Conti launches intelligent tires in the OTR market

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In tough conditions such as those encountered on mining and construction sites, efficiency and safety are key. However, underinflated tires are still a major cause of breakdowns and service calls, with, on average, one third of fleet tires underinflated. This not only has an effect on fuel consumption but also on the tire’s life – with 10% underinflation, tread life is reduced by 15% and casing life by 20%. With 20% underinflation, casing life is reduced by up to 30%.

Conti has introduced a new line of Conti CrossTrac truck tires fitted with Continental’s ContiPressureCheck system. Customers can select from a number of popular sizes.

Meanwhile all tires in the ContiEarth portfolio are now supplied equipped with the TMPS.

Constantin Batsch, VP for the replacement truck tire market in EMEA, said, “Having the right tire pressure ensures greater operating cost efficiency for fleets by reducing fuel consumption, increasing uptime, maximizing tire life and ensuring casing value. We provide smart solutions, helping customers ready their construction fleet for a digital future, thereby saving money overall.”

The ContiPressureCheck system displays the sensor data in the driver’s cab or on a handheld device and warns before a condition becomes critical. It is a complete, driver-focused solution for single vehicles and can also be integrated into third-party telematics solutions for 24/7 multiple vehicle monitoring.

 

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