- ContiConnect ™ Live measures and transfers tire data to the cloud in real time
- Thanks to data transmission via a central telematics unit (Central Telematics Unit), the digital fleet solution enables location-independent tire monitoring in real time
- More safety and efficiency on construction sites, in intralogistics and in ports
Hanover, December 7, 2020. Continental is launching ContiConnect ™ Live, the next generation of the digital solution for tire monitoring to complement ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect Yard. With ContiConnect ™ Live, the collected data on tire 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 tires. Fleet managers have a quicker and more comfortable 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 special tires from Continental equipped with sensor technology. The application will first be rolled out in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway, France and Portugal. Other European markets will follow.
Fleets with high tire costs and a high need for machine availability require constant monitoring of the tire condition. Vehicles sometimes cover long distances, especially on large construction sites, in intralogistics or in ports, which makes monitoring tire 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 any 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.
The fully integrated control solution for the tire condition consists of various components: The intelligent tire from Continental measures inflation pressure and temperature with the factory-fitted sensor inside the tire. The sensor data are 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. If the data is not ideal, fleet managers are proactively informed via SMS or email, which minimizes flat tires and increases the safety of drivers and vehicles. This enables fleet managers to monitor tires flexibly, regardless of where the vehicles are located.