Big data will allow Goodyear to engineer tires for the future.
Goodyear has signed a technology agreement with California-based Tesloop to study and model tire performance based on data generated by Tesloop, which operates a fleet of semi-autonomous Tesla vehicles.
Since its launch in July 2015, Tesloop has been collecting data at a rate now approaching 32,000 km per month on each vehicle.
“Leveraging our deep knowledge and experience in tire design, testing and fleet operations, our goal is to ensure that we can offer the most innovative range of tire-related technologies and services for the next generation of connected passenger mobility fleets,” said Jim Euchner, Vice President of global innovation at Goodyear. “Tesloop’s leadership in the utilization of semi-autonomous, connected, electric cars gives us insights today into the next generation of ‘mobility’ where driving vehicles 250,000 miles a year may be a common occurrence.”