March 1, 2016—The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company unveiled two new concept tires, the Eagle-360 and the IntelliGrip, for autonomous cars at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show.
The spherical-shaped Eagle-360 was designed with key features of maneuverability, connectivity and biomimicry for autonomous mobility. The IntelliGrip, featuring advanced sensor and treadwear technology, is a solution for the earlier adoption of self-driving cars.
"By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tires will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road," said Joseph Zekoski, Goodyear's senior vice president and chief technical officer. "Goodyear's concept tires play a dual role in that future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and testbeds for next-generation technologies."