FORT MILL, S.C. Continental has combined its ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with Truck-Lite Co.’s Road Ready trailer telematics system, transmitting data to the cloud, providing full disclosure of tire vitals.
It will be the industry’s first true “smart” trailer that will monitor and transmit crucial data to improve safety, diminish roadside service calls, prolong tire life, minimize tire maintenance costs, and avoid CSA violations, guaranteeing safe and on-time deliveries.
Continental’s sensor is affixed to the inner liner of the tire, protecting it from damage or robbery and gives an exact measurement of the tire’s pressure and temperature. The system is conducive for trailers and tractors as well as buses and coaches. Fleets also have the option to add in-cab displays to each vehicle, enabling drivers to view tire pressure and temperature data as simultaneously displayed on the Road Ready dashboard.
“By giving fleets the ability to view real-time pressure and temperature data for all their trailer tires, the ContiPressureCheck integration with Road Ready guarantees better control of your trailer tires. That control translates into reduced tire costs and improved safety,” said Continental’s EVP of commercial vehicle tires in the Americas region, Paul Williams. “As a leading technology company, we are leveraging more than 100 years of tire manufacturing expertise and combining that with the latest digital innovations to create truly intelligent tire solutions.”