Continental has announced that its ContiTrack2 Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool has reached the milestone of one million tires measured in the U.S. and Canada. The tool and associated software program, introduced in 2012, identifies and tracks a commercial tire’s tread wear and tire pressure in real time.
Tread depth, air pressure, mismatched dual tires, and irregular wear are digitally tracked, photographed and analyzed in Continental’s password-protected cloud-based software. Using a connected iPhone, iPad, or Android device, the data is immediately formatted into reports with actionable insights to reduce a fleet’s overall tire costs, prevent downtime and improve safety, the company explains.
In addition to identifying tires which are under-inflated or have low tread depth, reports also include a summary of potential dollars lost through under-inflation resulting in reduced fuel efficiency or through premature removal. Mismatched duals are identified, and solution mapping is provided so the fleet can resolve the mismatch. Forecast projections help a fleet plan for upcoming tire needs based on their own replacement practices. Scrap tire analysis can also be performed, giving the fleet a report on why tires were removed from service and calculating the monetary losses of casing and remaining tread value.