ContiConnect Lite: New app version offers a gateway into digital tyre management for off-the-road applications

Continental has launched ContiConnect Lite, a new app version for digital tyre management.
Ancillary Equipment / March 21, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Continental creates a bridge between tyre sensors and professional tyre management for agricultural, earthmoving and port tyres. Pic: Continental

ContiConnect Lite bridges tyre sensors and professional tyre management and offers a free-of-charge gateway to selected ContiConnect features. It can now be used on tyres with an integrated Gen2 sensor. Since this year, Continental has been delivering its off-the-road (OTR) radial tyres with a Bluetooth-enabled sensor ex-factory. 

“Digital tyre management contributes to greater safety, efficiency and sustainability, especially in the areas of earthmoving, agriculture, and at ports”, says Martijn Oosterbaan, head of Product Management at Continental Specialty Tyres. Thanks to a Bluetooth-enabled sensor, the tyre data can be read directly via smartphone. “This makes access to digital tyre management particularly easy,” says Oosterbaan. In addition to OTR tyres, Continental offers digital tyre management to its truck tyre customers. 

Martijn Oosterbaan, head of Product Management at Continental Specialty Tyres. Pic: Continental

The requirements for specialty tyres are particularly high. They are designed for high-performance vehicles and are used, for example, on loaders, tractors, and port and terminal vehicles. ContiConnect Lite helps fleet managers monitor the condition of their tyres. 

Oosterbaan continued: “Our offering is suited to smaller fleet customers, such as those at recycling centres, asphalt mixing plants and container handling facilities.”  ContiConnect Lite requires no additional hardware besides the Gen2 tyre sensor and a mobile device. “Drivers or fleet managers simply self-register themselves via Smartphone,” says Oosterbaan. “They can then modify the vehicle and connect their vehicles via Bluetooth with the sensor inside the tyre and access a limited version of the ContiConnect App. In total, three users can be registered free of charge. If there is a change in tyre pressure or temperature, drivers are immediately informed via push notification.” 

With its factory-installed Gen2-sensors in specialty tyres, Continental continues to drive forward the digitalisation of fleets. For example, its EM-Master and LD-master product lines are available for construction machines and loaders, its ContainerMaster Radial product line for large forklifts and reach stackers in port terminal operations, and its VF TractorMaster Hybrid for tractors. 

Digital tyre management helps achieve maximum service life, reduces the total cost of ownership, and promotes sustainable material use.

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