Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that Joseph Saoud, president, truck, bus and retread tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will speak at the 34th annual Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on Friday, April 20. Saoud will speak as part of a panel session titled, “Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability.”
Saoud’s presentation will focus on how emerging trends such as electrification, autonomy and connectivity are shaping the future of transportation. He will discuss these trends in the context of the commercial trucking industry and examine the important role tires will play in advancing smart, efficient and sustainable mobility.
“As mobility becomes more connected, tires will be a critical source for information to ensure fleet performance,” said Saoud. “It is hence important for tire manufacturers to think of dynamic and holistic tire solutions that can deliver major efficiencies for the trucking industry in the future.”
Developed in 1985, the Clemson Tire Conference is a three-day, comprehensive, interdisciplinary conference designed to address developments throughout the field of tire design, research and manufacturing in all allied industries, whether directly or indirectly involved in tire making. The conference attracts attendees from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is organized and presented by Clemson University's Center for Corporate Learning and supported by the expertise of many tire companies and auxiliary companies of the tire industry.
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