Goodyear Starts Intelligent Tyre Pilot with Fleets in Europe

Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher to provide mobility solutions to fleets. Redspher are a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.

Intelligent Tyre Pilot Initiated by Goodyear

The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tyres – equipped with embedded sensors – through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher’s shared services platform called Rubiwin. The initial pilots are comprised of outfitting delivery and service vans with intelligent tyres, creating the ability to “fast-capture” relevant data due to the high-mileage use of the vehicles.

“Because some of these vans travel approximately 450 miles per day, this exercise provides feedback in demanding conditions, where high mileage and time-critical deliveries are essential,” said Erin Spring, Goodyear director, New Ventures.

The fleets will benefit from continuously monitored and recorded wear rate and tyre pressure, which is paired with other vehicle data. The information is connected to Goodyear’s proprietary algorithms to enhance overall fleet operations and predict when the tyres need service or replacement. This more effectively helps keep the vehicles operating without interruption, a key in the on-time delivery and service segment.

“The importance of efficient fleet management is vital for Rubiwin members and us,” said Philippe Higelin, Redspher CEO. “The ability to use tire information to enhance safety and performance is a win for all, especially in the on-demand delivery business where time is often critical.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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