But development has long since ceased to be just about cornering speeds, braking behavior and durability, because efficiency is particularly important in electrified vehicles. To refine the requirements for maximum testing capabilities at the wet handling track near Rome, Bridgestone worked with partners who produce both electric cars and combustion engines.
Bridgestone test center in Rome further developed
Sustainable resource reduction processes
In addition, a new water system with six kilometers of piping can return the water to a four-million-liter reservoir, helping to recycle up to 90 percent of the water and further reducing the environmental impact of the new facility. “While safety is of paramount importance to us as a company, so is sustainability,” says Emilio Tiberio, CTO of Bridgestone, “so we are continually evolving our processes to reduce resource consumption and thus have a more positive impact on people and communities achieve environment.”