Bridgestone invests in May Mobility

Tire manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced a minority investment in Tokio Marine-backed May Mobility, marking the company’s first investment in public-serving autonomous vehicles.

The new partnership will include the future integration of Bridgestone’s digital and predictive tire-centric technologies into May Mobility autonomous vehicles, granting deeper AV intelligence for even safer and more efficient operation. Through the partnership, Bridgestone will also gain insights into autonomous vehicle operations to improve its core tire products and mobility solutions.

“May Mobility is at the forefront of AV innovation and development, and we are excited to partner with the company through our broad service network of company-owned retail stores. Our future plans to integrate the Bridgestone suite of predictive maintenance insights will help ensure that May Mobility vehicles operate even more safely, efficiently and sustainably.” – Brian Goldstine, president of Mobility Solutions and Fleet Management, Bridgestone Americas.

“The ability to operate and service vehicles using Bridgestone’s 2,200 nationwide stores gives May Mobility an unmatched ability to scale across the country. This collaboration builds upon our shared mission of providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions on a global scale.” – Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility.