Goodyear will be integrating HERE location services in its one-stop fleet management solution to reduce vehicle downtime and make fleets more efficient.
HERE Technologies and Goodyear Total Solutions Combine Into One Enhanced Programme for Fleets
HERE Technologies, a specialist location data and technology platform, confirmed that its location services are being integrated into Goodyear's Total Mobility one-stop fleet management solution to offer a customised suite of vehicle-to-fleet operation management tools.
The one-stop fleet management solution will combine Goodyear’s TPMS data with HERE location services. The joining of skillsets means that Goodyear’s TPMS’s advanced sensor and predictive algorithm solution will help fleets avoid tyre-related breakdowns. HERE’s location services can also ensure that fleet operators and Goodyear service providers can localise a vehicle needing a service or road assistance intervention within a few meters, navigating them to the nearest maintenance station. In addition, Goodyear has also been using HERE SDK (Software Development Kit) to provide a mobile application for commercial drivers.
HERE SDK Available in 190 Countries and 60 Languages
The HERE SDK is a set of programming interfaces that gives access to HERE’s complete portfolio of services, such as in-vehicle navigation, traffic alerts, transit information and fleet management features. The HERE SDK provides vector maps in over 190 countries and 60 languages with optimised map data sizes to minimise download latency, to provide faster response times. Map customisation tools enable various adjustments such as highlighting important objects on a map by changing colours and icons, as well as editing dynamic properties of cartography objects, including buildings and roads.
The HERE SDK mapping, routing and search functions incorporate truck-specific road information, vehicle regulations and points of interest. HERE Routing also enables fleet managers to deliver optimised navigation routes incorporating the attributes of the roadway, legal and physical restrictions and adjusted road hierarchy and topology.
With such a comprehensive partnership of TPMS and geolocation services, Grégory Boucharlat, Vice President for Commercial Europe at Goodyear, welcomed the partnership, saying, “HERE location technology is bringing clear added value to our Goodyear Total Mobility customers. In the daily fleet operations, every minute counts and being able to locate a vehicle in a timely and precise manner is key to reducing downtime.”
Adding how important having precise technology was, Boucharlat added, “In case of a service need, this is manageable in a user-friendly manner – via a mobile application for both drivers and dispatchers. Working with HERE allows us to offer state-of-the-art data solutions that drive efficient and sustainable results,”
Gino Ferru, General Manager EMEAR and Senior Vice President at HERE Technologies, equally welcomed the collaboration, concluding, “We are proud to be working with one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers and mobility providers. By integrating our advanced data and location services into Goodyear easy-to-use solutions, we contribute to building a safer, more efficient and cleaner world.”