Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Ohio is providing Priva, a Livonia-based startup that offers mobile offices, with tire monitoring capabilities designed to allow fleets to operate more efficiently.
Goodyear has equipped Priva’s fleet with intelligent tires that contain sensors. The sensors allow Goodyear to gather information on the tires’ current state and work with Priva to predict upcoming tire maintenance, reducing vehicle downtime.
“Fleets are looking to operate their vehicles as safely and efficiently as possible to meet the needs of their customers,” Erin Spring, director of new ventures at Goodyear. “Digital tire information helps enable this goal by providing proactive information, integrated with their service scheduling needs. Goodyear is pleased to work with innovative partners like Priva, which is focused on the future of transportation, today.”
The pilot with Priva aligns with Goodyear’s efforts to deliver solutions for the future of mobility.
“Predictive maintenance technologies are essential for the safety and reliability of future mobility systems. These technologies underpin commercial aviation and now must migrate into automotive applications,” says Ryan Gee, founder and CEO of Priva. “Goodyear’s intelligent tire system is an excellent example of how technology will make mobility safer for everyone, and our team at Priva is excited to collaborate with Goodyear on this endeavor.”
Goodyear employs about 64,000 people and has 47 manufacturing facilities in 21 countries.
Priva serves as an alternative to short-haul flights and offers business offices inside Mercedes vans equipped with connectivity.