Goodyear Launch New Fleet Management Business
Goodyear has announced the launch of a new pan-European business offering a suite of demonstrated Vehicle-To-Fleet operations management solutions featuring advanced telematics and predictive analytics technology.
Called Goodyear Proactive Solutions, the new service is available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Further additions are planned to be added to the portfolio of applications later in 2017.
Using intelligent computer algorithms and data derived from Goodyear’s commercial tyre and service business, as well as clear, accurate reporting, the service allows fleet operators to identify and resolve tyre-related and potential safety issues before they happen. It enables fleets to monitor their vehicles and tyres in real time, affording them a competitive advantage whilst helping to increase their profitability and operate more sustainably in a rapidly changing environment.
“We are witnessing a transformational shift that is reshaping commercial trucking,” said Michel Rzonzef, Vice-President, Commercial Business, Goodyear Europe, Middle-East and Africa. “In a digital economy, consumers and businesses expect deliveries to be faster, cheaper and more flexible, and in response the industry is becoming increasingly connected and automated. Goodyear Proactive Solutions offers fleet managers a one-stop, user-friendly solution to help reduce their total cost of operations and improve the uptime, efficiency and sustainability of their fleets,”
Goodyear has designed and developed its industry-leading fleet management solutions in partnership with commercial fleet operators over the last two years, resulting in increased fleet efficiency by avoiding up to 75% of tyre-related breakdowns, reduced total cost of operations by cutting monthly fuel costs by up to 300 Euros per vehicle and decreasing tyre maintenance costs by up to 70%, and finally by improving carbon footprint by using around 10% less fuel.
The new business offers two families of services to enable smart, safe and sustainable mobility. Proactive Tyre offers a broad range of services including tyre pressure, temperature and tread depth monitoring. These connected and fully automated solutions enable fleets to maximise tyre performance and schedule proactive maintenance. Proactive Fleet includes two options, Driver Behaviour and Track & Trace, which help fleets to reduce fuel consumption and journey times while increasing safety.
“Goodyear Proactive Solutions enhances our role as a key commercial fleet partner by combining the latest digital technologies and data services with our existing fleet support systems and industry-leading TruckForce service network, which serve the largest pool of commercial vehicles in Europe (more than 350,000 registered vehicles) through over 2,000 service partners across the continent,” added André Weisz, Managing Director, Goodyear Proactive Solutions.