DETROIT–RoboTire, the Detroit-based robotics and automation developer, announced it has installed its tire-changing system at a Detroit Garage, a tire shop at 33939 Plymouth Road in Livonia.
The installation marks the first retail operation of a RoboTire system in the company’s hometown.
RoboTire’s tire-changing system is designed to provide a faster, safer, and more efficient alternative to the traditional tire-changing shop. The automated system is equipped with advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, and high-definition cameras that can change four tires in as little as 25 minutes. RoboTire’s system is designed to be a platform for automotive maintenance, and the company has an extensive roadmap to roll out other services as part of that platform.
“We take pride in having our headquarters, manufacturing, and assembly facilities located in Michigan,” said Victor Darolfi, founder and CEO at RoboTire. “Bringing our revolutionary technology to drivers in our home city is a payoff of our mission and further evidence of our investment in the future of mobility innovation coming out of Detroit.”
In addition to debuting a RoboTire system at Detroit Garage, the upstart company recently paired up with Newlab Detroit, a technology collaborative and business hub in Michigan Central’s Book Depository building. RoboTire leadership and engineers will offer guidance and mentorship to startups seeking to develop, test, and launch new mobility-focused concepts. By early 2024, Michigan Central will host various companies that share a common focus on advancing automotive technology. Joining RoboTire at the inaugural launch for the incubator was Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company Bill Ford, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
“Our cutting-edge technology has earned recognition within the automotive and robotics industries,” said Darolfi. “In the same way, we’re excited to bring Detroit drivers a new way to get their tires changed, we are excited to deepen our ties to Detroit’s startup scene by partnering with Newlab Detroit and emerging companies.”
RoboTire’s system launch at Detroit Garage in Michigan comes after recent expansion in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with additional launches in the U.S. and Canada slated for the coming weeks. To learn more about RoboTire’s tire-changing system, visit robotire.com.