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Goodyear launches AI tyre solution for cargo vans

A tyre solution that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and sensors to help predict breakdowns has been launched for last-mile delivery and cargo vans.

Goodyear said its SightLine solution has been launched to help enable ‘safe’ and ‘reliable’ mobility for vehicles, starting with cargo vans serving the field service, construction and last-mile delivery industries.

SightLine will help fleet managers and drivers predict breakdowns, minimise downtime and monitor tyre pressure and wear for safer and more cost-efficient mobility, Goodyear said. 

Chris Helsel, chief technology officer and senior vice president, global operations at Goodyear, said: “Much like smart watches that monitor vitals like heart rates and oxygen levels, Goodyear SightLine’s tire intelligence monitors the health of a tire.

“Goodyear SightLine takes the mystery out of understanding tires and provides proactive mobility insights to communicate when tires need service or replacement.”

Goodyear SightLine uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time, the company said.

SightLine is initially available in North America and Europe and will be available to its original equipment customers and emerging fleet and mobility providers later this year.

Goodyear said it has accumulated test miles on tyre solutions powered by Goodyear SightLine through pilot programs.

In the future, Goodyear SightLine technology is set to provide feedback on road conditions, enabling connected, autonomous mobility.

Initial testing has shown integrating Goodyear SightLine technology into a vehicle’s control’s system can reduce stopping distance loss by 30%, according to Goodyear.

Goodyear said it aims to have tyre intelligence in all new products by 2027.

A new behavioural AI system claims to prevent more than 90% of crashes by predicting the actions of pedestrians and other road users and alerting the driver to a potential incident.

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