Gatik’s autonomous trucks will be outfitted with Goodyear’s tire intelligence technology

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

January 11, 2024

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Goodyear and Gatik have announced the industry’s first, successful integration of tire intelligence technology into an autonomous driving system.
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Goodyear Tire and Gatik announced a new partnership integrating Goodyear’s tire intelligence technology into Gatik’s self-driving truck system this week at CES in Las Vegas. 

Under the partnership, Gatik’s autonomous truck fleet will have its tires fitted with Goodyear SightLine technology, a tire intelligence solution Gatik says allows it to advance the “safety and overall accuracy” of fleet operations, while also improving delivery uptime and reliability.

The system offers intelligence data on road conditions and tire health, helping streamline elements of self-driving vehicles, such as rolling resistance, tire load and braking. 

This year, Gatik plans to roll out its tire solution to a significant portion of its autonomous fleet across the U.S. and Canada.

“Being the vehicle’s only contact point to the road, the tire can play a pivotal role in enabling the vehicle to react like a driver would,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s senior vice president. “Gatik is revolutionizing the autonomous technology space and by providing real-time insights through intelligent tire data, we can support Gatik’s autonomous driving system to become even more safe, reliable and efficient.”

Data collected from the tires is sent from Goodyear’s SightLine platform to Gatik’s autonomous driving system through a real-time feedback loop, helping improve vehicle performance, including the ability to adapt swiftly and safely to a variety of road conditions.

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"The groundbreaking integration of Goodyear SightLine technology into Gatik's autonomous fleet is a first in the industry,” said Gautam Narang, Gatik’s CEO. “The real-time data derived from intelligent tire technology not only enhances the safety and predictability of our autonomous vehicles but also enables us to maintain high levels of efficiency, reliability and delivery uptime throughout our operations." 

The companies also said they will be conducting ongoing, rigorous testing of the system at Goodyear’s San Angelo, Texas, proving grounds, examining its efficacy in a range of road scenarios, including traffic lights, road signs, evasive maneuvers, tight turns, collision avoidance, precise lane keeping and minimum risk stopping distances.

In the future, the companies also said they plan to incorporate Goodyear's advanced predictive road condition monitoring solution into Gatik’s autonomous driving system to serve businesses including grocers, retailers, distributors, e-commerce platforms and CPG companies.

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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