We represented Bridgestone Americas in its investment in ClearMotion, a Boston-based company that is developing a system to help smooth out the ride for cars, especially autonomous vehicles. Bridgestone leaders will look to integrate ClearMotion’s products with the anti-vibration work being done at their Firestone Industrial Products division. Recently, ClearMotion closed a $100 million funding round led by a unit of JPMorgan as well as NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and others.
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. It has several subsidiaries and business units: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Bridgestone Retail Operations, Firestone Fibers and Textiles, Firestone Building Products, Firestone Industrial Products, Firestone National Rubber, and Latin America Tire Division.