With every single component of the car undergoing a reshape towards the onset of the Autonomous Future, Tesla has partnered up with Goodyear to manufacture “intelligent tires” for data gathering on the company’s new fleet of city-to-city Tesla ride service- Tesloop.
The information on tire pressure and temperature will be added to Goodyear’s cloud-based algorithms to better predict when tire replacement and repair is needed. The data gathering from the wireless sensors aims to improve overall tire maintenance. In addition to fitting Tesloop vehicles with the tires, Goodyear also plans to expand its mobile maintenance service to the vehicles, repairing Tesloop vehicles while they’re at charging stations.
Goodyear is breaking new ground with the combination of fleet management expertise, intelligent products, and a vast service network to deliver complete solutions for the future of mobility
-Chris Helsel, CTO Goodyear
The two companies have been working together since January to research and better understand how semi-autonomous technology can affect tires.