The Conti Urban bus tire, a proven specialist in mastering the demands of downtown traffic, is getting smart: Continental is factory fitting the complete tire family with latest-generation sensors. The Conti Urban HA3, Conti UrbanScandinavia HA3+ and Conti UrbanScandinavia HD3 smart tires will become available in August 2023. This makes Continental the first manufacturer to offer an entire family of tires with sensors, allowing it to continue driving forward fleet digitalization. Smart tires additionally help municipalities and bus companies to ensure efficient vehicle operation with lower costs during the mobility and energy transition.

A very high proportion of vehicles in the bus segment, in particular, are already electrified, and this share continues to grow. Public awareness of climate change and policy measures such as Germany’s ‘Deutschlandticket’ for nationwide travel on local public transport will only serve to reinforce the shift to more sustainable forms of downtown public transportation and away from ICE technology. “There is a steadily growing demand for Conti Urban tires with sensor technology,” says Kalyan Yalamanchili, Head of Digital Solutions at Continental Tires EMEA.

The bus industry is facing some major challenges. Passenger numbers are likely to rise due to various policy measures, the shortage of drivers is set to increase many times over, and there is growing pressure on companies to switch to alternative drive systems and digitalize their fleets. “We help our customers to successfully deal with these increasing demands using digital solutions such as the intelligent Conti Urban tire,” says Yalamanchili. “Thanks to our App ContiConnect On-Site and our Conti Urban tire family, customers are able to retrieve tire data very easily and conveniently from a smartphone via Bluetooth.”

Source: Continental