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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Continental unveils new long-range automotive radar sensors
    Continental has announced that it will be displaying its sixth generation of long-range radar and surround radar at Auto Shanghai, a company press release on 14 April read. Production is scheduled to start in 2023. Both sensors share a software and hardware platform, reducing costs, and testing and ...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Continental, Amazon Web Services to launch platform for automotive software
    Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to work together on automotive software, Continental announced in a press release on 15 April 2021. Under the long-term collaboration, AWS is serving as the preferred cloud provider. Under the collaboration, Continental is providing the mobili...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Continental to test tires in dynamic driving simulator
    Continental is investing in a state-of-the-art dynamic driving simulator to develop its premium tires for the original equipment (OE) business more efficiently, sustainably, and precisely in line with customer requirements in the future, the German supplier announced in a press release on 7 April 20...
    Continental to expand production operations in Timișoara, Romania
    Germany-based Continental has purchased a new building in Timișoara, Romania to expand operations in the country. According to a company press release on 7 April 2021, the new building includes the production hall and offices located on Otto Rudolf Street, in the Freidorf Timișoara Industrial Park...
    08-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Continental Engineering Services expands presence in Europe with three new facilities
    Continental Engineering Services (CES), a subsidiary of Germany-based automotive supplier Continental, has announced plans to establish three new sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy, the company said in a press release on 18 March. The company’s new facility in Burgess Hill, the UK, wi...
    23-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental to make Autonomous Mobility independent business area in 2022
    Continental has announced an organizational realignment of its business with systems for advanced driver assistance and automated driving, elevating it into an independent business area from 1 January 2020, the company said in a press release on 16 March. The independent business area, to be called ...
    Vitesco Technologies moves into new regional headquarters in Shanghai
    Vitesco Technologies, a global supplier of modern powertrain technologies and electrification solutions, announced new regional headquarters located in Shanghai, mainland China, according to a company press release on 10 March 2021. Nearly 450 employees recently moved into their new, 6,000-square-me...
    Continental plans to invest USD178 million in Romania in 2021
    Continental invested EUR150 million (USD178 million) in Romania in 2020, SeeNews reported the company saying in a statement on 11 March. The German supplier will invest similar amount at its manufacturing facilities and research and development (R&D) centers in 2021.   Significance: All ...
    12-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental’s FY 2020 sales declines 15.3% y/y to USD46.3 billion
    Continental has reported a 15.3% year-on-year (y/y) decline in sales to EUR37.7 billion (USD46.3 billion) for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, the German car parts supplier said in a press release on 9 March 2021. The company posted minus EBIT of EUR718.1 million, compared with minus EBIT of ...
    Continental inaugurates new plant in Serbia
    German auto parts manufacturer Continental has inaugurated its new plant in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia, according to a press release on the official website of Republic of Serbia on 7 March. The company invested EUR140 million (USD166 million) in car electronics factory in Novi Sad. The plant will...
    09-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental outlines new strategy for hose and line business
    German technology company Continental has announced a new strategy for its hose and line business, according to a company press release on 3 March 2021. The new strategy revolves around two primary objectives: “On the one hand, we are more strongly targeting eMobility as a major growth market. On ...
    Continental to invest USD72.4 million in expanding Mexican brake parts plant
    German automotive parts maker Continental will invest around EUR60 million (about USD72.4 million) to expand its brake parts plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, according to a Reuters report on 1 March. The company will manufacture brake parts in the 20,000 square meters of new pr...
    02-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Vitesco commences production at electronics and transmission sensor technology plant in Hungary
    Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has commenced production at its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, after two years of construction, according to a company press release on 26 February 2021. The plant, spanning around 7,000-square-meters of area, manufactures electronics, and tr...
    01-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental recalls around 94,000 passenger vehicle and light truck tires in US
    Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 94,000 Continental, General, and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires, according to a press release on 25 February. The affected tires were produced at the company’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant and sold to vehicle manufactu...
    01-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Continental picks minority stake in AI-chip startup Recogni
    Germany-based Continental has acquired a minority stake in the German-US startup Recogni, according to a company press release on 23 February 2021. Recogni is working on a new chip architecture for object recognition in real-time based on artificial intelligence (AI). The processors of the future ar...
    Continental appoints Jean-Francois Tarabbia as new head of Connected Car Networking
    Continental has appointed Jean-François Tarabbia as head of its Connected Car Networking (CCN) business unit within the Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) business area, according to a company press release on 20 January 2021. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. Tarabbia succeeds Joh...
