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Continental Uses IoT to Make Truck Tires Intelligent

By Ken Briodagh April 05, 2018

Continental, a Connected transportation technology company, automotive supplier, and premium tire manufacturer, is helping to make the world’s roads safer using the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a recent announcement. The company’s new digital tire monitoring platform, ContiConnect, reportedly using Vodafone’s IoT SIM technology, is designed to collect tire pressure data for commercial vehicle fleets every time the trucks return to the fleet terminal, and display it in a mobile-friendly web portal that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Identifying tires with low air pressure or high temperature is vital to preventing tire blowouts. With the new Continental system, a fleet of tires is monitored every time trucks or buses return to the terminal. This way, manual checks, which often get skipped, are unnecessary, and fleet managers or maintenance managers can view the data remotely. Also, the service sends text message and email alerts if a tire issue is identified.

“Fleets no longer have to rely on performing tire pressure checks on tens, hundreds, or even thousands of tires on their vehicles,” said Paul Williams, EVP, Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, Continental. “With ContiConnect, they will know immediately upon returning to the fleet terminal whether any tires have low pressure. Leveraging the Internet of Things saves fleets time and money by protecting their tires, and improves safety for everyone who drives on the roadway.”

Vodafone’s IoT Director Stefano Gestaut said, “This is a great example of how IoT can make real world differences in so many unexpected places. This ensures that truck drivers experience fewer tire-related breakdowns and accidents – making the roads a safer place to be for every vehicle user.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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