The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin today announced a pilot as part of the Smart Columbus initiative to advance connected mobility.
For the pilot, the three participants will experiment in the areas of tire intelligence and cloud-based logistics among others within an innovation region located in and around Columbus, Ohio, known as the Beta District. With the potential to share and enhance data on connected mobility, these experiments could lead to new products and solutions that will benefit trucking fleets, consumers and cities in the future.
Initial tests will include the installation of Goodyear TPMS Plus systems on eight EASE Logistics vehicles traveling throughout the Beta District of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor outside of Columbus, a leading location for testing connected vehicle technology in the Midwest. Once installed, Goodyear TPMS Plus will monitor tire conditions like pressure and temperature in real time, which can help prevent roadside breakdowns and improve vehicle safety and handling. EASE Logistics can leverage this data to initiate proactive maintenance and make routing decisions that improve traffic flow in the area.