    Continental Mobility Study 2020 highlights growing reliability in automated driving
    The Continental Mobility Study 2020 highlights several interesting mobility trends for the US market, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 14 January. The latest edition of study found that about 46% of respondents favor use of latest technology in their vehicles, while 3...
    Continental to open Serbian plant in March 2021
    German car parts manufacturer Continental plans to open a new a EUR140 million (USD171 million) plant in Serbia in March 2021, according to a press release on the website of the Vojvodina province government on 13 January Serbia. The new plant in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia will produce car electro...
    18-Jan-2021 News Investments
    HERE, Leia, and Continental partner on 3D maps for vehicles
    Continental, HERE Technologies, a provider of location data and technology platform, and Leia Inc., a provider of Lightfield hardware and content services, have partnered to bring 3D maps and navigation onto Lightfield displays for automotive OEMs, HERE said in a press release on 12 January. The ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    ABS and ESC fitment to be driven by emerging markets and affordable vehicle segments
    Having a high safety ranking is a unique value proposition (UVP) for any carmaker, coupled with the fact that safety norms worldwide are becoming increasingly stringent, and the number of vehicles on the roads are increasing globally at very high rates, the requirement to improve overall vehicular s...
    Continental secures order from Hyundai in India for digital instrument cluster
    Continental has secured an order to supply digital instrument clusters to Hyundai Motor India for its Venue and Verna models, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 21 December. To fulfil this order, Continental has expanded its production and development capabilities at its manufactu...
    Continental present realigned strategy; aims mid-term organic growth of 5–8%
    Continental presented its realigned strategy as parts of its virtual ‘Capital Market Days 2020,’ held between 8 to 16 December 2020, the company said in a press release. As part of the realigned strategy, the Germany based supplier aims to achieve annual organic growth of around 5 to 8% on avera...
    Semiconductor supply constraints expected to resolve by second half of fiscal year 2021
    With demand falling for most part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carmakers and tier-1 suppliers have reduced their inventory. Automotive semiconductor vendors have canceled orders to external foundries, while internal capacity was halted or slowed either intentionally or as a result of reduce...
    Continental demonstrates real-time tire tread depth monitoring in SHARE NOW’s EV fleet in Denmark
    Continental has demonstrated tire tread depth monitoring in a pilot with SHARE NOW’s electric vehicles (EV) in Denmark, according to a company press release on 10 December. The pilot was carried out in cooperation with Traffilog. Continental connected information of tire sensors and telemetry d...
    Nexteer and Continental JV CNXMotion develops brake-to-steer technology
    CNXMotion, the joint venture between Continental and Nexteer, has developed a new brake-to-steer technology. According to a press release issued by Nexteer on 2 December, the company stated that the new technology will provide an additional layer of directional control for highly automated and auton...
    Continental expands plastics expertise at tech centers in Germany
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be expanding its plastics expertise at three specialist tech centers located in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis, and Hann. Münden. According to a press release issued by Continental on 16 November, this will re...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Continental appoints Nikolai Setzer as new CEO
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as its new CEO and executive board chairman, effective 1 December, the company has announced in a press release on 12 November. The appointment will be effective until March 2024. He succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart who is stepping down from his position for heal...
    Continental’s Q3 sales declines 7.3% y/y to USD12.1 billion
    Continental’s sales declined 7.3% year over year (y/y) to EUR10.3 billion in the third quarter ended 30 September 2020, the company said in a press release on 11 November. Sales, prior to changes in the scope of consolidation and exchange-rate effects, were down 2.7% y/y. Despite the decline in sa...
    Continental recalls approximately 12,000 tires in US over air loss or belt edge separation issue
    Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 12,000 Continental and General brand passenger vehicle tires in the United States that were sold to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket, according to a press release on 5 November. Significance: According to the co...
    06-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Continental CEO Degenhart to step down effective 30 November 2020
    Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart will resign from his position effective 30 November 2020, citing health reasons, according to a company press release on 29 October 2020. He has asked the supervisory board to accept the early termination of his executive board directorship and his contract, which...
    Continental picks minority stake in lidar startup AEye
    Continental has invested in AEye to pick a minority equity stake, the company said in a press release on 27 October. AEye, a US-based startup, has developed a long-range lidar technology that combines an amplifiable 1,550-mm laser with microelectromechanical system (MEMS) scanner. The lidar can...
