Continental has said that its Conti Urban bus tyre range is being factory fitted with latest-generation sensors.
The Conti Urban HA3, Conti UrbanScandinavia HA3+ and Conti UrbanScandinavia HD3 smart tyres will be available from next month (August), and will make Continental the first manufacturer to offer an entire range of tyres with sensors.
More and more bus fleets across Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe are becoming electrified, and Continental says smart tyres help fleet managers ensure efficient vehicle operation with lower costs during the mobility and energy transition.
The tyre sensors transmit live data on various parameters such as tyre pressure, tyre temperature and predicted mileage via Bluetooth directly on the vehicle.
Fleet management then accesses this data using a stationary Yard Reader station or telematics units. If any data anomalies are detected, immediate action can be taken.
The intelligent Conti Urban tyres therefore help to reduce vehicle breakdowns and downtime, lower carbon emissions and cut costs, according to Continental.
This creates the optimum conditions for carrying satisfied public transport users through cities aboard well-utilised buses in an environmentally sound manner and continuing to be a successful transport operator in future, the tyre maker adds.