"Las Vegas always has a steady buzz of excitement, and it was a great backdrop to highlight some key innovations Goodyear has made to advance mobility," Rachita said, pointing to advancements in sustainable materials tires as well as connected vehicle technology.
In highlighting the technology, Goodyear also learned a little bit about perfecting it, too. While the company didn't say specifically what insights it had hoped to gain from the trials, it did note that Las Vegas testing helped to confirm it's moving in the right directions.
And the insights from those Las Vegas field tests will go a long way in helping to move NPT development forward.
"We are continuing to make significant progress with our NPTs, including (in) recent in-field testing on consumer electric and commercial autonomous vehicles," Rachita said.
That, of course, is just one tiny step among the big strides the tire maker says it's taking.
"We have made significant progress on the development of our NexTrek airless tire solution, in many thanks to our partners," Rachita said. "The testing results provide us the data we need to continue to improve this innovation and get us closer to providing customers with leading technology in maintenance-free mobility solutions."