    28-Oct-2020 News Investments
    Continental mulls divesting its turbocharger business
    Continental is mulling to sell its turbocharger business as part of its ongoing restructuring program, Bloomberg reported on 22 October. Continental is reportedly in talks with prospective buyers. Significance: In 2019, Continental announced a long-term restructuring program "Transformation 2019...
    Continental set up ‘Center of Competence’ for vehicle networking and information
    Continental has set up a ‘Center of Competence’ for Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) key projects, the German supplier announced in a press release on 21 October 2020.The VNI business area develops solutions and services for networking vehicles with drivers and passengers, other vehicles...
    22-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Continental develops synthetic modular coupling for automotive thermal management
    Continental and system supplier aft automotive’s joint venture (JV), JoinPlas, has won the Materialica Design + Technology Award for its synthetic modular coupling system for thermal management in vehicles. According to a press release issued by Continental on 21 October, the company stated that t...
    Continental supplies connectivity, safety, and thermal management solutions for Volkswagen ID.3
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be providing various technologies for Volkswagen’s electric hatchback, the ID.3. According to a press release issued by Continental on 7 October, the company stated that the new Volkswagen ID.3 is bei...
    Elektrobit, Unity Technology collaborate on automotive HMIs
    Elektrobit has announced a collaboration with Unity Technology to streamline the process to design and develop automotive human-machine interfaces (HMIs), the company said in a press release on 5 October. The collaboration leverages the power of Elektrobit’s EB Guide HMI development toolchain and ...
    06-Oct-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental develops plastic-made partition panel for passenger car interiors
    German auto parts supplier Continental has developed a partition panel made of plastic film for passenger car interiors that protects drivers and passengers against COVID-19 during transport, according to a company press release on 28 September 2020. The partition panel can be easily installed betwe...
    05-Oct-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental’s supervisory board approves restructuring plan
    The Supervisory Board of Germany-based automotive parts and systems manufacturer, Continental, has approved the restructuring measures at the locations in Aachen, Karben, and Regensburg, as well as the termination of the joint venture with Osram. According to a press statement issued by Continent...
    Continental, Xilinx collaborate on production-ready 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving
    Continental and Xilinx have joined forces to develop 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving, the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The collaboration will see Xilinx power Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 with its Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSOC platform ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Osram agree to dissolve automotive lighting JV
    Continental has decided to repatriate the joint venture (JV) with Osram, according to a Continental press release on 23 September. The two companies plan to dissolve their 50:50 JV for intelligent automotive lighting systems ‘Osram Continental’, which was founded in 2018. The two companies are c...
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    Elektrobit shows computing software for automated driving at Automotive Testing Expo China 2020
    Elektrobit is showcasing its latest technologies for automated driving testing and validation as well as its software platform for building next-generation electronic/electrical (E/E) architecture based on high performance computing (HPC), at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2020, currently (14–1...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sennheiser, Continental develop in-car sound system
    Sennheiser has collaborated with Continental to develop a next-generation solution for premium in-car audio, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The solution includes a combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated sound system. The Sennheise...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    Continental manufactures Conti.eContact tires for EVs in Romania
    Continental is producing Conti.eContact tires specially designed for electric vehicles (EVs) in Timișoara in Romania, the German supplier announced in a press release on 20 August. The Conti.eContact tire offers, in addition to low rolling resistance, improved braking performance, as well as low no...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    Aluminum brake calipers to experience increased demand after 2025
    Over many years of automotive innovation, vehicle safety has experienced many innovations and developments in order to keep occupants safe under almost all circumstances. Tracing back, the very first automotive safety feature is the braking system. Automotive brakes have also gone through their fair...
    JOINT VENTURE: Continental, aft automotive partner to produce couplings made of high-performance plastics
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is setting up a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with system supplier, aft automotive, to manufacture couplings made using high-performance plastics. According to a press release issued by Continental dated 10 Au...
    Continental establishes supercomputer to accelerate development of future technologies
    Continental has set up its own supercomputer for artificial intelligence (AI) to develop innovative future technologies more efficiently and quickly, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 28 July. The new supercomputer is powered by NVIDIA InfiniBand-connected DGX systems,...
    03-Aug-2020 News Investments
    Continental develops tires for EVs
    Continental has developed new tires specifically for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 24 July. The German company explained that EVs are heavier due to their batteries, which weigh more than a full tank of fuel for an internal combustion engine (ICE). Hybrids have not...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Continental’s Q2 sales drops 9.2% y/y to USD7.4 billion
    Continental’s sales declined 9.9% year-over-year (y/y) to EUR6.62 billion (USD7.4 billion) in the second quarter ended 30 June 2020, the Germany-based automotive supplier said while releasing key figures for the quarter based on preliminary results on 20 July. Organic sales—sales adjusted for ch...
