Continental Tyres will showcase the latest additions to its highly successful operational solutions line-up, the new YardReader Station and the ContiConnect portal.
Operators increasingly understand that pivotal role tyre pressures play in keeping fleets on the road and limiting downtime. The YardReader Station allows fleet managers to monitor tyre pressures automatically, across all vehicles in the yard, adding further accuracy to fleet maintenance and helping to prevent costly tyre blowouts.
The system is the latest addition to the group’s modular ContiPressureCheck™ tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), and is due to be rolled out this autumn. This latest solution furthers Continental Tyres’ broad range of operational solutions designed to accurately inform fleets, while putting safety first, and complements its comprehensive range of commercial vehicle tyres.
The YardReader Station meets the remit of the entire ContiPressureCheck system, with multiple benefits for fleets, including reduced fuel costs, lower environmental impact and higher safety levels, as well as helping to lower the likelihood of tyre blowouts.
Continental’s new tyre information and management system for commercial fleets, ContiConnect will be launched to European and global markets during Q3, 2017.
ContiConnect monitors, analyses and reports tyre pressure and temperature for the entire fleet based on data collected by the YardReader Station from ContiPressureCheck sensors in the tyres. The system then notifies fleet managers and offers suggested corrective measures where necessary, that could be then actioned immediately by a Conti360° service partner.
An online portal provides transparent reports on the fleet’s tyre performance and overall efficiency. It can work in multiple set-ups to connect all tyres in a fleet; for vehicles on the road for numerous days in a row, along with those returning for daily check-ups. In combination with the modular design of ContiPressureCheck, data can be collected via a stationary receiver in the depot, or via a receiver unit in every vehicle on a real-time basis, while on the road. Should the pressure in a tyre reach a critical level, ContiConnect sends an alert to the fleet manager and also the Conti360° service provider if required.
Such enhanced transparency helps tyres achieve greater mileage, longer durability, and enable greater fuel savings. For the entire fleet this means higher uptime, less maintenance, and overall success in mobility and efficiency.
Mat Wilkinson, Commercial Sales and Marketing Director at Continental Tyres said: “Both the YardReader Station and ContiConnect are welcome additions to the ContiPressureCheck modular system, giving fleets the best quality information to help maximise fleet efficiency and see real bottom-line savings.”