Following the successful implementation of ContiConnect ™ Live, digital tyre monitoring for truck fleets, the system has now been expanded to support specialist vehicles and continues to complement ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect Yard. With ContiConnect ™ Live, the collected data on tyre pressure and temperature are sent in real time to a cloud using a central telematics unit. In addition, the unit transmits the vehicle's location using GPS and records the operating hours of the tyres. Fleet managers have a quicker and more efficient overview of the condition of the vehicles regardless of their location. By evaluating the information, the fleet benefits from reduced downtimes, lower maintenance costs and an extended operating time. ContiConnect ™ Live is available for all specialist tyres from Continental equipped with sensor technology. The application will first be rolled out in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, UK, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France and Portugal. Other European markets will follow.
ContiConnect ™ Live: Flexible and location-independent fleet management
Fleets using high value tyres with a high need for machine availability, require constant monitoring of the tyre condition. Vehicles sometimes cover long distances, especially on large construction sites, in intralogistics or in ports, which makes monitoring tyre pressure and temperature a challenge for fleet managers. Continental is addressing this issue with ContiConnect ™ Live. In contrast to ContiConnect ™ Yard, the live version does not require a location-specific yard station on the application site with access to the cellular network. Instead the data is transferred directly to a cloud and can be accessed there.
Cloud solution increases speed and reliability
The fully integrated control solution for the tyre condition consists of various components. The intelligent tyre from Continental measures inflation pressure and temperature with the factory-fitted sensor inside the tyre. The sensor data is sent in real time to the integrated central telematics unit.
From there, the data is transferred to the cloud, where it can be accessed via the web portal. In the web portal, a detailed view of the vehicle including alarm, pressure and temperature history as well as GPS data and operating hours is made available. Furthermore, fleet managers are proactively informed via SMS or email, which enables them to take immediate corrective action to prevent further damage to the tyre in the event of a puncture and increases the safety of drivers and vehicles. This enables fleet managers to monitor tyres flexibly, regardless of where the vehicles or the fleet manager are located.