The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has entered into a strategic collaboration with Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, to provide optimised, autonomous trucking solutions. Goodyear brings a range of services to this collaboration, including connected tyres, and the partners will explore how Plus’s autonomous driving system can incorporate feedback from these tyres into Plus’s online, machine learning-based fuel optimisation, to further improve fuel economy.
Linglong Tire won three awards at the FAW 2021 Supply Chain Partner Conference, which took place in Changchun, China on 15 and 16 April. FAW Group honoured the tyre maker with the Collaborative Innovation·Qizhi, R&D Collaboration and Excellent R&D Supplier awards.
Groundbreaking took place earlier this month for the China (Dongying) Intelligent Connected Vehicle (ICV) Test Site project, a joint venture between FAW Group, Dongying City and Sailun Group. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people, including Sailun chief executive officer Yuan Zhongxue.
On 1 September 2018, Chinese vehicle manufacturer FAW Group Corporation signed a product technical cooperation framework agreement with Shandong Linglong Tire. The two parties intend to collaborate on the development of tyres for new models produced by FAW.