Product spotlight: Continental’s suite of tire monitoring systems

Commercial Vehicle Tires the Americas highlights its suite of tire monitoring systems.

Commercial Vehicle Tires the Americas highlights its suite of tire monitoring systems.

To start, the ContiTrack2 digital inspection tool and associated software identifies and tracks a commercial tire’s tread wear and tire pressure in real time. Tread depth, air pressure, mismatched dual tires and irregular wear are digitally tracked, photographed and analyzed in Continental’s password-protected cloud-based software. Using a connected iPhone, iPad or Android device, the data is immediately formatted into reports with actionable insights to reduce overall tire costs, prevent costly downtime and improve safety. Users have instant access to their tire data, unlike manual inspections, which may take hours or even days to be relayed from the service location to the fleet manager.

ContiConnect is a remote tire-monitoring platform that collects tire temperature and data via sensors that are mounted on the inner liner of the tire to prevent damage from curbing, eliminate theft, and ensure the sensor can accurately detect the temperature without being influenced by heat from braking systems.

“As trucks enter the fleet yard, the yard reader station picks up data from the sensors and transmits it to the ContiConnect web portal via a cellular network. In the web portal, the fleet manager can immediately access alerts for low tire pressure, track data over time, and view reports and analytics for all tires equipped with sensors,” said Michelle Reinhart, Continental’s head of business development for digital solutions. “The platform also features customizable text and email notifications, so that the maintenance supervisor can receive immediate alerts when low tire pressure or high tire temperature is recorded.”