Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
has made another move in the name of innovation by setting up a working relationship with Mcity
, a public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan to develop and advance connected and automated vehicle technology.
The Akron-based tire company announced on Thursday, May 31, that it will conduct testing at the Mcity Test Facility
, a purpose-built proving ground in Ann Arbor, Mich., used to test connected and automated vehicles in simulated urban and suburban environments.
Goodyear will conduct testing "with electric and autonomous vehicles, further developing its intelligent tires and the application of sensors, and extending its role in managing the connection of tires to the road, to vehicles and, ultimately, to consumers," a company news release stated.