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Smithers Exec to Speak at Tire Technology Expo

Posted on February 11, 2020

Bruce Lambillotte, vice president of technical consulting at Smithers, will speak during Tire Technology Expo 2020 later this month.

Lambillotte will examine the societal impacts of automonous vehicle technology, the role that tires will play in the next stage of automonous vehicle development, sensor technologies and more.

"Bruce is a leading expert when it comes to tire development and his perspective on the coming decade of technology advancements will be invaluable for everyone who attends Tire Technology Expo," says Jim Popio, vice president for North America, materials science and engineering, Smithers.

The presentation will take place on Feb. 25. Tire Technology Expo will be held Feb. 25-27 in Hanover, Germany.

Related Topics: Smithers, Tire Technology Expo 2020

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