The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.
The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tires – equipped with embedded sensors – through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher’s shared services platform called Rubiwin. The initial pilots are comprised of outfitting delivery and service vans with intelligent tires, creating the ability to “fast-capture” relevant data due to the high-mileage use of the vehicles.
The information is connected to Goodyear’s proprietary algorithms to enhance overall fleet operations and predict when the tires need service or replacement. This more effectively helps keep the vehicles operating without interruption, a key in the on-time delivery and service segment.