Tuesday 8 March 2016

Tyre-pressure Monitoring System for Solaris Vehicles

The entire range of Solaris buses are now designed to integrate tyre pressure monitoring as original equipment. Continental’s tyre-pressure-monitoring system ContiPressureCheck has been approved for operational use by the Polish bus manufacturer. 

The required cable joints and connections are integrated at the factory in the whole range of vehicles, whilst the pressure and temperature values measured in the tyres can be displayed directly in the vehicles dashboard. If the ContiPressureCheck system is ordered as an optional extra the tyre sensors and Central Control Unit (CCU) are also included on delivery. However these components can also be easily retrofitted at a later date.
Solaris are starting delivery of the first 60 city buses equipped with the system to a customer based in Krakow.

The ContiPressureCheck system uses sensors inside the tyre to measure both the tyre pressure as well as the temperature inside the tyre in real time. The data is continually sent to the cab and presented to the driver via a display. If the pressure deviates from the correct specified value, ContiPressureCheck warns the driver immediately. Measures can then be taken to rectify the situation and return the air pressure in the tyre to its normal level, thus helping to reduce fuel consumption and tyre wear as well as increasing mileage, reducing operating costs and minimising CO2 emissions. Overall tyre life is also extended and a valuable contribution to road safety is made.

ContiPressureCheck is quick and simple to install and can also be added during later tyre changeovers. It is compatible with different telematic systems, allowing the data on the tyre pressure and temperature to show up in an integrated display as well as the telematic network. This way the collected data can also be downloaded to an external device, simplifying the tyre management of the fleet.