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Goodyear showcases intelligent tyre prototype

Date: 12 March 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

A prototype of a system that provides fleet managers with real-time information on their vehicles' tyres has been unveiled by Goodyear.

The tyre manufacturer showcased its intelligent tyre prototype at the Geneva Motor Show.

The system comprises a tyre, sensors and cloud-based algorithms that work together to communicate in real-time with fleet operators via a mobile app.

Information transmitted includes details of tyre wear, temperature and pressure.

Goodyear says this enables optimal tyre usage for safer and more cost-efficient driving.

Chris Delaney, president of Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "As shared mobility continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing applications where kilometres driven per vehicle will increase substantially in the years ahead.

"For shared fleet operators, proactively managing tyre service issues is critical to both the customer experience and the business model.

"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.

"This kind of proactive maintenance allows fleet operators to precisely identify and resolve tyre-related and potential service issues before they happen."

Shared mobility accounted for 4% of global travel in 2015, a figure Delaney says is set to increase to 25% by 2030.

He added: "As the face of mobility continues to evolve, so will the needs of consumers and fleet operators.

"Goodyear is anticipating the products, services and experiences that will deliver the mobility that consumers and fleet operators need."