Continental has released a new digital tyre-monitoring platform with Vodafone called ContiConnect.
By using the Internet of Things (IoT) companies can connect commercial vehicle fleets to the digital tyre monitoring platform.
It has already been deployed in US, Canada, Malaysia and Thailand with more markets in Europe and Asia to follow in 2018-2019
ContiConnect communicates tyre temperature and pressure data to a central web portal via the wireless network, and the Vodafone mobile communications network, allowing fleet managers to continuously monitor the data for their entire fleet.
The system alerts the fleet manager to tyre pressure or temperature deviations and suggests corrective measures where necessary.
Continental‘s commercial vehicle tyre division head of digital solutions Michael Neuheisel said: “ContiConnect provides commercial vehicle fleet operators such as haulage, bus or construction companies with greater transparency in their fleet management activities and allows them to digitally monitor their vehicles’ tyres in real-time.
"The recorded data helps fleet managers to maximise vehicle uptime and reduce maintenance costs and fuel.”
Vodafone’s IoT director Stefano Gestaut said: “This is a great example of how IoT can make real world differences in so many unexpected places.
"This ensures that truck drivers experience fewer tyre-related breakdowns and accidents – making the roads a safer place to be for every vehicle user.”