Continental wins big at Tyre Technology International Awards 2024 | Autocar Professional

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German premium tyre manufacturer Continental has scooped up three wins at the Tyre Technology International (TTI) Awards for Innovation and Excellence this year.  The awards recognise the latest advances and developments in the tyre industry and are voted on by a panel of over 25 leading professionals. The awards were presented at the Tire Technology Expo at the Hanover Exhibition Centre in Germany on March 19. 

Continental won ‘Tyre of the Year’ for its new AllSeasonContact 2 and ‘Environmental Achievement of the Year – Tyre Design’, for its UltraContact NXT, for the second year in a row. The third award is the ‘Tyre Concept of the Year’ for the Conti CityPlus. This state-of-the-art tyre technology increases the total energy efficiency of a tyre by up to 10 percent. The results are lower CO2 emissions from passenger cars with combustion engines and longer driving ranges for electric vehicles.

“We are committed to performance, safety, and sustainability. For us being the only manufacturer to win three awards this year, this is a strong acknowledgement of our high innovation power. It is also a testament to the extra mile we go to truly understand our customers’ needs”, said Edwin Goudswaard, Head of R&D at Continental Tires. “We are all very proud and I congratulate the whole team for this outstanding achievement. We all work very hard every day to make mobility safer, more cost-efficient, and more sustainable for our customers.”

AllSeasonContact 2: all-season solution
The AllSeasonContact 2 is an all-rounder with convincing winter qualities, dynamic handling and short braking distances on wet roads, quiet drive-by noise, and high mileage. This is how independent tyre testers have described the all-season tyre, states Continental. 

Continental has increased the mileage of the AllSeasonContact 2 by 15 percent compared to the previous model and at the same time reduced the rolling resistance by 6 percent – without compromising on safety. The AllSeasonContact 2 ensures even better handling on dry roads and has an even shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads. With its performance values, it is an efficient all-season solution for vehicles of all drive types.

UltraContact NXT: most sustainable passenger car series tyre
The UltraContact NXT is a tyre with a particularly high proportion of sustainable materials. With up to 65 percent renewable, recycled and mass-balance-certified materials, the series tyre combines a high proportion of sustainable materials with maximum safety and performance. All 19 tyre sizes received the top EU tyre label rating (‘A’) in rolling resistance, braking in wet conditions and exterior noise.

Conti CityPlus: high energy efficiency in city traffic
Thanks to the balanced interplay of efficient and sustainable technologies and materials, the technology of the concept tyre Conti CityPlus increases the overall energy efficiency of a car tyre by up to 10 percent. This means lower CO2 emissions for cars with combustion engines and greater range for electric vehicles.

This is achieved by optimizing tyre behaviour in inner-city stop-and-go traffic, which can increase the range of passenger cars by up to three percent. For electric vehicles, this corresponds to a saving of around 0.6 kWh per 100 kilometres.

 

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