Bridgestone Corporation has announced that it, together with ZMP Inc., has launched a development project aimed at utilizing automated driving in tyre noise tests.
This project entails outsourcing the development of an automated driving system that incorporates Bridgestone’s tyre test expertise to ZMP, the company that creates products and services based on its advanced robotics technologies.
The companies have already succeeded in using automotive driving of manned vehicles at a Bridgestone’s proving ground, and are working to achieve SAE-Level 4 automated driving of unmanned vehicles for practical application in tyre noise tests in 2019, Bridgestone says in a Press release.
By introducing tyre noise tests using automated driving to perform tests without relying on the skills and expertise of test drivers, Bridgestone aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of tyre tests and thereby increase the quality of its tyre products.