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Continental Develops Sensor-based Digital Load Monitoring for Commercial Vehicles"
Continental Develops Sensor-based Digital Load Monitoring for Commercial Vehicles"
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  • 10/09/2020
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Hanover,Germany,September10,2020.ThetechnologycompanyContinentalhasdevelopeda high-performanceandreliableOnBoardWeighingSystem(OBWS)thatrecordsanddisplaysthe weightofcommercialvehicles,includingtrailersandsemitrailers.Quick,easy,andindependent fromastationaryscale–beforestartingatrip.Furtherfunctionsmakeitpossibletoincrease efficiencyfarbeyondthespecificationsofEUDirective2015/719,whichwillgointoeffectinMay 2021. ThedirectiverequiresEUMemberStatestomeasurethegrossvehicleweightofcommercial vehiclesmorefrequently.Inordertoplanaccordinglyandpreventsanctions,driversandfleet operatorsmustalreadyknowtheloadconditionofavehiclebeforestartingatrip.Sofar,thishas beenalmostimpossibleandposesparticularchallengesforvehiclesforwhichthesemitraileris usuallyprovidedbytheforwarder. Constantloadoverview Inordertomeetthenewrequirements,mostEUcountriesarecurrentlyrelyingprimarilyona comprehensive,stationarysolution.However,theOnBoardWeighingSystemoffersaddedvalue thatgoesbeyondtheregulatorystipulations.“Eveniftheloadismeasuredbysensorsintheroad inthefuture,theintegratedsolutionwillremaininterestingforforwardingagents,fleetmanagers anddrivers,”saysMarcLeinemann,whoisatechnicalprojectmanageratContinentaland involvedinthedevelopmentoftheOnBoardWeighingSystem. Evenbeforeatruckdrivesoff,fleetoperatorsanddriverscancheckwhethertheweightofthe vehicleiswithinasaferange.Systemsthatdeterminethevehicleweightonlyafterthestartofthe tripdonotofferthisadvantage.Iftheweightcanbedeterminedbeforeatrip,vehiclescanbe loadedmoreefficientlyandsafelyaswell.Thisreducesemptyruns.Thedataprovidedalsomakes preventivemaintenancepossible.Inaddition,itcanserveasabasisfornewbusinessmodels,for examplewithload-dependenttransporttariffs.

nsorsmeasuretheaxleloads However,therequirementsoffleetsvary,astherearemixedfleetsconsistingofvehicleswith differentsuspensions.TheexpertsatContinentalhavethereforedevelopedvariousOBWsolutions thattaketherespectivecustomerrequirementsintoconsideration. Chassiswithairsuspensionaregreatforconstantlydeterminingtheloadconditionofallindividual axles.Continentalalsohastailor-madesolutionsforchassiswithsteelsuspension. Forexample,thetechnologycompanyhasdevelopedasensorforvehicleswithairsuspension, whichusesultrasoundtomeasuretheheightandpressureofairspringsinordertodeterminethe axle’sloadcondition.Onthesamebasis,aheightsensorhasbeendevelopedforshockabsorbers forvehicleswithoutairsuspension.Thesuspensiontraveloftheshockabsorberprovides informationontheloadconditionoftherespectiveaxle.ThestrainsensorfromContinentalisalso suitableforbothsteelandair-sprungaxles.Itmeasuresthestrainoftheaxlebodyandthus enablestheloadtobecalculated.Thesumoftheaxleloadsresultsinthevehicleweightincluding theload. Acompletesystemfromasinglesource Inallfourcases,thedatagatherediscollected,forwardedandevaluated,andtheresultsare finallydisplayedviatheapponthedriver’ssmartphoneoronadisplayinthedriver’scab.Fleet managerscanalsoretrievethedataandoptimizetheutilizationoftheirfleets.Continentaloffersall productsandservicesasacompletesystemfromasinglesource–fromtheairspringtothe sensorthroughtodataprocessingandsoftwareapplications. EUDirective2015/719:backgroundinformation Vehicleweightmeasurementisintendedtoprotectinfrastructureandreducetheimpactonthe environment.Overloadedtrucksnotonlyposeanincreasedtrafficrisk,butalsowearoutroads andbridges.Thisresultsinmaintenancecostsandendangerssafetyontheroadsduetothe damagecaused.Atthesametime,regularvehiclemeasurementsareintendedtoensurefairer competitionbyrequiringallforwardingagentstocomplywiththeprescribedmaximumloads.

Continentaldevelopspioneeringtechnologiesandservicesforsustainableandconnectedmobilityofpeople andtheirgoods.Foundedin1871,thetechnologycompanyofferssafe,efficient,intelligent,andaffordable solutionsforvehicles,machines,trafficandtransportation.In2019,Continentalgeneratedsalesof€44.5 billionandcurrentlyemploysmorethan232,000peoplein59countriesandmarkets.