And yet, according to the team’s numbers, he is exactly that.Drew Hartlaub reportedly runs a 4.25 40-yard dash, making him the fastest player on Penn State’s football roster.From the York Daily Record:Hartlaub, a redshirt sophomore this fall, owns the top 40-yard time on the team at 4.25 seconds.That’s faster than receiver KJ Hamler, who outran the Ohio State defense on a 90-yard touchdown and is on the verge of becoming a national star.Faster than tailback Journey Brown, who won back-to-back PIAA 100 meter sprint titles — and broke Olympian Leroy Burrell’s high school record.Faster than receiver Dan Chisena, who ran a leg on Penn State’s school-record 400 meter relay team.He’s faster, they say, than anyone on the team.Which, unofficially, makes him one of the fastest football players in America.Now, those who follow the NFL Draft combine know that guys who reportedly run those types of times don’t generally translate directly when the official numbers come out. Per the officially NFL numbers, just 14 players have broken a 4.3 at the Combine, topped by John Ross’ 4.22 in 2017.Still, even if you only add .05 seconds, that gives Drew Hartlaub truly elite speed that doesn’t come around too often, and could make him a real weapon on special teams.[York Daily Record] GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)A member of Penn State’s football team reportedly runs a 40-yard dash under 4.3. It probably isn’t a player many outside of Nittany Lions diehards are very aware of.Safety Drew Hartlaub is a walk-on out of Hanover, Penn. entering his redshirt sophomore season in blue and white.Last year, he appeared in 10 games for Penn State, playing as the gunner on the punt unit. He was the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year and recorded three tackles on the season.Penn State coaches compliment his hustle and hard work on special teams, but most wouldn’t peg him as one of the fastest players in all of FBS.
Recently, the technology company and premium tyre manufacturer Continental, has officially launched its new digital tyre monitoring platform for commercial fleets, ContiConnect™. This efficient solution for remote tyre monitoring is now available, starting with United States, Canada, Malaysia, and Thailand.More markets in Europe and Asia will follow in 2018 and next year. The system helps fleets to maximise their efficiency and sends alerts if tyre pressure deviates from the defined value. By providing this information the fleet benefits from a reduced number of breakdowns, lowers maintenance costs, and generates value by increasing the vehicle’s uptime. ContiConnect allows fleet managers to act proactively instead of fixing problems reactively not only for single vehicles but for entire fleets.Michael Neuheisel, Head of Digital Solutions Commercial Vehicle Tires, said: “ContiConnect is the starting point for Continental to become a profound partner for tyre-related data services. With this digital tyre monitoring platform we take a huge step forward in our evolution from a premium tyre manufacturer to a solutions provider. We enrich our long-term experience in the tyre industry with data created by sensors, starting with our truck, bus and specialty tyres.”The new digital tyre monitoring platform ContiConnect consists of different components that can be combined in multiple ways:Tyre sensor – making the tyre intelligentThe tyre sensor connects the vehicle’s tyre with the outside world. It is mounted on the inner liner of a tyre. Thereby an optimal mounting position of the sensor is ensured, to measure both the tyre pressure as well as its temperature very precisely. Further, the sensor is protected from damages or theft. Both a retro-fit and a pre-fit solution are available. Continental’s intelligent tyre has a pre-installed sensor, making it faster and more convenient for fleets to start digital tyre monitoring, resulting in time savings while ensuring the housing is correctly installed within the tyre first time around. The intelligent tyre is already available for a variety of applications, such as for trucks, buses and earthmoving vehicles.Yard reader station – the receiver for tyre dataThe yard reader station is the connecting component between the tyre sensor and Continental’s backend. It reads the data off the sensors as the vehicle passes by the receiver in the yard and sends the data to the backend where it is analysed and interpreted. The yard reader station is installed at the fleet´s frequent touch points, like washing bay, gas station or other check-points.Web portal – interface to the entire fleetThe web portal is the interface where fleet managers can proactively monitor and track the tyre condition and performance of all vehicles within their fleet. The browser-based portal offers various display options and can be accessed from any type of device. It shows the history of the tire data and enables retrospective analyses. The web portal allows a remote monitoring of the entire fleet’s tyre performance and puts control into the hands of the fleet managers.