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TIS-Web can now analyses tyre data

TIS-Web, the fleet management software offered by automotive supplier Continental, is now able to display and analyse tyre data.

Fleet managers can obtain information on tyre position, pressure and temperature, allowing them to take quick action when they see signs of incipient damage or low pressure, which can cause increased fuel consumption.

ContiVDO has put together a TPMS starter kit for TIS-Web customers so that they can quickly and easily implement the new function in their fleets. The kit includes a Bluetooth dongle for mobile data transmission, the necessary cable links to the ContiPressureCheck (CPC) system and a QR code for downloading the TIS-Web Fleet app.

The CPC system consists of tyre sensors that are mounted on the inside of truck tyres. The sensors transmit their data via the CPU interface to a display in the driver’s cab – and now, thanks to TIS-Web, directly to the fleet manager’s monitor.

Using TIS-Web Fleet, managers can even monitor the status of the fleet when they’re away from the office. “The purpose of TIS-Web is to make the total cost of ownership for each vehicle transparent so that optimisation is possible,” says Dr. Lutz Scholten, Head of Segment Tachographs, Telematics and Services at Continental. “Integration of tire data into TIS-Web is another step in this direction.”

The new function arose through cooperation between Continental’s VDO brand and the Commercial Vehicle Tyres department. The company incorporated it into TIS-Web by combining its capabilities as a premium tyre manufacturer, automotive supplier and IT service provider.

By means of such cross-divisional cooperation it intends to offer additional services that use tire pressure monitoring sensors for commercial vehicles.