Continental, the technology company and premium tire manufacturer, has launched its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform.
The tire manufacturer has created a solution for tire problems for the entire fleet in a single web portal, everytime the trucks return to the fleet yard.
This solution was developed with the key objective of lowering overall driving costs for commercial vehicle fleets and to also help fleets increase uptime in multiple ways such as saving maintenance time, protecting tires from long-term damage, reducing tire-related breakdowns and tire wear, and improving fuel efficiency and improving safety for all road users.
The worldwide debut took place at the Setia City Convention Centre, where Continental’s Commercial Tire Vehicles division bridged the gap between tire manufacturer and integrated solutions provider in the form of ContiConnect.
Identifying and resolving tire issues immediately upon return to the fleet yard helps protect the tire from long-term damage, ensuring maximum removal miles and improved casing retreadability.
Continental’s tire sensors can identify creeping air loss before it would typically be noticed in a pre- or post-trip inspection, helping to reduce tire-related breakdowns on the road.
In addition, verifying proper tire inflation guarantees the highest possible fuel efficiency to save fuel costs, reduces tire wear for long tire life, and helps to prevent tire blowouts for optimal safety.
“ContiConnect is the starting point for Continental to become a profound partner for tire-related data services and with this digital tire monitoring platform we take a huge step forward in our evolution from a premium tire manufacturer to a solutions provider.
“We enrich our long-term experience in the tire industry with data created by sensors, starting with our truck, bus and earthmoving tires,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the Continental Executive Board and head of the Tire division.
ContiConnect is a remote tire monitoring platform that does not depend on a telematics or over the-road connection as 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 tire 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 and in the web portal, the fleet manager can immediately access low pressure alerts, track data over time, and view reports and analytics for all tires equipped with sensors.
The platform also features customisable text and email notifications, so the fleet manager, maintenance supervisor, or other personnel can receive immediate alerts when low tire pressure or high tire temperature is recorded which allows fleets to act proactively to fix the issues.
“It is such an exciting time for Continental in Asia Pacific as the pilot test we ran on ContiConnect in Malaysia and Thailand showed promising results, we are excited to share with our customers how ContiConnect can offer our brand promise of lowest overall driving cost and optimize fleet efficiency.
“This is an important step Continental is taking towards becoming an integrated solutions provider,” adds Philippe Barabinot, head of Sales & Marketing, Business Region APAC Truck Tires.
Continental offers a range of digital tire monitoring systems to fit a fleet’s individual business needs.
The ContiPressureCheck™ tire 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.
Fleet managers who are interested in seeing real-time tire data via a telematics solution can also benefit from ContiPressureCheck.
The tire pressure monitoring system offers data integration with multiple telematics providers as the integration allows the tire data to be seen in both the providers’ in-cab displays and back-end portals.
Continental leverages tire manufacturing expertise combined with the latest digital technology to create intelligent tire solutions that reduce fleets’ operating costs and enhance safety.
Continental, the technology company and premium tire manufacturer, displayed its newest pioneering technology to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient and intelligent: the ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform.