The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, a leader in connected mobility, has announced the first tyre intelligence solution for cargo van fleets, Goodyear SightLine.
Goodyear SightLine will help enable seamless, safe and reliable mobility for all vehicles starting with cargo vans serving the field service, construction and last-mile delivery industries.
Later this year, Goodyear SightLine will also be available to Goodyear’s original equipment customers and emerging fleet and mobility providers.
Initially available in North America and Europe, Goodyear SightLine uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time.
Goodyear’s 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 heart rates 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.”
Goodyear has accumulated billions of test miles on tyre solutions powered by Goodyear SightLine through pilot programs and with its 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%.
For more information, visit www.goodyearsightline.com.