FORT MILL, S.C. – November 27, 2023. Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, added a new valve cap sensor to their lineup of digital tire monitoring products and services.
This sensor works with all of Continental’s digital tire monitoring solutions products including ContiConnect LIVE Truck and Trailer, ContiConnect Yard, and ContiPressureCheck.
Installation for the sensor requires minimal downtime on the vehicle as there is no requirement to dismount and remount tires. This makes it easy to upfit any commercial vehicle and fleet of any size in a short amount of time.
The valve cap sensor was planned and rolled out by Continental to also offer an easy path towards an integration of a more robust tire-mounted sensor.
Benefits of Digital Tire Monitoring
One of the most effective ways commercial vehicle fleets can reduce costs is by monitoring their tires. Though tires account for just 5% of fleet equipment, they can influence up to 53% of the fleet’s overall operating costs.
So, what can a fleet do to help monitor their tires?
Enter ContiConnect, Continental’s digital tire monitoring system. With ContiConnect a fleet can monitor the health of its tires through two different types of sensors that communicate with ContiConnect’s online platform via a connected device on the truck, trailer, Yard Reader, or the Continental On-Site phone app.