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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ZF announced successful integration of tire intelligence technologies with vehicle motion control software.

The collaboration delivers Goodyear SightLine, a suite of tire intelligence technologies, into the ZF cubiX ecosystem, a scalable vehicle motion control software that coordinates all dimensions of vehicle dynamics. This provides further tire and road data into the chassis system and enables an improved driving experience with better comfort, control and efficiency.


Through research, virtual simulation, and real-world testing, Goodyear and ZF have identified the potential of an integrated solution in improving vehicle performance and safety. Reducing the risk of hydroplaning, the Goodyear SightLine solution is capable of detecting partial hydroplaning early and offers recommendations for optimal speed to enhance vehicle control.

Moreover, when heightened hydroplaning severity is detected, equipped with tire intelligence data, the cubiX software is designed to instruct the chassis actuators to apply corrective measures, stabilizing the vehicle.

Additionally, the synergy between Goodyear SightLine and cubiX capabilities can provide enhanced vehicle responsiveness, more direct and linear steering, improved turn-in response, increased stability, reduced controller workload, and minimized intrusive interventions.

Tires are the only part of the vehicle that touch the road and by digitizing this connection and equipping vehicle control actuators with critical insights, we can help optimize vehicle performance and safety. This collaboration with ZF is a great way to demonstrate what tire intelligence, actionable insights and elite software applications can do for mobility.

—Chris Helsel, senior vice president, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer, Goodyear

Showcasing innovated design and engineering features, the integration of cubiX and Sightline was recently named a CES 2024 Innovation Award Honoree within the vehicle technology and advanced mobility category.

Goodyear and TDK. Separately, Goodyear and TDK Corporation announced a collaboration to advance next-generation tire solutions with the goal of accelerating the development and adoption of integrated intelligent hardware and software into tires and vehicle ecosystems.

Together, the organizations plan to bring a robust tire sensing system to market, combining TDK’s software, sensor and electronic component expertise with Goodyear’s know-how in tire development, intelligent solutions and industry trends.

The two partners are in the process of conducting market research and technical exploration for a joint solution that delivers actionable insights improving vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.


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