At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased the latest advances to its intelligent tyre prototype, a complete tyre information system that 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 maximized uptime.
The sensors in Goodyear’s intelligent 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 continued. “This kind of proactive maintenance allows fleet operators to precisely identify and resolve tire-related and potential service issues before they happen.”
Shared mobility is continuing to grow based on desires for reduced cost and increased convenience for consumers. In 2015, shared kilometers accounted for four per cent of global kilometers traveled. This number is projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2030.
“As the face of mobility continues to evolve, so will the needs of consumers and fleet operators,” said Delaney. “Goodyear is anticipating the products, services and experiences that will deliver the mobility that consumers and fleet operators need.”