Goodyear establishes Silicon Valley office to better cooperate with OEMs

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Goodyear has opened an office in Silicon Valley to connect with auto makers, suppliers and mobility-related startups.

The company’s initial focus areas for its Silicon Valley office are to optimize tires and service solutions for autonomous vehicles and ridesharing fleets; to utilize tire and vehicle data to plan for tire replacement and service; and to connect with leaders in the automotive industry to accelerate its own innovation platforms.

“People don’t immediately associate tires with the digital transformation in the automotive industry, but we see an unprecedented opportunity for tire electronics and information systems to improve vehicle performance, safety and, ultimately, the consumer experience,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer.

The new Goodyear office is located in Sunnyvale, California, at the Plug and Play Tech Center, the world’s largest global technology accelerator and venture fund.

September 14, 2017

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