FORT MILL, S.C. – February 24, 2020. Continental, one of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, is displaying its latest tires and digital tire monitoring solutions at the TMC Annual Meeting in booth #3557. Making their first trade show debut are two new 19.5” tires for Class 4 trucks: Conti HSR+ heavy steer regional tire and Conti HDR+ heavy drive regional tire. The tires deliver significant performance improvements in mileage and cut-and-chip performance, without sacrificing scrub resistance.
Continental’s regional 19.5” tires are ideal for on/off-road regional applications, such as utility, where traction is necessary in combination with excellent on-road mileage. The tires deliver high performance on highway at speeds up to 87 mph under full load, traveling up to 300 miles daily, and then under off-road conditions once they reach their destination. The durable casings are warrantied for retreading. Using a new cap/base tread compound, the tires deliver a 15% improvement in cut-and-chip performance and 12% expected increase in mileage versus the Conti HSR and Conti HDR predecessor products. The Conti HSR+ is also available with a matching retread, the ContiTread HSR 16/32” all-position retread.
In addition to the new 19.5” products, Continental is also making several popular drive tires, the HDL2 DL and HDL2 DL Eco Plus, available in a new size: 295/75R22.5. This allows fleets to spec the same size tire on both the steer and drive axle, simplifying casing management.
Last year, Continental debuted its newest digital tire monitoring solution at TMC, the ContiPressureCheck® Solo trailer TPMS. This system, along with the ContiPressureCheck® TPMS for trucks and the ContiConnect® Yard Reader platform for fleet yards will also be on display. Many of the digital tire monitoring solutions can also be integrated with telematics partners, such as PeopleNet, Geotab, Zonar, or Truck-Lite Co.’s Road Ready for trailers.
One of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, Continental develops pioneering technologies to make fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated sales of €44.4 billion and currently employs more than 244,000 people in 60 countries and markets.
The Business Area Tires has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 56,000 employees and posted sales of €11.4 billion in 2018 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in Research & Development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.
Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial transport safer, more efficient and more connected. The company’s products and services deliver measurable impact for commercial vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. They benefit from a broad portfolio and from fully integrated systems. The portfolio includes tires, digital tire monitoring, fleet management, telematic solutions, Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and tachographs, hoses, air springs, Electronic Control Units (ECU), displays, drivetrain and exhaust aftertreatment systems, sensors, advanced driving assistance systems, as well as eHorizon maps and events and cloud-based services. In 2017, the share of Continental’s global sales for commercial vehicle products and systems was around €4.7 billion.