Goodyear has showcased its new intelligent tyre, a prototype that uses sensors to relay real-time information back to fleet operators.
The complete system includes a tyre, sensors and cloud-based algorithms that all work together to communicate in real-time with fleet operators via a mobile app.
“As shared mobility continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing applications where kilometers driven per vehicle will increase substantially in the years ahead,” said Chris Delaney, president of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“For shared fleet operators, proactively managing tyre service issues is critical to both the customer experience and the business model.”
The Goodyear intelligent tyre prototype allows for continuous connectivity and real-time data sharing, enabling optimal tyre usage for safer and more cost-efficient mobility and maximised uptime.
The sensors in the tyre, together with the vehicle and third-party information, provide real-time data to Goodyear’s proprietary algorithms. Thanks to these algorithms, information on tyre ID and status - including wear, temperature and pressure - is continuously updated and shared with fleet operators.
“Tyre performance and wear information provide a real-time signal for when a tyre needs service to extend its life, fuel economy and performance attributes,” Delaney added. “This kind of proactive maintenance allows fleet operators to precisely identify and resolve tyre-related and potential service issues before they happen.”