Goodyear advances tyre development with dynamic simulator


Goodyear is installing a DiM250 Dynamic Driving Simulator from VI-grade at its Innovation Center in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg. The simulator will be used to strengthen Goodyear’s product development at the European site, as well as enhancing technical collaboration with engineers at the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio, USA, where another DiM250 was recently put into operation. Both of Goodyear’s innovation centers also use VI-grade’s Compact Simulators, which have a small footprint, to complement virtual tyre development processes.

The driving simulators enable tyre models to be developed, tested and validated early in the development cycle, identifying the best performing tyres before building a first prototype. This speed of development matches with the pace of the automotive development process, providing tyre models at the right time when requested by vehicle manufacturers.

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