Tire App Supports Off Road Usage

March 20, 2024
Bluetooth enables smartphone usage.

Continental ContiConnect Lite digital tire-management app provides a free-of-charge gateway to selected ContiConnect features, accessing tire sensors via a Bluetooth-enabled sensor. That sensor is now available on the company’s off-road tires. The Bluetooth sensor enables data to be read via smartphone.

“Our offering is suited to smaller fleet customers, such as those at recycling centers, asphalt mixing plants, and container handling facilities,” said Martijn Oosterbaan, head of product management at Continental Specialty Tires, in a statement.

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ContiConnect Lite requires no additional hardware other than the Gen2 tire sensor and a mobile device. Users can self-register with their smartphone. They can then modify the vehicle and connect their vehicles via Bluetooth with the sensor inside the tire 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 tire pressure or temperature, drivers are immediately informed via push notification.

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“Digital tire management contributes to greater safety, efficiency, and sustainability, especially in the areas of earthmoving, agriculture, and at ports,” says Oosterbaan.

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Rod Sutton

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