Continental’s tyre-pressure-monitoring system ContiPressureCheckTM has been approved for operational use by the Polish bus manufacturer Solaris. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of city, regional and trolley buses and will provide ContiPressureCheckTM as original equipment on the vehicles it produces. “It is with great satisfaction that we announce the positive assessment of our ContiPressureCheckTM system by this renowned bus manufacturer. The agreement confirms that this system is an optimum solution for bus companies that wants to control the quality and condition of its tyres, while enhancing the travel comfort and safety of its passengers on board”, states Hartwig Kühn, ContiPressureCheck Manager at Continental Hanover.
The entire range of Solaris buses are now designed to integrate ContiPressureCheckTM as standard. The required cable joints and connections are integrated at the factory in all vehicles, whilst the pressure and temperature values measured in the tyres can be displayed directly in the vehicles dashboard. If the ContiPressureCheckTM system is ordered as an optional extra the tyre sensors and Central Control Unit (CCU) are also included on delivery, however these components can also be easily retrofitted at a later date.
From the beginning of this month, Solaris has started to deliver the first 60 city buses equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM to a customer based in Krakow.
The ContiPressureCheckTM system uses sensors inside the tyre to measure both the tyre pressure as well as the temperature inside the tyre in real time. The data is continually sent to the cab and presented to the driver via a display. If the tyre pressure deviates from the correct specified value, ContiPressureCheck™ warns the driver immediately. Measures can then be taken to rectify the situation and return the air pressure in the tyre to its normal level.
In this way the system helps to reduce fuel consumption and tyre wear as well as increasing mileage. The efficiency of buses can thus be upgraded, reducing both operating costs and the environmental impact, thanks to lower CO2 emissions and a longer useable lifespan of the tyres. In addition, ContiPressureCheck™ makes a valuable contribution to passenger safety.
ContiPressureCheck™ is quick and simple to install and can also be added during later tyre changeovers. It is compatible with different telematic systems, allowing the data on the tyre pressure and temperature to show up in an integrated display as well as on the telematic network. This way the collected data can also be downloaded to an external device, simplifying the tyre management of the fleet.