    PLANT CLOSURE: Continental to shut two plants in Spain and Mexico as part of transformation strategy
    The Supervisory Board of Continental approved the next steps of the Transformation 2019–29 structural program at its locations in Rubí, Spain, and Nogales, Mexico, according to a press release on 14 July. The company has decided to close its plant in Rubí, Spain, by the end of 2021, and Nogales ...
    Elektrobit announces new features for EB GUIDE to make HMI development more convenient, more accessible to developers
    Elektrobit has expanded features and capabilities of its EB GUIDE that will make development of advanced human-machine interfaces (HMIs) more convenient and more accessible to developers, the company said in a press release on 9 July. According to the company, owned by German automotive supplier Con...
    13-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Continental to supply telematics and antenna solutions to two European OEMs
    Continental has announced that it will supply intelligent antenna modules and 5G telematics units to two European vehicle manufacturers, a company press release read on 8 July. Serial production of the products is planned for 2023. Continental also said that it is working on 4G and 5G telematics ...
    Continental picks Renesas’ R-Car M3 SoC for body high-performance computer
    Renesas Electronics has announced that Continental has adopted its high-performance Renesas R-Car M3 system-on-chip (SoC) for its first-generation Body High-Performance Computer (HPC), a company press release read on 7 July. HPC is an automotive computing platform offering centralized control of veh...
    Connected intelligent tire: The next big push for connected mobility
    In order to create a vision of automated and accident-free driving, all parts of the vehicle need to be intelligent and connected. As such, dummy tire that provides no information about the tire itself and the road surfaces can be a barrier. Therefore, an inevitable evolution is a connected intellig...
    Frank Petznick to head Continental’s ADAS unit
    Continental has appointed Frank Petznick as head of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit, the German supplier announced in a press release on 3 July 2020. Petznick will also become a member of the Management Board of the Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area. He brings ...
    Continental to build new plant in Serbia to produce driver information systems
    German auto parts supplier Continental has announced plans to build a new production plant for innovative driver information systems in Serbia's Novi Sad, SeeNews reported on 1 July. The company will begin construction by the end of 2020. The plant will produce complex driver information systems ...
    03-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Continental collaborates with universities for joint research on AI for autonomous driving
    Continental is continuing its collaboration with international universities under its PRORETA research projects to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving functions which aim to prevent traffic accidents, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release ...
    German authorities investigate Continental as part of diesel emissions probe
    German authorities have widened the scope of their ongoing diesel emissions investigation, according to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 1 July. The report stated that prosecutors in Germany have expanded the probe to include automotive components and systems supplier, Continental....
    Continental secures new orders for smartphone-based vehicle access system from three OEMs
    Continental has won new orders for its CoSmA smartphone-based vehicle access system from three vehicle manufacturers from Europe and Asia, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 June. These automakers will integrate Continental’s smartphone-based solution into the arch...
    Continental invests over USD37 million to expand Romanian R&D center
    Germany-based automotive components and systems manufacturer Continental has announced that it will be expanding its research and development (R&D) center located at Timișoara in Romania. According to a press statement issued by Continental on 2 June, the company will invest over EUR33 million ...
    11-Jun-2020 News Investments
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental warns of further cost saving measures and job losses
    German automotive components and system supplier, Continental, has warned of further cost saving measures and job cuts to tide over the current economic scenario. According to a report filed by German business news publication WirtschaftsWoche on 10 June, the company’s CEO has stated that Con...
    11-Jun-2020 News COVID-19
    Vitesco CEO Andreas Wolf appointed to Continental’s executive board
    Andreas Wolf, the chief executive officer of Vitesco Technologies, has been appointed to the executive board of German automotive components and systems supplier Continental AG. In a press statement released by Continental on 3 June, the company has announced that the appointment of Wolf will be wit...
    Continental to invest USD36.7 million to expand R&D center in Romania
    German automotive parts supplier Continental announced plans to invest EUR33 million (USD36.7 million) to expand its research and development (R&D) center in Timisoara, Romania, according to a company press release on 2 June. According to the report, the company has already started working on th...
