DETROIT - Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and TRW Automotive have signed a five-year agreement to study tires, braking, suspension and steering systems jointly.
Goodyear, in Akron, Ohio, will share its expertise in conventional and run-flat tires and knowledge of ride, handling, traction, wear, noise and vibration.
TRW Automotive of Livonia, Mich., will contribute expertise in braking, steering, and suspension systems and how it uses such technology for improved braking and handling performance.
Goodyear supplies tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals. TRW Automotive supplies safety and chassis systems.