Akron, Ohio - CIO magazine has awarded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company a 2006 CIO 100 award for its virtual design technology, which has facilitated the success of several award-winning new tyres.
To shorten product development cycles and reduce costs, Goodyear now designs and tests tyres virtually using a "massively parallel cluster" with hundreds of processors, a capability made possible through the company's unique partnership with Sandia National Laboratories. The result is Goodyear's rapid-fire launch of innovative new products, said Goodyear.
"Computational analysis tools have completely changed the way we develop tyres," said Joseph Gingo, Goodyear's executive vice president, quality systems and chief technical officer. "It has created a distinct competitive advantage for Goodyear, as we can deliver more innovative new tyres to market in a shorter time frame."
The award will be presented at an event in California on 20 August by Stephanie Wernet
Vice President, Information Technology & CIO, at Goodyear.
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Press release from Goodyear