Continental has officially launched its new digital tire monitoring platform for commercial fleets, ContiConnect. The solution for remote tire monitoring is available in the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Thailand and will be introduced in Europe and other markets in Asia over the next year.
The system helps fleets to maximize their efficiency and sends alerts if tire pressure deviates from the defined value, enabling fleet managers to act proactively instead of fixing problems reactively.
Michael Neuheisel, head of digital solutions for commercial vehicle tires, Continental, said, “ContiConnect is the starting point for Continental to become a profound partner for tire-related data services. 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 specialty tires.”
ContiConnect consists of different components that can be combined in multiple ways. The tire sensor connects the vehicle’s tires with the outside world, mounted on the inner liner of the tire. The best possible mounting position is ensured in order to measure both tire pressure and temperature precisely. Further, the sensor is protected from damage or theft.
Both a retrofit and a pre-fit solution are available. Continental’s intelligent tire has a pre-installed sensor, making it faster and more convenient for fleets to start digital tire monitoring, resulting in time savings while ensuring the housing is correctly installed within the tire first time around.
The yard reader station is the connecting component between the tire sensor and Continental’s backend. It reads the data off the sensors as the vehicle passes by the receiver in the yard and sends the data to the backend where it is analyzed and interpreted. The yard reader station is installed at the fleet’s frequent touchpoints, like washing bay, gas station or other checkpoints.
The web portal enables fleet managers to proactively monitor and track the condition of their tires and performance of all vehicles within their fleet. The browser-based portal offers various display options and can be accessed from any type of device. It shows the history of the tire data and enables retrospective analyses.
The solution notifies fleet managers via e-mail or SMS and suggests corrective measures where necessary.
March 28, 2018