FLEETS

Goodyear, SafeAI in heavy equipment partnership

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has entered a strategic partnership with SafeAI to incorporate tyre intelligence into the programming of autonomous heavy equipment vehicles.

 Goodyear will outfit a Caterpillar 725, retrofitted with SafeAI's autonomous software, to capture pressure and temperature data and monitor overall tyre health

Goodyear will outfit a Caterpillar 725, retrofitted with SafeAI's autonomous software, to capture pressure and temperature data and monitor overall tyre health

SafeAI is based in California's Silicon Valley, in San Jose, and specialises in retrofitting heavy equipment for autonomous operation in the mining and construction sectors.

The partnership will see tyre intelligence from Goodyear's TPMS Heavy Duty rim-mounted sensors deployed at an active construction site in Cupertino. 

Goodyear will outfit a Caterpillar 725, retrofitted with SafeAI's autonomous software, to capture pressure and temperature data and monitor overall tyre health.

The sensors identify and communicate adverse conditions, such as underinflation, before they cause problems that need to be addressed in unscheduled maintenance work.

Goodyear said in a statement that tyre intelligence can help mitigate challenges brought on by costly unplanned downtime which "is rife with" traditional construction and mining sites.

"No matter the vehicle - automobile, freight truck or dump truck - tyre intelligence can help elevate safety, performance and efficiency," said Chris Helsel, Goodyear senior vice president and chief technology officer.

"Through our work with SafeAI, we will not only empower site operators with greater visibility and efficiency, but also gain invaluable performance data to inform our future innovation in autonomy and heavy equipment."

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report 2024 (feat. Opaxe data)

A comprehensive review of exploration trends and technologies, highlighting the best intercepts and discoveries and the latest initial resource estimates.

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Future Fleets Report 2024

The report paints a picture of the equipment landscape and includes detailed profiles of mines that are employing these fleets

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Digitalisation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations that use digitalisation technology to drive improvements across all areas of mining production

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Automation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations using autonomous solutions in every region and sector, including analysis of the factors driving investment decisions