AKRON—Goodyear is expanding its new mobility development efforts through a new collaboration with San Francisco-based Voyomotive L.L.C., a connected car technology company.
The collaboration will allow Goodyear to pilot tire monitoring solutions in the U.S. for more efficient vehicle operations. The Goodyear-enabled service captures and analyzes relevant tire performance data and delivers it to the driver or vehicle owner through email, text or app.
The technology can detect slow tire pressure loss and predict low pressure concerns days before the TPMS alert illuminates. This allows customers to react in a more timely manner to tire pressure concerns and maintain optimal tire inflation, ultimately increasing safety and efficiency.
"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," Voyomotive CEO Peter Yorke said in a statement. "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 hundreds of millions of vehicles now on the road."
Akron-based Goodyear, the third-largest tire maker worldwide with $13.7 billion in sales in 2019, aggressively has been pursuing the development of technologies for a new mobility ecosystem. This collaboration is an extension of the tire maker's vision for the future of the tire industry and Goodyear's place in it.
"The safe and efficient operation of consumer vehicles and fleets is important both for today and for the future of mobility," John Brainerd, manager of Goodyear's Akron Innovation Lab, said in a statement. "Goodyear continues to develop and expand our portfolio of digital tire information to help users realize this goal. We are excited to collaborate with innovative companies like Voyomotive to continue to deliver connected mobility solutions."