Ohio’s Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is working with Voyomotive, a connected car technology company headquartered in San Francisco that operates an R&D facility in Saline, to pilot a tire monitoring solution for more efficient vehicle operations.
Goodyear’s service will be provided to Voyomotive vehicles, allowing for the collection of tire intelligence data that can help customers determine the health of their tires. Using this data, Goodyear’s product can detect the slow loss of tire pressure days before the car notifies the driver, allowing them to proactively make decisions about their tires.
“The safe and efficient operation of consumer vehicles and fleets is important both for today and for the future of mobility,” says John Brainerd, manager of Goodyear’s Akron Innovation Lab.
The data collected by Voyomotive telematics controllers are processed by Goodyear and spun into analytics on tire pressure loss. Customers will be notified of concerning pressure levels through alerts sent through text message, a fleet management system, or the Voyomotive app.
“This is a first of its kind tire application that uses Voyomotive’s advanced telematics data with Goodyear analytics to increase driving safety and fleet readiness,” says Peter Yorke, CEO of Voyomotive. “We are excited to work with Goodyear to offer this tire intelligence solution, as it is a demonstration of our mutual commitment to bring new digital applications to the hundreds of millions of vehicles now on the road.”
Goodyear has 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world.