Goodyear rolls out IntelliGrip Urban and Eagle 360 Urban tyres

By CARSIFU | 7 March 2017

AKRON (Ohio): Designed for future-generation autonomous electric ride-sharing vehicles in urban areas, the Goodyear IntelliGrip Urban and Eagle 360 Urban concept tyres are set to meet the rising interest for on-demand-transportation.

The Goodyear IntelliGrip Urban concept tyre is equipped with advanced Sensor-in-Tyre technology, and designed to support autonomous vehicle control systems and enhance passenger safety.

The concept tyre is capable of sensing road and weather conditions.

The IntelliGrip Urban would enable fleets to monitor their vehicles and tyres in real time, giving them a competitive advantage whilst helping to increase their profitability.

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban_Wet Tread.
Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban.

Meanwhile, the Eagle 360 Urban tyre features bionic skin with a sensor network that allows the concept tyre to check on its own status and gather information on its environment, including the road surface.

Via connectivity with other vehicles as well as infrastructure, traffic and mobility management systems, the Eagle 360 Urban also captures information on its surroundings in real-time.

The bionic skin’s high-sensory capacity tread, with its sensor network, captures information on road and weather conditions and transmits this input to the vehicle’s ‘nervous system’ to improve the car’s braking, handling and efficiency.

Goodyear IntelliGrip Urban.
Goodyear IntelliGrip Urban.

The intelligent morphing tread prepares the vehicle for the unexpected by proactively providing safety under all conditions.

Depending on the road and weather conditions, the most appropriate tread pattern appears autonomously with the help of the bionic skin of the tyre.

The bionic skin allows self-healing repair.

And, in combination with the Artificial Intelligence unit, it measures current and predicts future tyre wear to allow automated tyre management, enabling predictive and proactive maintenance.

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban_Dry Tread