UFODrive pairs with Goodyear to optimise fleet efficiency
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has entered into a strategic relationship with UFODrive, and going forwards will work together with the all-digital, all-electric car rental company to integrate their complementary mobility solutions. The two firms intend to pair Goodyear’s intelligent tyre monitoring system and proactive solutions suite with UFODrive’s eMobility software as a service platform.
Goodyear and UFODrive will also conduct studies designed to optimise vehicle utilisation and servicing to maximise energy usage and tyre replacement cost savings and to minimise the carbon impact of fleets.
“Working with UFODrive is a unique opportunity for us to expand the successful Goodyear Total Mobility fleet solutions from our commercial truck and bus business to the rapidly evolving EV passenger fleet landscape,” says Hakan Bayman, president of Goodyear’s consumer business in Europe. “We anticipate overall demand for shared mobility services to continue growing in the coming years, with a particular emphasis on contactless solutions.”
Launched in 2019, Goodyear Total Mobility is an end-to-end fleet offering that brings together tyres and a suite of data-driven monitoring and predictive analytics solutions to provide fleet operators with real-time tyre performance information, including pressure and temperature.
UFODrive has developed and proven its eMobility platform by delivering a radically better car rental experience in eight countries and 17 locations across Europe in less than two years.
“Working with a tier one mobility company like Goodyear allows UFODrive to expand on its mission to deliver a seamless transition to electric mobility for shared fleets,” comments Aidan McClean, chief executive officer of UFODrive. “The electric revolution is accelerating, and we are delighted to collaborate with Goodyear to pioneer unique SaaS features such as fleet utilisation maximisation, energy savings and optimised electric routing for fleet owners.”