    03-Jun-2020 News Investments
    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    PARTNERSHIP: Continental, Pioneer enter strategic cooperation agreement to deliver new user experience
    Continental has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese supplier Pioneer to deliver new-user experience in new vehicles, targeted mainly for the Asian market, the two partners said in a joint press release on 26 May. The partnership will allow Continental to integrate Pioneer’s ent...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental increases liquidity with two bonds valued at USD1.64 billion
    German automotive parts and components supplier, Continental, has taken steps to further reinforce its liquidity in light of the unstable market conditions brought on by the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Continental on 19 May, ...
    20-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental’s consolidated Q1 2020 sales fall 10.9% y/y to USD10.57 billion
    German automotive components supplier Continental has published its financial results for the first quarter of this year. In a press statement issued by Continental on 7 May, the company stated that its consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2020 stood at EUR9.8 billion (approximately USD10.57 ...
    COVID-19 impact: Continental defers spin-off of Vitesco Technologies due to economic uncertainty
    German automotive components supplier Continental’s planned spin-off of its powertrain division into a separate entity, Vitesco Technologies, has been deferred because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Continental on 30 April, the...
    01-May-2020 News COVID-19
    B-segment vehicles to see major rear seat HVAC fitment growth within five years
    Automakers are on a constant quest to innovate amenities and convenience features to improve passenger comfort. The general trend with such technology is that they are initially introduced into the upper segments. However, over time, many such concepts and features trickle down to the more affordabl...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental to produce face visors with 3D printing at Spanish plant
    Continental is making protective face visors using its 3D printing machines for use in intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals in Catalonia, Spain to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release on the official website of the Catalonia Trade and Investment on 24 April. The German sup...
    28-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental posts preliminary results for Q1 2020, sales decline 10.9% y/y to USD10.6 billion
    German automotive components supplier Continental has released its preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2020. According to a press statement issued by Continental on 27 April, the company has stated that its consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2020 period stands at EUR...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental resumes production at tire plant in Romania
    German automotive components manufacturer Continental has announced that it resumed production operations at its tire manufacturing plant at Timisoara in Romania on 8 April. According to a report filed by publication Tire Business on 15 April, Continental had idled the facility in the second half of...
    16-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental produces medical hoses for hospitals in Italy
    Continental has produced low-pressure hoses for hospitals at its Italian site in Daverio, the company said in a press release on 9 April. The German company has supplied these medical hoses to Flow-meter, one of its customers in Bergamo specializing in devices for measurement, control, and supply of...
    13-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental to close Palmela brake shoe plant in Portugal in 2021
    Continental will end production at its automotive plant in Palmela, Portugal by the end of 2021, according to a company press release on 17 March. Continental has been manufacturing front brake shoes at the factory for 25 years. The closure will affect approximately 370 employees. Continental will o...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental withdraws financial guidance for fiscal year 2020
    German auto component supplier Continental has withdrawn its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 1 April. Continental expects an impact of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental participates in Series A funding round at lidar startup Blickfeld
    Continental has invested in Munich-based lidar startup Blickfeld, according to a press release on 20 March. Blickfeld has completed its Series A financing round, which was led by the venture capital unit of Continental together with Wachstumsfonds Bayern, which is managed by Bayern Kapital, with par...
    30-Mar-2020 News Investments
    Tire pressure monitoring systems to become an increasingly prevalent feature in automobiles
    Safety has become an incredibly important priority for today’s automotive manufacturers. Vehicles are becoming increasingly powerful and more complex, and when that is coupled with improving road infrastructure in many parts of the world and a steadily rising density of automobiles, it has the pot...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental, Plastic Omnium to halt production in Europe
    Continental has announced the suspension of production in Europe due to lowered demand, supply chain bottlenecks, and protection of employees as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spreads throughout the continent. According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Germany-based Continent...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental begins volume production of 3D display without special glasses for Genesis GV80
    Continental has announced that it is launching a display featuring autostereoscopic 3D technology on the market in the HMC Genesis GV80 high-line variant, a company press release on 16 March showed. It displays three-dimensional scales, pointers, and objects; for example, it displays a ...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    EMG collaborates with Continental for connected car services
    eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co (EMG) has entered into a strategic partnership with Continental’s unit Continental Holding (China) to promote cooperation in China's smart city, smart mobility, and connected vehicle services, a company press release on 5 March read. EMG will provide map data (i...
    09-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Continental’s sales up marginally to USD60.7 billion in 2019
    Continental has reported a marginal growth of 0.2% year on year (y/y) in its sales to EUR44.4 billion (USD60.7 billion) for the full year ended 31 December 2019, according to a company press release on 5 March. However, during the full year, Continental recorded a net loss of EUR1.2 billion as compa...
