ContiPressureCheck provides insight into a fleet’s tire pressure
MINNEAPOLIS – June 22, 2017 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Continental, one of the world’s leading manufacturers for commercial vehicle tires.
After the completion of a successful beta test, the ContiPressureCheck™ system (www.contipressurecheck.com) is now available to fleets that have deployed PeopleNet technology in their trucks. This tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) allows both drivers and back-office personnel to continuously monitor the real-time pressure and temperature of their tires.
“Continental has built its reputation on being a pioneer in the tire industry,” said Eric Witty, Vice President, Product for PeopleNet. “We are excited to offer our customers this solution to help keep their fleets running efficiently and their drivers safe.”
Unlike many TPMS sensors that are wheel or valve-mounted, the ContiPressureCheck (CPC) sensor is mounted on the inner liner of a tire. This sensor placement protects it from theft or damage and provides a highly-accurate measurement of the tire’s pressure and temperature. The CPC system can accommodate multiple configurations for a broad range of commercial tire types, including tractors, trailers as well as buses and coaches.
“With PeopleNet’s expertise in the world of telematics and our long history of providing truck tire solutions, this relationship gives fleets the best of both worlds,” said Paul Williams, Executive Vice President, Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires. “In addition to the positive impact that correct air pressure has on driver safety, CPC will also help increase tire life and minimize downtime related to tire failures.”
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 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 more than 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 tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit www.peoplenetonline.com or call (888) 346-3486.