The Bridgestone Group is developing a global retread service in which it collects worn out tires from customers, replaces the worn tread, and delivers tires that are again ready for use. By initially developing durable tires
that also prevent unpredictable wear, and by providing appropriate maintenance, this service makes it possible to retread a single tire several times. Combining Dan-Totsu products, retread service, and maintenance as a
subscription package with a flat monthly fee, customers can use tires more safely, longer and more cost efficiently.
By combining retread services with digital technologies, such as tire monitoring allowing visibility of tire data, and mobility data provided by Webfleet solutions, the Group can provide Dan-Totsu solutions for customers. These
Dan-Totsu solutions analyze tire and mobility data with the Group’s unique algorithms to provide tire wear and durability predictions, and Webfleet Solutions provides fleet operation support to prevent downtime from tire
and vehicle trouble to ensure safe mobility and maintain optimal operations of customers, thereby reducing the customer’s total operation cost. In addition, this contributes to the reduction of CO2 emission at
customer’s use phase.
In the future, the Group will use mobility and tire data as the basis for offering premium retreading that will enable it to customize the Dan-Totsu products, surface area to be retreaded, tread shape and appropriate timing
for each vehicle and each tire, according to its usage conditions.