Akron, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched a cloud-based intelligent tire system initially to support cargo van fleets.
Currently available in North America and Europe, Goodyear SightLine uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time.
The tire solution features Goodyear’s predictive maintenance technologies and offers a ‘more cost-efficient mobility’ by predicting breakdowns, and monitoring tire pressure and wear.
According to Goodyear, initial testing has shown that integrating the technology into a vehicle’s control’s system can reduce stopping distance loss by 30%.
"Much like smart watches that monitor vitals like heartrates and oxygen levels, Goodyear SightLine’s tire intelligence monitors the health of a tire,” said Chris Helsel, SVP, global operations and chief technology officer.
The technology, according to Goodyear, employs ‘billions’ of data gathered during pilot programmes and tire tests to provide a ‘connected’ and ‘intelligent’ tire.
Goodyear aims to supply the technology to original equipment customers and emerging fleet and mobility providers later this year.
Furthermore, the tire maker said it plans to develop the technology to provide feedback on road conditions in the future.