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Continental Launches ContiPressureCheckTM First in Thailand

  • ContiPressureCheckTM continuously monitors bus and truck tire pressure and temperature via reliable sensors placed inside the tire
  • The system uses a telematics solution to interpret real-time information of tires on the road and feeds this back to the fleet manager

     Bangkok, July 29, 2016. Continental Thailand is redefining the tyre market with their new innovative technology, the      ContiPressureCheckTM system. Continental is launching this first of its kind tyre pressure and heat monitoring system in Thailand where it sees a large growth market given the country’s developing economy. The ContiPressureCheckTM system is aimed at reducing overall fleet costs by ensuring the proper usage and maintenance of tires. The system takes the daily hassle of monitoring truck and bus tire pressure and temperature away from the drivers so they can focus on their driving.

     Underinflated tires lead to higher operating costs. Due to the demands placed on drivers today, monitoring tire pressures does not always happen as frequently as it should. This is why Continental took the step in developing a breakthrough product for trucks and buses that will revolutionize how tires are managed. The ContiPressureCheckTM system consists of five main components as listed below:
  1. Tire Sensors – this is mounted on the tyre inner liner inside a rubber housing (tyre sensor container) and continuously measures the tyre temperature and pressure
  2. Central Control Unit (CCU) – this receives tire sensor signals directly or via the additional receiver, evaluates the data and provides the status of all tires to the driver display or the telematics system
  3. Additional Receiver – this is used to receive sensor signals in challenging radio frequency conditions
  4. Driver Display – Positioned inside the vehicle showing tire pressure, temperature and warning alerts to the driver
  5. Telematics Integration (optional) – This allows the option to be linked with local telematics systems for live monitoring
     “We have spoken to many customers now and for them having a system on board that is looking out for their safety is an added reassurance and has given them a boost in performing their daily jobs,” said Sirivan Koo-Amphorn, General Manager, Continental Tires Thailand, Co. Ltd. 
     Patrick Haarmann, Head of Business Region APAC, Truck Tyres, mentions the APAC Truck Tyre Strategy for 2016/2017 and Thailand’s market landscape, as why the country was ideal as a starting point for the ContiPressureCheckTM system.
      “Continental is steadfastly committed to bringing our customers solutions that not only help their businesses run more effectively but also allowing them to contribute towards being more socially responsible,” adds Patrick Haarmann.

     The ContiPressureCheckTM system is compatible with a variety of telematic systems. As data on tyre temperature and pressure is shown on an integrated display as well as the telematics network, this will help to simplify fleet management as data can be downloaded to an external device. The system is currently compatible with mobiles, tablet devices and desktop PCs. Continental in Thailand is partnering with Global Positioning Liberty Services (GPLS) in providing local customers with live monitoring of their fleets.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner, provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated preliminary sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions: Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental employs more than 208,000 people in 55 countries.

The Tire division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tyre manufacturers with more than 47,000 employees, the Tire division achieved sales of
€9.8 billion in 2014.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the worlds' biggest manufacturers of truck, bus, and industrial tires. The business unit is continually evolving from being a purely tyre manufacturing business to a solution provider for commercial vehicle tires with a broad range of products, services, and solutions.

The ContiPressureCheckTM system uses sensors fitted inside each tire to provide drivers with real-time information on individual tire status. The data can also be sent via cellular network to any mobile device. Any irregularity noticed by the driver or fleet manager can be checked and corrected immediately. The system covers almost all combinations of fitment, from single axle trailer to six axle vehicle configurations with a maximum of 24 tires. It is suitable for tractors, trailers, tractor/ trailer combinations, as well as buses and coaches.

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