Continental launches cloud-based tire monitoring system

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Automotive manufacturer Continental has launched its ContiConnect Live system, which is intended to complement its existing ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect Yard tire monitoring systems.

The company says its new system will allow for data on tire pressure and temperature to be sent in real time to the cloud using a central telematics unit. In addition, this unit transmits the vehicle’s location using GPS and records the operating hours of the tires. The company clams this will mean fleet managers have a quicker and more comfortable overview of the condition of vehicles regardless of their location.

The system will be available for all special tires from Continental equipped with sensor technology, with initial roll-out of the application in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, the UK, Sweden, Norway, France and Portugal, with other European markets to follow.

Continental notes that fleets with high tire costs and need for machine availability require constant monitoring of the tire condition. Vehicles sometimes cover long distances, especially on large construction sites, in intralogistics or in ports, which makes monitoring tire pressure and temperature a challenge for fleet managers.

In contrast to the existing ContiConnect Yard application, the new live version does not require a location-specific yard station on the application site with access to the cellular network. Instead, data is transferred directly to a cloud and can be accessed there.

Once data is transferred to the cloud, it can then be accessed via a web portal where a detailed view of the vehicle including alarm, pressure and temperature history, as well as GPS data and operating hours, is made available. If an issue arises, fleet managers are proactively informed via SMS or email.

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