Goodyear announced that it will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of the new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model and a first for tire manufacturers.
Goodyear has selected a COMPACT Simulator which was recently delivered to the company’s innovation center in Luxembourg and a Dynamic Driving Simulator DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion) which will be installed in Akron, Ohio in the coming months.
The driving simulator will be used for virtual development and tuning of dynamic performances of tires, aided by the ability to simulate a range of driving conditions.
Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer said, “This level of simulation sophistication will allow Goodyear to drive breakthroughs in future tire creation, leading to an enhanced customer and driver experience.” He added, “I’m proud to say that Goodyear is leading the industry with VI-grade and our simulation solutions, and we look forward to sharing that benefit with our customers.”
To learn more about the simulators and see them in action, visit VI website.