TIS-Web, the fleet management software provided by Continental, is now able to display and analyze tire data. Fleet managers can obtain information on tire position, pressure and temperature, enabling them to take quick action when they see signs of incipient damage or low pressure, which can cause increased fuel consumption.
Continental’s subsidiary VDO has put together a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) starter kit for TIS-Web customers so that they can quickly and easily implement the new function in their fleets. The kit includes a Bluetooth dongle for mobile data transmission, the necessary cable links to the ContiPressureCheck (CPC) system and a QR code for downloading the TIS-Web Fleet app. The CPC system consists of tire sensors that are mounted on the inside of truck tires. The sensors transmit their data via the CPU interface to a display in the driver’s cab – and now, thanks to TIS-Web, directly to the fleet manager’s monitor.
Dr Lutz Scholten, head of segment tachographs, telematics and services, Continental, explained, “The purpose of TIS-Web is to make the total cost of ownership for each vehicle transparent so that optimization is possible. Integration of tire data into TIS-Web is another step in this direction.”
April 8, 2015