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Goodyear Partners With Plus On Autonomous Trucks

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  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT) has announced a partnership with Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, to provide autonomous trucking solutions.

  • Goodyear's suite of services, including connected tires, will be used in the semi-trucks powered by Plus's Level 4 autonomous driving technology.

  • The parties will explore how Plus's autonomous driving system can incorporate feedback from Goodyear's connected tires into online, machine learning-based fuel economy efficiency to improve fuel economy further.

  • The companies expect the collaboration to improve a vehicle's overall performance in severe weather and extreme road conditions.

  • Plus anticipates starting production of the FAW J7 L3 truck (First Automobile Works) powered by its driver-in autonomous driving solution, PlusDrive, in Q3 of 2021.

  • Price Action: GT shares are trading higher by 2.76% at $14.87 on the last check Monday.

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