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Digital Tire Monitoring

Digital Tire Monitoring

10 Questions to get started

1. What is it?

Tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) that supersedes manual, routine tire maintenance and replaces it with automatic digital monitoring for tires that employs targeted tire checks. Various systems are available. The solution from Continental uses a sensor mounted onto the inner liner of a tire that constantly measures the tire pressure and the temperature inside the tire. This data appears on a display on the driver’s dashboard and/or on the fleet manager’s monitor.

2. What benefits does it bring?

With the aim of achieving increased fleet efficiency, the results of tire monitoring are used to coordinate the ordering and fitting of new tires and tire transfers for repair and retreading. It is a matter of identifying a potential impairment to the use of the tire in good time and, in the most extreme cases, preventing a complete failure.

3. What benefits does it bring for the business?

An overview of the tire data for the entire fleet. An alarm system that indicates at a very early stage when values are not correct. Flat tires and delivery failures can be prevented. Safety is improved for the driver. Fuel and energy costs (hybrid and electric mobility) decrease as results of tire pressure always being at the optimum level. Insufficient pressure has a negative effect not only on the casing due to greater flexing, but also due to the resultant increased rolling resistance.

4. What benefits does it bring for the driver?

It is no longer necessary to carry out a manual tire-pressure check before departure. Automatic monitoring takes some of the strain off the driver. The system notifies as soon as there is a loss of pressure or overheating, enabling the driver to react in a timely manner.

5. What environmental benefits does it bring?

Optimal tire pressure is good from both an ecological and an economic perspective. Inadequate tire pressure will cause greater rolling resistance, increased tire wear and therefore higher fuel or energy consumption. At the same time, saving fuel means lower emissions.

6. What do the first users say?

After switching to this system, customers have reported fewer failures and interruptions in operations due to flat tires, or none at all. Safety improves for the driver and vehicle. Delivery schedules can be adhered to. Fuel is saved. The service life of the tires is extended. All performance criteria expected of a modern tire can be met in full. ContiConnect™ and ContiPressureCheck™ are being used by a large number of customers in various markets worldwide.

7. What does it comprise of?

Various individual components and bundles provide a tailored tire monitoring solution for every requirement, including sensors inside the tire, a measuring unit in the vehicle and/or a measuring station on the company premises and the web portal displaying the tire data for the entire fleet.

8. Where is the difference between ContiConnect™ and ContiPressureCheck™?

ContiConnect™ and ContiPressureCheck™ are parts of the overall range offered for fleets to optimize their efficiency and tire-related activities. ContiPressureCheck™ is the tire-pressure monitoring system for drivers, whereas ContiConnect™ is a solution that analyzes the tire data and makes it available to the fleet manager. Hardware infrastructure is required for the web portal and the back end.

9. Is it complicated to install?

Installation is simple, but requires an appropriate timeframe to be factored in. When the sensors have to be retrofitted to the tires, every tire is removed and the container with the sensor is attached to the inside using glue. The intelligent tires from Continental are available as an alternative. With these, the sensors are pre-installed. With the ContiPressureCheck™ system, a display is installed in the driver‘s cab. ContiConnect™ has a receiving unit (yard reader station) that is installed on company premises.

10. Does it require registration?

Tire-pressure monitoring systems are classed as advanced driver assistance systems along with braking assistants, cruise control, adaptive cruise control and parking assistants. Unlike in cars, tire-pressure monitoring systems for trucks have not been a legal requirement to date.