Scottish haulier, Smith of Denny, tried out the new Continental Tyres ContiConnect portal and Yard Reader Station ahead of its introduction to the UK market. The system, which has now been launched, automatically monitors tyre pressures and temperature from trucks leaving and entering an operator’s yard.
Benefits for safety and fleet performance
The wall-mounted Yard Reader Station is fixed into the yard and receives information from each tyre sensor as a truck and trailer passes. It links directly to Continental Tyres’ online management portal, ContiConnect, via GSM, where readings are displayed on screen to flag any problems to the operations manager.
To communicate with the Yard Reader Station, any brand of tyre can be easily fitted with a CPC sensor, mounted on the tyre inner liner inside rubber housing. This ensures continuous measurement of tyre pressure and temperature beneath the tread, at the tyre’s contact point with the road surface. With a snapshot of all vehicle tyre pressures immediately transmitted and uploaded to the dashboard display on the ContiConnect system, fleet operators can see if any tyres are under-inflated or show increasing temperature problems.