Goodyear teamed up with US company Envoy Technologies to develop a new digital service solution. Envoy is a company that specializes in shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs) and the two companies are collaborating on the testing of a preventative tire maintenance service. The ultimate goal of the scheme is to reduce the operational downtime for fleets.
Goodyear has developed a predictive tire servicing solution for connected fleets which has the capability to predict and automatically schedules tire maintenance and replacement. Envoy managers can see at a glance the status of their fleets, schedule maintenance and update appointments with Goodyear’s scheduling team through the company’s network of outlets and mobile vans.
Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer said that with the advent and increasing popularity of on-demand carsharing and ride hailing services, Goodyear is extending its fleet services business model to shared mobility providers in order to enhance urban fleet operations.
Envoy provides electric vehicles for ridesharing and a high percentage of its vehicles are deployed in disadvantaged communities.
Envoy had recently achieved a milestone when it crossed having over 100 vehicles at partner sites. It plans to launch 1,800 more vehicles in major cities like Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC.
Envoy’s co-founder Aric Ohana said that the pilot project with Goodyear helped the company to provide more comprehensive fleet management services and ensured vehicle readiness for its customers. With Envoy planning to expand across the country, Goodyear is in a unique position to provide the type of support that is needed to keep fleets on the streets.
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