Continental, today, presented the ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform. As a 147 year old premium tyre manufacturer, Continental has created an efficient solution for remote tire monitoring, allowing fleet managers to see tyre pressure and temperature data for the entire fleet in a single web portal, every time trucks return to the fleet yard. With ContiConnect, fleets are able to maximise efficiency with routine tire maintenance and effectively improve up-time of their vehicles.
The global debut took place at the Setia City Convention Center, where Continental’s Commercial Tyre Vehicles division unveiled bridging the gap between manufacturer and integrated solutions provider in the form of ContiConnect. This intelligent solution was developed with the key objective of lowering overall driving costs for commercial vehicle fleets. The intelligent sensor will also be able to evolve as Continental continues its pursuit in bringing its customers more value in total tire management.
ContiConnect helps fleets lower their costs and increase uptime in multiple ways: saving maintenance time, protecting tyres from long-term damage, reducing tire-related breakdowns and wear, and improving fuel efficiency and improving safety for all road users.
Continental’s tyre sensors can identify creeping air loss, one of the major causes of tire failure, before it would typically be noticed in a pre- or post-trip inspection, helping to reduce tyre-related breakdowns on the road. In addition, verifying proper inflation guarantees the highest possible fuel efficiency to save fuel costs, reduces tire wear for long life, and helps to prevent blowouts for optimal safety. Tyres are considered a important reoccurring cost for commercial fleets; with ContiConnect, fleets can ensure maximum profitability with the lowest overall driving cost.
ContiConnect is a remote tire monitoring platform that does not depend on a telematics or over-the-road connection. Tire data is collected via sensors, which are mounted on the inner liner of the tire to prevent damage from kerbing, eliminate theft, and ensure the sensor can accurately detect the tyre temperature and pressure without being influenced by heat from braking systems. As trucks enter the fleet yard, the yard reader station picks up data from the sensors and transmits it to the ContiConnect web portal via a cellular network.
More products to help monitor efficiency and costs
Continental offers a range of digital tyre monitoring systems to fit a fleet’s individual business needs. The ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is simple to install and constantly displays real-time tire pressure and temperature to the driver via an in-cab display, along with alerts if issues are identified. This helps protect drivers from top tire-related safety concerns.