NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Corp. has extended its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation and further develop "advanced and predictive maintenance analytics" in tires.
The two companies started their partnership in 2020 when they teamed up to develop a "world-first" monitoring system for detecting tire damage issues in real-time. Using Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, the technology was described at the time as the "final piece" in tracking tire issues.
The new partnership builds on the earlier collaboration and aims to use Microsoft Azure for "enhanced and expanded offerings."
Bridgestone expects the collaboration to enable it to develop new innovations and deliver them fast, according to Paolo Ferrari, Bridgestone Americas CEO and joint global chief operating officer.