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Goodyear and TuSimple collaborate on autonomous vehicle freight operations

  11/20/2020 - Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tires and tire management solutions to TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). As part of this collaboration, Goodyear will provide products and repair services to enhance the safety and operation of autonomous trucks. Additionally, Goodyear and TuSimple will conduct wear studies designed to understand how autonomous trucks and tires can help better predict maintenance, understand tire longevity and reduce the carbon impact of fleets. Collected data from the study will also deliver insights into the difference between an autonomous and human driver with respect to the tires. “With our leadership in products, fleet support and advanced innovations, Goodyear is applying knowledge to help deliver performance and safety with autonomous vehicles,” according to Erin Spring, Goodyear’s director, new ventures. TuSimple launched the AFN in July with the goal to provide reliable low-cost freight transportation throughout the lower 48 United States through the use of Level 4 autonomous trucks. “Autonomous trucks offer game-changing advantages for both shippers and fleets,” said Robert Brown, Senior Director External Affairs, TuSimple. “One of the most powerful advantages is the increased capacity, which comes as a result of the fact autonomous trucks can operate nearly continuously, and with this dramatic increase in truck utilizations comes the need to better understand predictive maintenance requirements.”

Friday, December 4, 2020

Safic-Alcan further extends partnership with Dow Polyurethanes in Nordics - click to expand

Elkem opens new workshop in China dedicated to specialized silicones for hybrid and electric vehicles - click to expand

Cooper Tire has been recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers 2020 - click to expand

Hexpol TPE launches super high-flow TPEs for large scale moldings - click to expand

FootJoy to use Lubrizol Estane TPU for new FJ Stratos golf shoe - click to expand

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Safic-Alcan extends partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons in South Africa - click to expand

USTMA forecasts increased tire shipments over previous estimate - click to expand

Webinar on applications of FTIR in polymer process development announced - click to expand

GRI enhances human resources agility - click to expand

PolymaxTPE announces premium engineering resin bondable TPE - click to expand

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Interplastica and Upakovka 2021 trade fair canceled due to COVID-19 - click to expand

Apollo Tyres introduces XT-100HD for commercial vehicles - click to expand

ChemPoint selected as distributor of DuPont Specialty Solutions products in Mexico - click to expand

Monolith Materials receives investment from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to support clean hydrogen production - click to expand

Research & Innovations Webinars organizer issues invitation to present - click to expand

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Siempelkamp and union agree on job cuts for facilities in Germany - click to expand

Avon Tyres featured on restored Evel Knievel motorcycle - click to expand

Ford to present at Credit Suisse Industrials and Goldman Sachs Global Automotive conferences - click to expand

International Rubber Study Group welcomes Gremial de Huleros as new member - click to expand

UTH web seminar, Rubber Compounds Quality Improvement with Fine Mesh Straining, features expert presentations - click to expand

Monday, November 30, 2020

Bridgestone Americas announces leadership change to the Off-the-Road tire business - click to expand

Ashland declares quarterly dividend $0.275 per share - click to expand

Mitsui Chemicals completes construction of hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid plant - click to expand

Braskem completes U.S. Innovation and Technology Center expansion - click to expand

Hexpol AB holds extraordinary general meeting elects Alf Göransson as Chairman of the Board; declares dividend - click to expand

Market Reports

Global reclaimed rubber market size forecast to reach $6.53 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global silicone market forecast at $155 billion by 2023 - click to expand

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