The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a service innovation pilot with Borrow, a short-term, fully electric car subscription company based in West Hollywood, California.
Goodyear is using its predictive tire servicing solution for connected fleets to forecast and automatically schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement. Leveraging the Tiremaker’s expertise in tires, the cloud-based platform predicts and automatically schedules tire servicing via vehicle data and proprietary algorithms. The collaboration will allow Goodyear’s Innovation Lab in San Francisco to test the solution while servicing a fleet.
Goodyear’s focus is to service the fleet’s tires, as well as provide additional services to maximize Borrow’s uptime and customer experience. The vehicles are currently serviced with Goodyear’s mobile vans, with the potential to include its aligned dealer network and company-owned retail stores as the pilot progresses.
Goodyear’s effort with Borrow builds on an ongoing pilot with Envoy, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles, as well as a successful test program with Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively used Tesla electric vehicles. These initiatives were developed and implemented through Goodyear’s Innovation Lab in San Francisco, which works to connect with automakers, suppliers and mobility-related startups to build products and data-driven service models for fleets, autonomous vehicles and other mobility applications.
Source: Press Release