    Continental, Micron collaborate to develop advanced machine learning automotive applications
    Micron and Continental have announced a collaboration agreement under which the German supplier will adapt Micron’s deep learning accelerator for advanced machine learning automotive applications, a company press release on 25 February showed. The two companies will develop an application-speci...
    26-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Kordsa start series production of tires with Cokoon dip technology
    Germany-based Continental and tier-1 supplier Kordsa have announced the start of series production of tires with Cokoon dip technology. According to a Continental press release on 20 February, the companies began the series production of the first 250,000 passenger car tires featuring their sustaina...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Continental to construct new plant in US state Texas to produce radar sensors
    Continental has announced that it has begun construction of a plant in Texas, United States, to expand its capacity to produce radar sensors, a company press release on 6 February said. Continental plans to invest about EUR100 million (USD112 million) over the next three years in the plant. The 2...
    07-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Continental develops platform to automate software integration into connected vehicle
    Continental has released an online platform that automates and standardizes software development and integration into the vehicle, the German supplier said in a press release on 23 January. The Continental Cooperation Portal allows OEMs and suppliers to save cost and time in the vehicle development ...
    24-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Continental and Sennheiser exhibit speakerless 3D immersive audio system
    Continental and Sennheiser will present a speakerless audio system at the Consumer Electronics Forum in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 6 January. Sennheiser’s patented AMBEO 3D audio technology will be integrated with Continental’s Ac2ated Sound system. “Together, we have...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Continental to present Natural ‘3D Centerstack display’, ‘transparent hood’
    Continental will showcase ‘Natural 3D Centerstack’ display and ‘transparent hood’ at the CES 2020 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the company said in a press release on 3 January. The company’s next-generation of Natural 3D display offers drivers and passengers a 3D experien...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Continental to display UWB-based keyless entry solution, launch cybersecurity operations center
    Continental will showcase ultra-wideband (UWB) based keyless entry solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said in a press release on 3 January. It also said that unit Argus Cyber Security will collaborate with T-Systems to present an automotive security operations cente...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Continental, EasyMile to collaborate with Shanghai Jiading Industrial Zone to develop driverless vehicles
    Continental and EasyMile have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Jiading Industrial Zone (JDIZ) to promote local development and implementation of solutions for driverless vehicles in China, EasyMile said in a press release. “Continental strongly believes driverless vehicles ...
    02-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Automotive cybersecurity to become more challenging over the next decade 
    As the industry shifts towards autonomous driving and connected car technologies, vehicles and the back-end systems supporting these functionalities will become more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States defines...
    Continental launches ‘Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub’ in US
    Continental has launched a ‘Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub’ in Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States, the company said in a press release on 18 December. At its new hub, there are two intersections which the German supplier has made intelligent by integrating its sensors and software...
    19-Dec-2019 News Investments
    CES 2020: Continental to showcase ‘Contact Sensor System’ for safe automated parking
    Continental will showcase its new Contact Sensor System (CoSSY) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas in January 2020, the company said in a press release on 10 December. Continental will demonstrate how CoSSy can help make automated parking safer. Based on the sound signal, a low-s...
    11-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Immersion signs licensing agreement with Continental for using haptics in automotive interfaces
    Immersion Corporation has signed its licensing agreement with Continental that provides the Germany-based supplier access to its patented touch feedback technology, also known as haptics, for use in automotive interfaces, the company said in a press release on 20 November. Continental has been using...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Continental’s supervisory board approves global structural program “Transformation 2019-2029”
    The supervisory board of German automotive components supplier Continental AG has approved the company’s global long-term restructuring program called Transformation 2019-2029, which was announced at the end of September. In a press statement issued on 20 November, Continental said that its s...
    Continental to supply tires for Volkswagen ID.3
    Continental Tire will supply the tires for Volkswagen’s new all-electric hatchback ‘ID.3’, according to a report by Tyre Press on 15 November. The company will supply summer and winter OE tires for 18- and 19-inch rims – the EcoContact 6 summer tire and the WinterContact TS 850 P winter tire...
    Continental‘s new server concept to be used by Volkswagen for its upcoming ID. EV
    Continental has announced that its server will go into production at Volkswagen as an in-car application server (ICAS1) and will be used for its upcoming ID. electric vehicle (EV), according to a press release on 12 November. ICAS1 concept offers numerous connectivity features including installat...
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