Goodyear launches FuelMax Performance fuel-efficient CO2-reducing tires & showcases tire management news

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The full silica compound tires can save a 100-vehicle fleet 290,000 euros in fuel costs annually and help truck manufacturers meet future emission targets.

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Goodyear is launching FuelMax Performance - its most fuel-efficient tire range to date - at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.  The new tires, which are the first Goodyear truck tire to feature full silica tread compound technology, achieve EU tire label grade A for fuel efficiency and meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter tire requirements.  These tires can enable dedicated long haul-fleets to maximize fuel savings, and assist truck makers to meet increasingly ambitious EU CO2 targets.

Two new Goodyear Proactive Solutions mobile phone APPs will be showcased, offering additional benefits to fleet managers and drivers. The combination of Goodyear Proactive Solutions and FuelMax Performance tires are essential to maximize performance and further reduce total cost of ownership and emissions. 

Goodyear is exhibiting in the New Mobility World area in Pavilion P11 on stands C102-104.

The new tires anticipate proposed EU legislation to reduce Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 emissions by 15% in 2025 and 30% by 2030. 

"Tires are crucial for sustainable mobility and are core components of vehicle performance. The new Goodyear FuelMax Performance tires demonstrate our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that environmental objectives pose for our customers.  They further show our commitment to supporting OEMs and fleets in achieving those objectives and reducing costs," said David Anckaert, Vice President Goodyear Commercial Tires Europe.  “Tires are only part of the wider picture.  We strive to work 

with our industry partners to provide complete and innovative solutions to lower costs, reduce environmental impact and contribute to the EU’s mobility agenda.  Key to this is maximizing tires’ potential, and Goodyear Proactive Solutions and other tire-related services can further improve profits and reduce emissions.”

FuelMax Performance range

FuelMax Performance tires are developed for maximum fuel efficiency with low heat generation and low rolling resistance for dedicated long haul applications. They offer ‘A’ grade EU label fuel efficiency, ‘B’ grade Wet Grip, one wave exterior noise and 3PMSF winter performance, and are Goodyear’s first truck tires to feature full silica tread compound technology. This is a key element for low fuel consumption and wet grip.  The construction ensures extremely regular footprint pressure distribution for regular wear and high mileage under all load conditions encountered in long haul service.

The Goodyear FuelMax Performance range comprises two FuelMax S Performance steer tires and a FuelMax D Performance drive tire.  The combination of FuelMax X Performance steer and drive tires with existing Goodyear FuelMax T trailer tires - also labeled A in Fuel Efficiency - enables consistent fuel savings and CO2 reductions.

A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using this tire combination could save up to 214,000 liters of diesel per year and reduce up to 557,000 kg of CO2 - saving up to 290,000 euros in fuel costs.[1]

A common feature of the range is an RFID tag embedded inside each tire, which allows simple identification by an external device that links to tire management systems to ensure future connectivity benefits. 

FuelMax S Performance

The FuelMax S Performance steer tires comprise sizes 315/70R22.5 and 385/55R22.5. The 315/70R22.5 steer tires have five ribs and the 385/55R22.5 have six with both having tread features that optimize water distribution and regular wear, with wet braking performance maintained well into the life of the tires. 

FuelMax D Performance

The FuelMax D Performance drive tire is produced in size 315/70R22.5 with IntelliMax Groove technology also a feature.  The tread design assists traction and cleaning with self-generating grooves appearing at 60% tread wear to ensure life-long traction, high mileage and low rolling resistance.  Full tread depth visibility at any position is ensured by 16 measuring windows. 

Tire Management news

At the IAA, Goodyear is showcasing its news related to Goodyear Proactive Solutions, which comprises a full suite of data-based solutions, featuring advanced telematics and patented predictive analytics technology. 

Goodyear Proactive Solutions currently comprises Goodyear TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and the Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader. 

Mobile phone APPs & Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader

The latest innovations in Goodyear Proactive Solutions’ toolbox are two recently-introduced mobile phone APPs – one for fleet managers and the other for drivers.  These provide access to up-to-the-minute relevant tire data from Goodyear Proactive Solutions.  For the fleet manager that means an overview of the entire fleet with reports available on each tire on every vehicle, and for drivers it gives a ‘live’ report on their vehicles’ tires.  In both cases urgent warnings are provided any time a potential issue is detected.

The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader will be demonstrated at LIVE, the IAA outdoor demonstration area every day (approximately at 10:20 am, 12:20 am, 2:20 pm, 4:20 pm). The Goodyear hi-tech ground-based plate automatically measures tire tread depth, pressure and axle load in seconds whenever a vehicle drives over it and enables potential wear issues to be identified.

Goodyear Proactive Solutions provide precise, real-time tire monitoring enabling fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced, downtime to be minimized and tire mileage and retreadability increased. 

A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles all running with the correct inflation vs an identical fleet driving with 1.5 bar under-inflation could save up to 51,000 liters of diesel per year, saving up to 694,000 euros per year in fuel costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 133,000 kg.

For more details please refer to the related Goodyear FuelMax Performance and Goodyear Proactive Solutions fact sheets.

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