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The sensor and the telematics unit of the SightLine intelligent tire system, which deliver data to Goodyear's cloud-computing platform.

Goodyear and Bridgestone are rolling out intelligent tire features that use sensors and artificial intelligence for last-mile vehicles delivering packages from e-commerce sites like Amazon.com.

Credit: Goodyear

Tire manufacturers Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Bridgestone are launching new smart tire features for last-mile delivery vehicles transporting packages from e-commerce sites like Amazon.com.

Goodyear's SightLine solution runs data from a sensor through proprietary machine learning algorithms to capture tire wear, pressure, road-surface conditions, and other variables to forecast flats or other problems days ahead of time.

Goodyear's Chris Helsel said SightLine could detect 90% of tire-related issues ahead of time in a test that involved about 1,000 vehicles operated by 20 customers.

Meanwhile, Bridgestone Americas is developing an intelligent tire system that combines sensors, artificial intelligence algorithms, and digital twins to predict tire wear and readiness for retreading.

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