CONTINENTAL DISPLAYS ITS COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO AT BUSWORLD
The international tire manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental is presenting its portfolio of bus tires, electronics, fleet management and instrumentation solutions, as well as ergonomics at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium. Highlights include the fully configurable instrument cluster MultiViu Professional 12 and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) ContiPressureCheck.
There is a growing trend toward networked vehicles that make the driver's life easier by displaying important information clearly, a trend which is supported by Continental’s Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit with its innovative instrument cluster, MultiViu Professional 12. The fully configurable instrument cluster has a high-resolution, 12.3-inch color TFT display, real-time capable 2D graphics, and video imaging.
In addition, Continental is presenting the camera systems ProViu Mirror and ProViu ASL360. ProViu Mirror offers an alternative to exterior mirrors. Two cameras are installed on each side of the vehicle. Their recordings are transmitted to two displays on the right and left of the A-pillar. The technology considerably expands the visible area compared with conventional exterior mirrors, and maximizes driving safety while simultaneously cutting fuel consumption by up to 2%. The camera system ProViu ASL360 extends these cost and safety savings even further, by directly transferring a real-time image of objects immediately adjacent to the vehicle onto a display. As a result the risk of damage to both the vehicle itself and other objects around it is reduced since the driver’s blind spots are eliminated. This particularly facilitates cornering and turning in tight spaces.
In the field of vehicle electronics, Continental is also exhibiting a modular driver's cab for urban and intercity buses that complies with VDV and EBSF standards. The modular design provides a cab that is user-friendly and has a very flexible layout. Its components can be adapted to many different use cases. As the height and incline of the system can also be fully adapted, the new design offers bus drivers considerably more ergonomic working conditions.
There is also the possibility to find out more about the consultancy services on offer from Continental in relation to its electric-electronic system (E/E) architecture for buses. Experts support bus manufacturers throughout the process, from the requirements analysis to validation, ensuring that the electronic components reliably and efficiently interact with each other. The experts also ensure compliance with applicable safety standards. Professionally designed and optimized by electronics specialists, the E/E architecture helps improve the performance, safety, and reliability of the vehicle. Customers also receive thorough documentation for the system.
The digital fleet management software TIS-Web, which aims to increase fleet efficiency, will also be on display at Busworld. In addition to legally prescribed archiving, the software comprehensively evaluates vehicle data, thereby optimizing the management of logistics and vehicles, and making everyday tasks easier for drivers.