyear's Silicon Valley office is an extension of the company's global innovation network that includes innovation centers, development centers and tire proving grounds around the world. The network also includes open innovation partnerships with numerous customers, suppliers, governments and universities.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.


Latest Press Release

Honda Unveils Innovation The Worlds First Two-Wheeled Hybrid Powered by Li-ion Battery Made for Joyful Ride and Higher Fuel Economy with New Honda PCX Hybrid Available this August

Honda motorcycle has officially unveiled its innovation of pride, New PCX Hybrid, the world's first two-wheeled hybrid powered by Li-ion Battery. A test ride will be held for Thai media to have a first-hand experience on the powerful hybrid power that...

Mitsubishi Attrage Limited Edition Debuts with Enhanced Design

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd. today announced a Limited Edition model for Mitsubishi Attrage, bringing a full range of special variant city cars designed to appeal to drivers who desire style, confidence and superior driving...

Mercedes-Benz excites Customers with the astonishing LOCAL PRODUCTION Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupereleased with Performance and Utility at 4.69 Million Baht

Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited answers the expectations of customers who love speed and style with the local production of GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe. The second LOCAL PRODUCTION model from Mercedes-AMG is positioned as a new contender in the category of...

Continentals Amata City Plant Celebrates 10 Years as a Mainstay in the Asian Market

- Technology company produces injectors and high-pressure pumps for modern diesel engines in the factory in Thailand - Growth region features steady diesel market share of almost 50 percent Continental's Amata City plant is celebrating an important...

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Hands Over Grand Prize to Mitsu Happy Festival 2017s Winner

Mr. Egathi Rattana-Aree, Executive Vice President of Domestic Sales Unit and After Sales Unit, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (4th from right) congratulated and presented the grand prize of Mitsubishi Mirage to Mrs. Nuchanai Saemar (2nd from...

Related Topics