Goodyear and ZF have joined forces to offer a combined connected tyre and fleet management platform for commercial truck and trailer operators.
The strategic collaboration will bring together Goodyear’s Total Mobility and ZF’s Transics branded Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) capabilities.
The expanded suite of high performing tyres and interoperable data-driven tyre and fleet management solutions is said to offer transportation companies a “one-stop solution” enabling “more efficient and sustainable operations”.
“The turnkey proposition proposed by Goodyear and ZF is addressing the growing complexity linked to demanding fleet operations,” said Grégory Boucharlat, vice president, Commercial Europe for Goodyear.
“It enables operators to stay agile and make informed decisions to boost vehicle uptime, promote more economical driving, extend the service life of tyres and assets, lower emissions and improve customer service delivery management based on an integrated tyre and fleet dataset translated into actionable insights,” he added.
In 2019, Goodyear introduced its customisable Goodyear Total Mobility value proposition, providing full tyre monitoring and management insights from mounting the right tyres per type of operations, planning proactive maintenance and retreading. The offer includes the Goodyear Tyre Pressure Monitoring system with proprietary G-Predict algorithm, which can give real-time proactive alerts and prevents up to 90% of tyre related breakdowns.
“ZF’s collaboration with Goodyear harnesses the expertise and extensive capabilities of two industry-leaders behind a shared conviction to offer European fleets and trailer builders the benefits of a one-stop Fleet Management solution.“ said Peter Bal, business leader – Digital Customer Services, EMEA with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control System division.
“Our ability to supply an integrated solution, with reduced hardware investment, means customers can benefit from simplified operations as they seek to gain further efficiency, as well as enhanced safety and cargo security.”
Through an interoperable and flexible solution, based on a single telematics unit, called TX-Trailerpulse, customers can now access the services and support of both companies including ZF’s Transics FMS solutions.