By embedding tire pressure monitoring sensors into its tires, Continental hopes to reduce the...

By embedding tire pressure monitoring sensors into its tires, Continental hopes to reduce the barrier for fleets intersted in sensor technology.

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Continental has released the industry’s first complete tire line with an embedded tire pressure management system (TPMS) sensor installed from the factory. The 315/80R22.5 Conti Coach HA3, designed for use on motorcoaches, is the first tire line to feature this technology, due to the nature of passenger transport and high desire for safety. With this initiative, Continental lowers the barriers to entry for fleets to experience the benefits of digital tire monitoring technology.

Continental offers multiple solutions for tire monitoring, to meet different fleets’ unique needs. ContiPressureCheck monitors a single vehicle, sending real-time tire pressure and temperature data to the driver via a display mounted in the cab of the vehicle. ContiConnect Yard monitors multiple vehicles, sending real-time data to a web portal whenever vehicles are within range of the yard reader station, and providing text and email alerts if issues are detected. The platform offers an affordable solution for fleets whose vehicles return to the terminal frequently throughout the week. For vehicles needing an over-the-road connection, ContiPressureCheck Integrated sends real-time tire data to telematics systems. It is currently available with Zonar, Geotab, PeopleNet, and Road Ready.

Since 2014, the Conti Coach HA3 tire has delivered extra load-carrying capacity with a specially reinforced stable bead, a lifetime of all-weather traction due to interlocking 3D sipes, and a noise-reducing tread design for serene and comfortable motorcoach travel. By adding sensor technology, Continental ensures fleets can access safety and cost-saving benefits, as part of the company’s commitment to Vision Zero: zero fatalities, zero injuries, and eventually zero accidents in motor transport.