The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader is being recognised by independent experts as a leading innovation in the market and has received multiple awards in 2019.
The innovative solution is an integral part of the Goodyear Total Mobility end-to-end value proposition for fleets to facilitate tyre monitoring and management. Checking the condition of the tyres can be quite time-consuming and complex from a planning perspective for fleet operators. The Drive-Over-Reader technology consists of a ground-mounted sensor measuring tyre pressure, remaining tread depth, axle load and total vehicle weight. Every time the vehicle returns to the yard and drives over the plate, the fleet manager will receive a comprehensive overview on all key parameters in just seconds. The award-winning technology is developed to support fleets in reducing their carbon footprint and total cost of ownership by limiting their fuel consumption. High consumption is often caused by underinflated tyres, tyre-related breakdowns, frequent tyre renewal and tyre maintenance costs, as well as potential penalties in relation to overload and late deliveries.
On November 27th, the tyre monitoring tool won its third award this year, when it was announced as winner of the 2019 IoMobility ‘Mobility Innovation’ award by #Innovability. The annual IoMobility Awards honours innovative companies and products that address the challenges of ‘smart mobility’ in Italy. Goodyear’s Drive-Over-Reader first received a prize in the ‘Mobility Innovation’ category, after being evaluated by a jury of more than 20 experts from the transport industry.
Just a few weeks ago, Goodyear also received another innovation award at the 23rd Geluid, Trillingen en Luchtkwaliteit Congres. It is one of the largest congress focusing on Sound, Vibration and Air Quality in the Benelux. The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader was recognised by the jury as the best integrated solution having most potential to improve the quality of our living environment. In the final selection, the jury considered following aspects: air quality, noise, CO2 reduction, energy efficiency and road safety.
In March, German bus trade magazine busplaner named the Drive-Over-Reader as winner of its ‘Tyre Management Category’ in its 2019 ‘International Sustainability Awards’. These awards recognise innovative products and services that offer environmental benefits and conserve resources in connection with the bus industry.
“We are honoured to have received these three awards demonstrating the significance of Drive-Over-Reader and having the innovation capabilities of our team recognised by industry and innovation experts. Equally important is the fact that proactive tyre maintenance makes significant contributions to the environment in cutting emissions as well as keeping our customers ahead of the game.” said André Weisz, Managing Director of Goodyear Proactive Solutions EMEA.
As a tyre and mobility solutions expert, Goodyear has opted to bring its own drive-over-reader to market. As part of Goodyear Total Mobility, this innovation closes the tyre management ‘loop’ with a full end-to-end offer including premium tyres, proactive tyre management solutions and a pan-European service network.