Continental presented the further development of its digital tyre monitoring platform at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hanover.
Launch of ContiConnect Live Announced
ContiConnect Live, available from the second quarter of 2019, informs operators of truck and bus fleets immediately if there is a problem with the temperature or pressure of a tyre, even when the vehicle is on the road. The data is transferred to the servers and the web portal by the ContiConnect Driver app, which is also new.
Before the end of this year, the app will be able to show tyre information on Daimler Fleetboard and TomTom Telematics devices as well as other Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets, initially in the driver’s cab. With ContiConnect Live, Continental presented a further development of the portfolio that has already been successfully launched in 15 markets as ContiConnect Yard, which works using a yard reader station in the fleet yard.
In the presentation, Continental Executive Board member and head of the Tire division Nikolai Setzer said: “ContiConnect Live integrates our digital solutions for commercial vehicle tyres into the existing in-vehicle systems and displays. Fleet customers can thus embark on digital tyre management on the basis of their existing devices. Finally, we are enabling them to draw an even greater benefit from digitalisation and achieve a new level of efficiency in tyre management.”
In addition, Continental is to issue an update for ContiConnect in October. Among other things, the web portal will be given more setting options, and the entire application will get an improved appearance.