Goodyear and Envoy pilot digital service solution for shared, EV fleets

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Goodyear and US company Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs), are working together to test preventative tire maintenance services – with the ultimate aim of minimizing operational downtime for fleets.

Goodyear’s predictive tire servicing solution for connected fleets forecasts and automatically schedules tire maintenance and replacement. Envoy managers can see the status of their fleets, schedule maintenance and update appointments with Goodyear’s scheduling team via the company’s network of outlets and mobile vans.

“With on-demand carsharing and ride hailing services on the rise, Goodyear is extending its fleet services business model to shared mobility providers to improve urban fleet operations,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s chief technology officer.

Envoy provides electric vehicles for ridesharing. A high percentage of its vehicles are deployed in disadvantaged communities.

The two-year-old company recently passed a milestone of having more than 100 vehicles at partner sites. It will launch 1,800 more in major metropolitan areas across the USA, including Portland, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC.

Envoy co-founder Aric Ohana said, “This pilot with Goodyear helps us provide more comprehensive fleet management services and ensures vehicle readiness for our customers. As Envoy continues to expand across the nation, Goodyear is uniquely positioned to provide the type of support needed to keep fleets on the streets.”

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