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Goodyear launches digital innovations to reduce OTR costs

first_imgResponding to the digital transformation in the Off-the-Road (OTR) vehicle and equipment industry, Goodyear is introducing two new digital innovations to help OTR fleets reduce their total cost of ownership.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) Heavy Duty is a data-based solution enabling precise, real-time monitoring of tyres that, in combination with Goodyear premium tyres and services, will help OTR fleets optimize tyre performance, reduce downtime and improve total cost of ownership. Goodyear TPMS Heavy Duty prevents tyre-related incidents; resulting in reduced machine down time, less breakdown costs and up to 15% more working hours due to tyres having the right pressure at all times.  This means up to 85% fewer tyre-related incidents .Goodyear is also launching an enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre performance monitoring system. The significantly enhanced EMTrack system enables faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data like tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators, helping optimize tyre service life, as well as assisting with OTR tyre forecasting and budgeting.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty offers great potential economic benefits.  As an example, for a wheel loader, annual savings of between €3,000 and 4,000 are possible.  This is thanks to no longer having to carry out external tyre inflation checks, increased tyre life of between 10% and 15% and the elimination of tyre failures which typically happen once per year1.“Recent advances in connectivity give us the ability to help our customers optimize their tyres usage and cut their costs.  OTR machines operate in some of the most hostile environments and tyres are an essential part of them.  Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty, for example, can help prevent tyre inflation loss which is very common.  A tyre that is 50% under-inflated can reduce tyre life by 72%,” said David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Tyres Europe.  “Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty provides real-time temperature and pressure monitoring. This information is then used by the Goodyear predictive algorithms to predict tyre life. This new solution means peace of mind for our OTR customers and helps ensure a much greater return on investment from tyres.”Following the launch of Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets in 2016, Goodyear is extending its digital operations management system to Off-the-Road vehicles.From racing and airplanes to lunar vehicles, in a history spanning 120 years, Goodyear has consistently enabled new forms of emerging mobility. Goodyear Proactive Solutions fits perfectly in this tradition of innovation.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty features advanced telematics and patented predictive analytics technology, able to monitor tyre pressure and temperature and to notify operators on potential issues before they happen. This enables immediate action to be taken to avoid damage and downtime.  Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors mounted inside the tyres constantly monitor tyre pressure and temperature, and transmit this information via on-board telematics to a Goodyear server.  Here the data is analyzed and operators notified of potential issues before they happen.  The data is further provided to predict tyre life and plan maintenance.Estimated savings of over €71,000 illustrate the benefits of a five-year Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty contract covering four wheel loaders operated by Dutch company ESD-SIC. The savings comprise; €1,100/y from eliminating bi-monthly inflation checks, €9,700/y by eliminating tyre failures (historically one failure per year) and €17,600 thanks to increased tyre life of between 10% and 15%.A further benefit of Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty is Track & Trace. This is a built-in GPS function allowing fleet managers to locate machines as well as to prevent unauthorized movement or theft.Maintaining correct tyre inflation is essential to ensure optimal vehicle performance.  Incorrect tyre pressure shortens tyre life, causes failures, affects the stability of machines and wastes fuel. The sooner a potential issue is identified, the less risk there is of an expensive unplanned intervention or breakdown, avoiding unnecessary down-time and expensive long-term damage.The benefits of Goodyear Proactive Solutions are increased tyre operating hours, better tyre durability, maintained optimal performance levels and reduced tyre maintenance costs, in addition to better retreadability.  This is thanks to targeted maintenance reports that are generated allowing maintenance to be carried out only on those tyres that really need it – saving time and cost.Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty has already been successfully deployed in various applications such as trucks, wheel loaders and mobile cranes.Goodyear Proactive Solutions is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.To enrich its value proposition to OTR fleets, including construction operations, Goodyear is also introducing the latest enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre performance monitoring system. This newly enhanced OTR tyre management tool enables faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data like tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators, helping optimize tyre service life, as well as assisting forecasting and budgeting.last_img

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