ZF and Goodyear have entered a long-term agreement with the aim of providing tyre and fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles all over Europe. The collaboration is supposed to enable European fleets and trailer builders to comply with upcoming EU General Safety Regulations. Initially, according to the German manufacturer, ZF and Goodyear will offer European commercial vehicle fleets an integrated suite of fleet and tyre management applications supporting mixed and multi-brand fleets. Through an interoperable and flexible solution, based on a single telematics box, TX-TRAILERPULSE, fleets can access the services and support of both companies, including Goodyear tyre data and full access to ZF’s Transics FMS solutions, TX-TRAILERFIT and TX- CONNECT.
Emissions reduction of up to 2 tons of CO2 per connected trailer
To provide fleets with an integrated fleet and tyre management solution, ZF and Goodyear will leverage real-time data generated from all makes of Trailer Braking Systems (T-EBS) and tyre sensors. This will equip fleet operators and drivers with a wide range of actionable insights and smart functions. These are designed to optimize vehicle park usage while also helping to avoid road accidents and mitigate unscheduled vehicle downtime.
Supporting greener mobility, the rich, real-time data obtained from the trailer’s onboard systems and tyres will enable fleets to optimize vehicle usage, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. The partners estimate that the collaboration could realize an emissions reduction of up to 2 tons of CO2 per connected trailer.
The comments from ZF and Goodyear managements
«ZF’s collaboration with Goodyear harnesses the expertise and extensive capabilities of two industry-leaders behind a shared conviction to offer European fleets and trailer builders the benefits of a one-stop Fleet Management Solution», said Peter Bal, Business Leader – Digital Customer Services, EMEA with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control System division.
«Together with ZF, we will deliver a major step-change to further drive results for transportation, logistics, fleet operators and manufacturers», added Grégory Boucharlat, Vice President, Commercial Europe with Goodyear. «Providing strong differentiation with interoperable proactive tyre and vehicle management solutions and intelligent services, we continue to deliver the very latest, future-proof and customized support for our customers right across Europe».