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 tyres. The system takes the daily hassle of monitoring truck and bus tyre pressure and temperature away from the drivers so they can focus on their driving.
Underinflated tyres lead to higher operating costs. Due to the demands placed on drivers today, monitoring tyre 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 tyres are managed. The ContiPressureCheckTM system consists of five main components as listed below:
1. Tyre 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 tyre sensor signals directly or via the additional receiver, evaluates the data and provides the status of all tyres 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 tyre 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, tyre 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, Tyres, and ContiTech. Continental employs more than 208,000 people in 55 countries.
The Tyre 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 Tyre division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tyres is one of the worlds' biggest manufacturers of truck, bus, and industrial tyres. The business unit is continually evolving from being a purely tyre manufacturing business to a solution provider for commercial vehicle tyres with a broad range of products, services, and solutions.