Goodyear launches ‘tyre intelligence technology’ for van fleets16 June 2021

Goodyear SightLine uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time.

Its proprietary predictive maintenance technologies can help to address many challenges facing drivers and fleet managers today, including predicting breakdowns, minimising downtime and monitoring tyre pressure and wear for enhanced safety and more cost-efficient mobility.

"Much like smart watches that monitor vitals like heartrates and oxygen levels, Goodyear SightLine’s tyre intelligence monitors the health of a tyre,” said Chris Helsel, senior vice president, global operations and chief technology officer. “Goodyear SightLine takes the mystery out of understanding tyres and provides proactive mobility insights to communicate when tyres need service or replacement.”

Pilot test programmes have accumulated billions of test miles, according to the company. It says that the launch establishes the groundwork for a connected-tyre future in which every tyre provides intelligence. Goodyear has articulated a company goal to have tyre intelligence in all new products by 2027.

In the future, Goodyear SightLine technology will not only provide feedback on the tyre, but provide feedback on road conditions, enabling connected, autonomous mobility. Initial testing has shown integrating Goodyear SightLine technology into a vehicle’s control’s system can reduce stopping distance loss by 30%.

Later this year, Goodyear SightLine will also be available to Goodyear’s original equipment customers and emerging fleet and mobility providers.

Transport Engineer

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