LAS VEGAS — Goodyear is rolling out a "seamless" vehicle-servicing platform called "AndGo" that it said is designed to help consumer fleets monitor their service needs and improve their scheduling.
AndGo uses predictive software to help fleets focus on their end-customers, whether it is today's drivers or passengers in the emerging autonomous vehicle sector, Goodyear said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it debuted the platform, which will tap into Goodyear's network of 5,000 company-owned and authorized independent Tire Service Network providers.
Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Richard Kramer called AndGo "another Goodyear innovation that will help enable mobility today and in the future."
Fleets engaging AndGo will benefit from continuous care through routine inspections and tire monitoring leveraging Goodyear's intelligent tires, the company said, as such tires become more prevalent.
Fleets will pay for using AndGo, Goodyear acknowledged, based on a variety of payment models geared toward the specific needs of the individual fleet.
AndGo is available in select U.S. markets today, Goodyear said without disclosing which ones, and will expand to additional markets by mid-year.
The launch of AndGo is the latest in a series of initiatives Goodyear has undertaken to tap into the consumer fleet business, in part to discover how its tire technology can be used for predictive maintenance more effectively.
In the past year, Goodyear has partnered with:
- Envoy Technologies, a California electric car-sharing service;
- Redspher S.A., a Luxembourg-based transport and logistics group;
- Prazo Inc., operators of Borrow, a California short-term electric car subscription company; and
- Priva Mobility Inc., a provider of mobile offices.
"Fleets are looking to operate their vehicles as safely and efficiently as possible to meet the needs of their customers," Erin Spring, Goodyear director of new ventures, said last year. "Digital tire information helps enable this goal by providing proactive information, integrated with their service scheduling needs."