Driving Safety will benefit from utilizing vehicle data in innovative ways: Algorithm-based smart digital solutions interpret data to generate new value. Continental Automotive has developed sensors and utilizes them as data source to monitor elements of safety such as tire wear and the status of the 12 Volt starter battery. Both types of data have proven highly useful to avoid battery-related breakdowns and to contribute to safe driving in general.
Yet, the power of data goes beyond this: Continental Automotive is now ready to harvest this potential by turning sensor data into richer and predictive information. Innovative algorithms utilize the computing power and data storage of, e.g., the Continental Cloud. The results delivered by the algorithm are provided to drivers or fleet owners to avoid breakdowns and potential safety threats.
In short: Algorithms turn vehicle data into new services creating additional customer benefit and stronger brand loyalty.
This new Tire Information System (TIS) solution connects information of tire sensors (pressure) and telemetry data from the vehicle with a powerful algorithm in the cloud. The algorithm calculates the tire tread depth in real time based on sensor signals – with a tread depth accuracy of below one millimeter. As a result, drivers and fleet owners know what kind of tire service will be needed when – without abrupt failure, subsequent safety risks and the general inconvenience of sudden tire problems. This saves cost and optimizes service time. The other big benefit of this forward planning is an intensified relationship with the car dealer as the natural service-point to turn to.