Technology: Sumitomo preparing for fully-automated driving

Maebashi, Japan – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has started a joint research project with the aim of developing tire-related services for ‘level 4’ fully-automated vehicles in Japan.

The partnership is with Gunma University Centre of Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation Systems (CRANTS), which is working on self-driving vehicles in collaboration with the Japanese private sector.

Sumitomo expects to use output from the research in developing intelligent tires and establishing tire services with digital technology, the company said 8 May.

The project falls within Sumitomo’s ‘smart tyre…

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