Continental connects with IAA19 August 2016

Continental says it will be showcasing the benefits of increased connectivity at this year‘s IAA Show, in Hanover (22-29 September).

Visitors will see how the ContiPressureCheck system monitors the pressure and temperature of all tyres consistently, even while driving, so saving fuel and minimising the risk of a puncture.

And dynamic eHorizon, a sensor system that supplies vehicles with real-time information, can deliver even more potential savings and additional safety. It allows the handling performance to be adapted to the current traffic situation in good time.

Continental says that trucks with eHorizon have saved around 300 million litres of diesel since the system was introduced in 2012. It uses accurate topographical route data and a GPS signal to provide in-vehicle control units with information about the route ahead. These then adapt the driving style and speed automatically.

Now, with dynamic eHorizon, the system takes real-time information – such as weather, accidents or traffic congestion – into account.

Several applications will be used at the IAA to demonstrate the advantages of the system. If the data sources report a traffic jam or roadworks, for example, the dynamic eHorizon forwards this information to the control units. These then prompt the vehicle to coast or shift down a gear.

As well as saving fuel, it can prevent accidents by warning drivers of dangers they cannot yet see, such as the tail of a traffic jam around a bend. The dynamic eHorizon also anticipates the road ahead and is just as efficient in urban traffic, says Continental – with data on traffic light phases, the vehicle can implement an optimum driving strategy.

Laura Cork

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