With Continental’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ContiPressureCheck, and digital management platform, ContiConnect utilised by operators in 50 countries worldwide, Continental has extended the reach of its tyre solutions to the Extreme E racing series, for which it is a founding partner.
Continental Puts Its Tyre Solutions to the Test on the Track
Launched in 2021, the Extreme E sees 10 teams compete in five challenging stages worldwide. Using purpose-built fully-electric SUV vehicles, the series showcases the capabilities of electric vehicle motorsport in the most inhospitable environments while drawing attention to the growing pressures on our planet.
In addition to supplying the purpose-designed CrossContact Extreme E tyre, for the series, Continental has fitted ContiPressureCheck sensors to the tyres of each participating SUV to enable the tyre pressure and temperature to be constantly monitored. Real-time data updates are managed through the ContiConnect platform, providing a live feed to the driver inside the vehicle and the race team in the garage.
“Our Continental Digital Solutions customers experience the advantages of using ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect daily,” explains Ian Jackson, Digital Fleet Solutions Manager at Continental Tyre Group. “It’s great, therefore, to see the technology being showcased on a global platform as part of the Extreme E racing series.
Continuing, Jackson adds: “Away from the racetrack, ContiPressureCheck alerts commercial vehicle operators to a potential fault with a tyre, allowing the vehicle to be stopped, examined and repaired as soon as possible. That can help to prevent the tyre from being written off and reduces the risk of a dangerous tyre blowout at speed. Our ContiConnect system allows that information to be fed back remotely to a laptop, phone or tablet, allowing maintenance and planning teams to react accordingly to the situation.”
Continental recently announced that it will launch ContiConnect 2.0 – a comprehensive system upgrade with a new web portal and a new multifunctional app. The platform will also pave the way for the next generation of digital tyre management.