Goodyear announces new AV tire supply deals

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear has struck tire supply deals with two autonomous vehicle (AV) developers in a bid to increase its insight into tire development for this emerging transportation mode.

The supply contracts are with Local Motors Inc., a Chandler, Arizona-based “ground mobility” company, and Sales-Lentz Group SA of Luxembourg.

The deal with Local Motors involves the Arizona company’s Olli eight-passenger autonomous shuttle vehicles.

The vehicles are capable of operating at speeds up to 25 mph with a range of up to 40 miles, depending on load.

Through the…

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