Car IoT technology: Prevent Blowouts

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Car IoT technology: Prevent Blowouts

Breakdowns due to flat tries may be a thing of the past, thanks Car IoT technology supplied by Continental, a major tire manufacturer, and mobility provider Vodafone. Christened “ContiConnect”, the new tire monitoring platform they developed is currently being deployed in US, Canada, Malaysia and Thailand with more markets in Europe and Asia to follow in 2018 and next year.
ContiConnect communicates tire temperature and pressure data to a central web portal via the wireless network, allowing fleet managers to continuously monitor the data for their entire fleet. The system sends alerts via e-mail or SMS to the fleet manager if tire pressure or temperature deviate from the defined value and suggests corrective measures where necessary.
The regular data streams that are sent to the fleet managers help them to plan tire changes and maintenance far more efficiently, improving the operational performance and lifespan of the tires. Tire pressure monitoring also contributes to protecting the environment because tires that are operated at optimum pressure save fuel and reduce commercial vehicles’ CO2 output. For example, a tire operating at just 80% pressure uses around 0.9 liters more fuel for every 100 kilometers driven. Over an average distance covered of 120,000 kilometers per year, that’s 1,080 liters more fuel consumed for each tire. So in addition to the environmental benefits, ContiConnect also improves commercial fleet profitability with Car IoT technology.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Continental

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