The concept bus is called C. A. R. E., which stands for Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified (connected, Autonomous, reliable, electrified).
For" connectivity " is responsible for many sensors implanted in the tire. They monitor its technical condition – tread depth, possible damage, temperature and pressure, and are able to transmit information to the cloud. This data can be forwarded to the user's gadget. In addition, Continental believes that the collection of statistics in real time and its subsequent analysis can be useful in the development of new tires.
But the most important thing is the centrifugal pumps built into the tire, which maintain the required pressure on the move due to the laws of physics. In addition, the PressureProof system is equipped with an additional reservoir for compressed air, which is replenished by the same pumps: it is designed for the most rapid pumping of the wheels.
The developers claim that "Autonomous and connected" tires in their mass application can have a noticeable impact on the average fuel consumption (or electricity): the technology eliminates its increase due to flat tires. In addition, corporate fleets could use C. A. R. E. to optimize tire costs and the like.