Continental launches new intelligent tires at Agritechnica 2019

Continental Tire is launching new VF TractorMaster Hybrid with intelligent sensors for digital tire monitoring at Agritechnica 2019.

The new hybrid tires incorporate pressure sensors to help the operator minimize soil compaction in the field and reduce wear on the road, as well as the proven systems ContiPressureCheck for single vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets as smart solutions for the agricultural industry.

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Continental Tire Announces November Promotion

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From Nov. 1-30, consumers who purchase four qualifying Continental Tire passenger tires will receive a $70 Visa prepaid card.

Included in the November promotion is the ExtremeContact DWS06, tuned for drivers who want all-season tire without sacrificing performance, handling, and traction in dry, wet and light snow conditions, the company says. The DWS06 uses Continental’s SportPlus Technology, which combines all-season reliability and handling.

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Continental Plant in Mexico Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

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Continental’s power transmission products plant in Chihuahua, Mexico is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

Built in 1999, Planta Contitech Chihuahua manufactures power transmission belts for a wide range of applications including the agricultural, construction and white line (home appliances) industries, as well as the automotive aftermarket.

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Continental to present VF technology for Agricultural tires at Agritechnica

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Continental Tires will present its new Very High Flexion (VF) technology for the TractorMaster and CombineMaster agricultural tires at this year’s Agritechnica Show.

The tires with VF specifications have highly flexible sidewalls which maintain the tire’s durability and directional stability at a high level in the event of reduced air pressure or high load. This is made possible through an optimized belt and bead geometry.

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Continental presents CARE at Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt, Germany – Continental Corp. has presented Conti CARE (connected, autonomous, reliable and electrified) concept technology system for the management of tires in electric and autonomous fleets.

In combination with the web-based ContiConnect Live application, Conti CARE optimises costs through monitoring tire wear and adjusting the tire pressure on the go, according to an 11 Sept statement by Conti.

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Continental bringing intelligent tyre, technologies to Agritechnica

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The bag of goodies Continental is bringing to Agritechnica 2019 includes a new intelligent tyre that’ll be unveiled during the show. The TractorMaster H – the suffix stands for Hybrid – is equipped with VF technology and sensors that continuously measure and monitor tyre pressure and temperature. Continental is introducing the TractorMaster H in response to the trend towards fully-automated agricultural vehicles and machinery that rely upon component monitoring systems.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Continental Introduces Latest Winter Tire

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Continental Tire has launched its latest winter tire—the VikingContact 7—on September 1 this year.

The company is offering the new tire in 91 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches.

Continental explains in a release that it is essential to plan for winter tires when temperatures drop and the weather changes. The company notes that all-season tires lose their grip on road surfaces when the temperature consistently drops below 7° Celsius and therefore need to be replaced with winter tires.

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Continental Unveils New REDI-Sensor Warranty Website

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced the launch of its new warranty registration website for VDO TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensors, including its VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors

Tire and auto service shop technicians will now be able to register all VDO TPMS Sensors that they fit onto customers’ vehicles through this website.

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Conti wins case against Heuver Bandengroothandel for tire design infringement

The Hamburg Regional Court has confirmed that certain Aeolus branded tires infringe an EU design patent of Continental in its December 2018 ruling.

Continental had filed a complaint in 2016 concerning the Aeolus ATR 33 and Neo Allroads T+ truck tires advertised and sold in Europe by tire wholesaler Heuver Bandengroothandel. Their profile showed design elements similar to those developed by Continental for its HTR 2 tires, which are protected by EU law (registered Community design).

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