IoT Equipped Truck Tires
Continental is helping to make the world’s roads safer using the Internet of Things (IoT).
Continental’s new digital tire monitoring platform, ContiConnect, uses Vodafone’s IoT SIM technology to collect tire pressure data for commercial vehicle fleets, every time the trucks return to the fleet terminal and display it in a mobile-friendly web portal that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Identifying tires with low air pressure or high temperature is vital to ensuring the safety of all road users. The fleet’s tires are monitored every time its trucks or buses return to the terminal, helping prevent tire blowouts on the road.
The ability for a fleet or maintenance manager to view the data remotely is a significant benefit of IoT, along with the web portal’s ability to send a text message and email alerts if a tire issue is identified. With this technology, manual pressure checks in the fleet yard are eliminated, and tire data is available to everyone in the fleet, no matter where they find themselves.
Paul Williams, Continental’s executive vice president of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, said, “Fleets no longer have to rely on performing tire pressure checks on tens, hundreds, or even thousands of tires on their vehicles. With ContiConnect, they will know immediately upon returning to the fleet terminal whether any tires have low pressure. Leveraging the Internet of Things saves fleets time and money by protecting their tires and improves safety for everyone who drives on the roadway.”
Vodafone’s IoT Director Stefano Gestaut said, “This is a great example of how IoT can make real world differences in so many unexpected places. This ensures that truck drivers experience fewer tire-related breakdowns and accidents – making the roads a safer place to be for every vehicle user.”