*New web portal, new multifunctional app
Continental Tyres is presenting a new generation of its ContiConnect tyre management system, called ContiConnect 2.0, which puts in place the necessary infrastructure for the all-encompassing, digital tyre management of the future. The technology company has refined its system environment to keep it perfectly in line with the specific requirements of fleet customers around the world.
In explanation, Tansu Isik, Head of Business Development and Global Marketing at Continental Tyres said: “ContiConnect 2.0 is focused on the digitalisation of tyres. It paves the way for intelligent tyre management combined with a tailored selection of digital, service-based tyre solutions.”
Continuous analysis of the extensive data collected from the tyres creates a broad data pool. ContiConnect 2.0 will allow tyre maintenance – on passenger cars, trucks, buses and off-road vehicles – to be carried out exactly when it is needed. In the context of off-road vehicles, ContiConnect is already frequently used by fleet customers in the construction industry, intralogistics or in ports. “Our fleet customers benefit from the modularity, flexibility and compatibility of ContiConnect 2.0. It enables exceptionally secure digital tyre management, increases vehicle uptime and maximises cost transparency,” added Isik. Vehicles are out of use less of the time, and truck fleets, fleet managers on construction sites, in intralogistics and in ports will benefit from lower maintenance costs and higher tyre mileage. ContiConnect 2.0 therefore represents a great solution in terms of sustainable mobility. The digitally optimised tyre management system is a big plus for operators overall, allowing them to focus their attention on their core business.
Continuing the drive towards predictive maintenance
ContiConnect 2.0 is a new version of Continental’s proven digital tyre management system that was developed from scratch. “With ContiConnect 2.0, we are building on existing functions such as continuous tyre pressure monitoring to enable our fleet customers to digitally track the remaining mileage, tread depth, and condition of all the tyres in their fleets,” commented Sven Wilhelmsen, Head of Product Management Digital Solutions at Continental Tyres. Added to which, the user experience has been significantly improved – thanks to the release of a new app, which covers all the work taking place on the vehicle and presents the fleet manager with the information relevant to them in an even more precisely targeted form.
All available data on the tyre and vehicle is continuously analysed in the cloud. Big data makes it possible to issue precise tyre condition forecasts. Vehicle and tyre services can be coordinated and aligned with one another to optimum effect, which creates synergies and seamless links to workshops and dealers. The result is increased fleet efficiency, lower overall costs and reassurance for fleet managers that their vehicles will be ready to use more of the time. “With ContiConnect 2.0, we are continuing to expand our offering of smart, digital tyre solutions as we move towards predictive maintenance.” ContiConnect 2.0 has been trialled successfully by a selected group of customers since late 2021, and the new platform will be rolled out worldwide during 2022.
Digital tyre management for the future: designed for sustainable mobility
The technology company is using these intelligent tyre services to optimise tyre management across its fleet customers in various fields of application around the world. ContiConnect 2.0 is a solution for truck, bus and passenger car fleets, as well as off-road vehicles. The fleet manager is presented with a fast and user-friendly overview of their entire fleet – regardless of where the vehicles happen to be. “The modular design of ContiConnect 2.0, the flexibility of its components and its level of compatibility allow us to integrate additional solutions, as requested by the customer,” explained Sven Wilhelmsen. “Plus, we are working on the integration of external systems for recording tread depth.” The premium tyre manufacturer enters development partnerships with customers and technology companies with the clear aim of continuously expanding its tyre-related offering with service-based, digital solutions. Its goal is to offer the all-encompassing, digital tyre management of the future: technology that can utilise the potential of tyres – as an important element in sustainable mobility – safely and as comprehensively as possible. “Our aim is to offer the best solution for tyre monitoring and management,” concluded Tansu Isik. “A solution which can be integrated seamlessly into the processes and systems of our fleet customers.”