New App Provides Gateway into Digital Tyre Management

Clarisa Doval, Global Head of Digital Solutions at Continental Tyres.

Continental is employing sensor technology and data transfer to integrate tyres into the vehicle network.

Since the end of 2023, Continental has been supplying all the models in its Conti Urban tyre family from the factory with latest-generation tyre sensors. And now the Hanover-based solutions provider is using ContiConnect Lite to create a bridge between tyre sensors and professional tyre management. “ContiConnect Lite is a free app version of our digital tyre management solution ContiConnect,” explains Clarisa Doval, Global Head of Digital Solutions at Continental Tyres. “ContiConnect Lite revolutionizes tyre management for our smart tyre customers through a user-friendly app. The user simply registers online to gain instant insights into the tyres’ performance.” ContiConnect Lite is a simple and free-of-charge gateway to selected ContiConnect functionality via smartphone. The new app version is also available for digital tyre monitoring for agricultural tyres, earthmoving tyres and port operation tyres.

ContiConnect Lite for easy tyre monitoring

ContiConnect Lite helps drivers to monitor the condition of their tyres. This brings added value, in particular for smaller fleets using intelligent tyres or Gen2 sensors. No additional hardware is required to make use of ContiConnect Lite. “After the self-registration is complete, the vehicle can be modified and connected via Bluetooth,” says Doval. This then also enables access to a limited version of the ContiConnect On-Site App. In total, five vehicles and three users can be registered free of charge. “When tyre sensors identify a change in pressure or temperature, drivers are instantly alerted via push notification, enabling immediate action.” The rear-time data from the tyres enables predictive maintenance, cuts costs, saves energy and reduces emissions.

Moving smartly through urban traffic

The Conti Urban bus tyre, a proven specialist in mastering the demands of downtown traffic, is also an intelligent product. Since August 2023, Continental has factory-fitted the whole tyre family with latest-generation sensors. Customers can choose from the Conti Urban HA3, Conti UrbanScandinavia HA3+ and Conti UrbanScandinavia HD3. This makes Continental the first manufacturer to offer an entire family of tyres with sensors, allowing it to continue driving forward to fleet digitalization. Smart tyres additionally help municipalities and bus companies to ensure efficient vehicle operation with lower costs during the mobility and energy transition.

Driving fleet digitalisation

The pressure on companies to switch to alternative drive systems and digitalize their fleets is growing all the time. “With digital innovations like the intelligent Conti Urban tyre, we’re empowering our clients to master the growing challenges they face,” says Doval. “Thanks to our ContiConnect On-Site App and our Conti Urban tyre family, customers are able to retrieve tyre data very easily and conveniently using any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.” The various ContiConnect digital solutions are a major boon for efficient fleet management. “Integrating the new Conti Urban tyre into our ContiConnect digital tyre management platform enables both municipalities and public transport operators to provide a dependable, efficient, and eco-friendly public transportation system.”

Investing in the future: digital tyre management creates sustainability

Operational reliability, longer tyre life and good utilisation of vehicle capacity are also a great help in lowering carbon emissions and increasing fleet sustainability. At the same time, digital tyre management makes it possible to minimise real-life fleet costs, in keeping with Continental’s holistic consultancy approach of Lowest Overall Driving Costs, or LODC for short. “Tyre sensors also lay the groundwork for leveraging advantages like remote fleet monitoring and future predictive maintenance scheduling. ” adds Doval. National and international Continental fleet customers have been enjoying the advantages of this sensor technology – which is now also being factory-fitted across a complete tyre line (the Conti Urban) – for many years now. “Data indicates that ContiConnect can slash tyre punctures by approximately 30 percent for users, yield a two percent savings in fuel, and boost tyre lifespan by around ten percent,” calculates Clarisa Doval.

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