Goodyear uses wireless sensors to improve tire management
The sensors continuously measure and record tire temperature and pressure, which is paired with other vehicle data
Goodyear has launched an intelligent tire trial in cooperation with Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles. Goodyear is implementing wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its fleet. “As the new mobility ecosystem continues to take shape, we are taking steps to match the pace of technical change in the transportation industry and develop tire innovations that meet the intelligence of the vehicles riding on them,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer.
The wireless sensors continuously measure and record tire temperature and pressure, which is paired with other vehicle data and connected to Goodyear’s cloud-based proprietary algorithms to enhance overall fleet operations and predict when the tires need service or replacement.
As part of the program with Tesloop, Goodyear is also extending its mobile fleet solutions to passenger vehicles, providing tire maintenance and repair while Tesloop vehicles are at charging stations.
“The possibilities for data-driven tire diagnostics are remarkable and promise to help a business like Tesloop operate more efficiently and make our vehicles the safest on the road.” said Rahul Sonnad, Tesloop’s CEO.
Goodyear has been working with Tesloop since January 2017 to study the effect of autonomous technologies on tires.
Founded in 2015, Tesloop, a California based startup, is building a mobility service on electric vehicles. It manages and operates an expanding fleet of electric Tesla vehicles offering shared personal transportation between 50 and 250 miles.
Additionally, Goodyear offers its Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets, using advanced telematics and predictive analytics technology to allow fleet operators to optimize fuel efficiency and identify and resolve tire-related issues before they happen.
In addition to its fleet management offerings, Goodyear is also working with automakers to provide tire information to vehicle control systems to enhance safety and performance.