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The Goodyear + Envoy Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program

The Goodyear + Envoy Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program

Goodyear just announced a pilot program with Envoy Technologies to provide their predictive tyre maintenance solution for Envoy’s fleet of on-demand electric vehicles. Here are the details!

 

The Goodyear + Envoy Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program

The Goodyear and Envoy predictive tyre maintenance program will launch in Ohio this year, as a way to minimise operational downtime for the Envoy fleet of electric vehicles.

  • Goodyear’s predictive tyre maintenance solution will be used to forecast and automatically schedule needed tyre maintenance and replacement.
  • Envoy’s fleet managers will be able to see their vehicle fleet status, schedule maintenance needs and update appointments with Goodyear’s on-demand scheduling program

This will help Enjoy keep their electric vehicles operational and avoid unforeseen tyre issues that may force a shared electric vehicle to be pulled from service.

 

How The Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program Works

The Goodyear predictive tyre maintenance service will gather secure, anonymised data from Envoy’s connected vehicles and uses it to predict and schedule service needs.\

Goodyear then utilises its network of outlets and mobile vans to provide service to the vehicles. These mobile vans can install tyres on-site at their charging stations, maintaining vehicle safety with minimal time required by Envoy staff.

Goodyear earlier trialed the same predictive tyre maintenance program with Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that is based exclusively on Tesla electric vehicles.

It also leveraged their experience with the Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets, which uses advanced telematics and predictive analytics to maximise fuel efficiency while identifying and resolving tyre-related issues before they happen.

 

Envoy Electric Vehicles

Envoy provides shared, community-based electric vehicles where people live, work and stay, with a significant percentage of its fleet dedicated to deployment in disadvantaged communities.

The two-year-old company recently passed a milestone of more than 100 vehicles deployed at partner sites with a pipeline of 1,800 vehicles to be launched in major metropolitan areas across the nation, including Portland, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami and Washington, D.C.

 

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TIME Awards Goodyear Eagle 360 “Best Inventions of 2016”

28 November 2016 – The Goodyear Eagle 360 concept tire has just been named one of TIME Magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2016”. Find out why!

 

Goodyear Eagle 360

Each year, TIME magazine’s technology editors list the year’s “best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.” This year’s list includes 25 inventions, which in addition to Goodyear’s Eagle 360 concept, includes a virtual reality headset, shoes that lace themselves, a solar roof collaboration between Tesla and SolarCity, and the Chevy Bolt electric vehicle.

“By steadily reducing the driver interaction and intervention in self-driving vehicles, tires will play an even more important role as the primary link to the road,” said Goodyear’s Chief Technical Officer Joe Zekoski. “Goodyear’s concept tires play a dual role in that future both as creative platforms to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and testbeds for next-generation technologies.”

“Although the Eagle 360 is a future concept, it represents an essential aspect of Goodyear’s innovation strategy and our vision for smart and safe mobility.”

The Goodyear Eagle 360 is a spherical-shaped design concept tire that would provide self-driving cars ultimate maneuverability, connectivity and biomimicry to increase safety.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. Goodyear employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

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