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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • April 2018 • 43 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING How will the market for off-the-road (OTR) tires develop in future? The global market for OTR tires is growing. According to recent studies, it is expected to show an annual growth rate of 4 percent to 2022 in volume terms and more than 5.2 per- cent in value terms. Digitization, automation and connectivity are the strongest growth drivers: Already today, eight out of 10 companies use specialized, digital solutions to handle and transport goods in the logistics sector for example. In the course of digitization, we are in the process of transform- ing our business from a tire manufacturer into an integrated solutions provider for off-the-road operations. How will customer needs change, based on these trends? Along with specific tires for the different industries and applications, our customers are increasingly asking for solu- tions which make their tires last longer. These sustainability needs call for new technologies such as intelligent features of tires, and this is where our solutions such as ContiCon- nect, ContiPressureCheck and C-Logger come into play. With a wide range of products as well as continuous investments in research and development, we contribute to economical, safe and ecologically efficient mobility off the road. Could you name some specific solutions provided by Con - tinental CST, which underline this approach? A good example and result of this positive alteration process to a solution provider is our new digital tire-monitoring platform for vehicle fleets, ContiConnect. The platform enables custom- ers to remotely create, monitor and transfer tire-related data likes tire pressure and temperature in real-time for multiple vehicles. With customizable notifications in case of urgent alerts based on data analysis and data history, costly break- downs can be avoided. It is a crucial addition to our existing tire monitoring system for individual vehicles, ContiPressu- reCheck, now giving whole fleets high-quality information to help maximize fleet efficiency and generate value due to more uptime. ContiConnect is the starting point for Continental to become an in-depth partner for tire-related data services. A Word With Michael Christian Lorenz, Business Development Manager, Digital Solutions at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires Grayhill Inc. introduced a refreshed 10.4-in. display for vehicles. Ideal for gauges, diagnostics, cameras, guidance and other vehicle functions in the con- struction, mining, turf care, specialty and agriculture markets, the display features a scratch-resistant, anti-glare cover glass with optional touchscreen capabilities. The refreshed 10.4-in. display has been redesigned with increased processing capabilities with an optically bonded display for superior mechanical and sunlight readability and a wide viewing angle. The display features four video inputs, and is capable of displaying three simultaneous cameras. The display features seven soft keys with an optically bonded multi-touch PCAP Touchscreen variant available. This display is ideal even for demanding viewing applications without sacrific- ing readability. The creation and integration of apps is easy with VUI Builder (J1939) and Linux Qt (J1939 and CANopen). A devel- opment kit is offered to provide the hardware and software required to set up a programmer's workstation for the use with the chosen development envi- ronment. The kit includes the display itself, a development stand, an interface PCB, and interface cables. Key advantages include: • Sealed to IP67. •  Bezel mount or VESA MIS-D standard mount. •  XGA resolution (1024 X 768) 16-Bit color TFT, LED backlight, 600 NITS backlight intensity display. • 800 MHZ i.MX6 Dual Core Processor with 512MB DDR3 and 4GB e.MMC. • Linux Operating System. •  Three-second boot time for apps developed with VUI builder. Grayhill, www.grayhill.com Grayhill Announces Refreshed Display for Vehicles Michael Christian Lorenz

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