The development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is evolving quickly, with some specialty applications already on the road today. From durability
and performance to the use of sensors to collect key data points, the tire
will have an important role to play in the autonomous system going forward.
In this webinar, Smithers expert Bruce Lambillotte
will deliver an overview of market dynamics that are affecting the gradual introduction of autonomous vehicle technology around the world. He will explore different sensor technologies and how tire designs must adjust to account for new handling and durability requirements.
The data from this presentation comes from Smithers market report The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Tires to 2029
Tuesday, December 8 | 11:00 AM EST
About the Speaker
As Vice President of Technical Consulting for Smithers, Bruce Lambillotte is responsible for product and process-specific technical consulting
activities involving a wide variety of polymer products
. These activities include performance analyses, formula reconstructions, failure mode analyses, and product development challenges. Most recently, Lambillotte was the General Manager for Smithers’ Akron Laboratories, covering polymer chemistry and physical testing.
Prior to joining Smithers, he worked for Continental General Tire in various product development areas. He has worked in the tire and rubber industry for over 40 years. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Akron.