Bus manufacturer Solaris approves ContiPressureCheck for OE fitment

Shipments of Solaris buses equipped with the TPMS began in February

The ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system from Continental has been approved for operational use by Polish bus manufacturer Solaris, and will be fitted as original equipment on the city and regional buses it produces. Solaris began delivering the first 60 city buses equipped with ContiPressureCheck to a customer in Krakow at the start of February.

“It is with great satisfaction that we announce the positive assessment of our ContiPressureCheck system by this renowned bus manufacturer,” declared Hartwig Kühn, ContiPressureCheck manager at Continental’s headquarters in Hannover, Germany.

The entire range of Solaris buses are now designed to integrate ContiPressureCheck as standard. The required cable joints and connections are integrated at the factory in all vehicles, whilst the pressure and temperature values measured in the tyres can be displayed directly upon a Solaris vehicle’s dashboard. If the ContiPressureCheck system is ordered as an optional extra, the tyre sensors and CCU (central control unit) are also included on delivery. However Continental says these components can also be easily retrofitted at a later date.

The ContiPressureCheck system uses sensors inside the tyre to measure both tyre pressure and 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 tyre pressure deviates from the correct specified value, ContiPressureCheck immediately warns the driver. Measures can then be taken to rectify the situation and return the air pressure in the tyre to its normal level.

According to Continental, 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 fleet tyre management.

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