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    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    German auto component supplier Continental has withdrawn its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 1 April.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...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    Continental launches next-generation long-range radar sensors for ADAS/AV applications
    Continental has developed a fifth generation of its long-range radar sensor with unprecedent resolution and a range of up 300 m, the company said on 7 November. The new radar will be highly effective for perception of a vehicle’s surroundings for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), suc...
    08-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Integrated approach to thermal management in BEVs and full HEVs
    The alternative propulsion sector finally seems to be gathering some steam after being on the fringes of the market for several decades. According to IHS Markit forecasts the demand for EVs which include BEVs, full HEVs and FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) is expected to grow by around 24% (compo...
    Continental to fully spin off powertrain business Vitesco Technologies
    The slowdown in the automotive sector across the globe has resulted in many suppliers taking a hit as well. German components manufacturer Continental has announced that the company registered consolidated sales of EUR11.1 billion (approximately USD 12.34 billion) in the third quarter of 2019. Th...
    Continental, 3M collaborate to develop infrastructure-to-vehicle solutions
    Continental has entered into a partnership with 3M to develop infrastructure-to-vehicle solutions, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release today. As part of the collaboration, the two companies will assess I2V interfaces between the infrastructure-related objects and technologi...
    15-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Faurecia acquires Continental’s stake in interior JV
    Faurecia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Continental to acquire the German supplier’s 50% stake in their equally-owned joint venture (JV), SAS Automotive for EUR225 million (USD248 million), the company said in a press release on 14 October. SAS, founded in 1996, is a major sup...
    Continental's powertrain division to operate as Vitesco Technologies
    Effective immediately, German firm Continental’s powertrain division will operate under the new brand name of Vitesco Technologies. The company has been operating independently since January this year, and its new brand identity will be rolled out at nearly 50 locations across the globe. Signif...
    Continental announces ‘Transformation 2019–2029’ restructuring program to enhance long-term competitiveness
    Continental has announced a long-term restructuring program that will continue for the next 10 years and result in closure of several manufacturing plants and loss of up to 20,000 jobs globally, including 7,000 in Germany, the company said in a press release 25 September. The program, called ...
    Continental supplies smartphone-based digital key solution for Honda e EV
    Continental will supply its smartphone-integrated access solution, Continental Smart Access (CoSmA), for the Honda e all-electric car, the company announced in a press release on 11 September. The EV is being showcased at the 2019 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. The Honda e wil...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Continental to unveil Integrated Interior Platform
    Continental will present its latest version of Integrated Interior Platform (IIP) at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 5 September. The platform is a comprehensive solution for software and hardware that provides the basis for i...
    09-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Continental invests in Israeli start-up Cartica AI
    Continental has acquired a minority stake in Israeli artificial intelligence start-up Cartica AI for an undisclosed amount, according to a company press release on 4 September. Cartica AI develops algorithms to accelerate machine learning in the field of object recognition, with the potential to be ...
    Continental to supply OE tires for BMW X7
    Continental will supply its ‘PremiumContact 6’ tire as original equipment (OE) fitment for BMW X7, according to a company press release last month. The sporty comfort tire will be equipped on the new BMW X7 xDrive35d Design Pure Excellence and X7 xDrive35d M Sport models. The company is sup...
    Continental considers spin-off of Powertrain Division
    Continental’s executive board has decided to consider the possibility of a complete spin-off  of its Powertrain Division and subsequent listing on stock exchange, the German automotive supplier said in a press release on 2 September. The company will examine the technical and legal requiremen...
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    IAA 2019: Continental to demonstrate blockchain-based data-monetization platform
    Continental will showcase a blockchain-based data-monetization platform, developed under a strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show to demonstrate how drivers can benefit from data transfer from their vehicles, the company said in a press release on...
    28-Aug-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Continental to showcase fully integrated axle drive for electric cars
    Continental is planning to showcase its first fully integrated axle drive for electric cars at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany next month, the company announced in a press release on 22 August. Continental said that its electric axle drive will go into production in Europe and Chin...
    IAA 2019: Continental, EasyMile to offer IAA visitors test drive in robo-taxi
    Continental, in collaboration with EasyMile, will offer visitors during the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, a chance to take a test drive in its robo-taxi, the company said in a press release. The robo-taxi, supplied by the France-based driverless shuttle, will feature autonomous driving technologie...
    Continental integrates front and interior cameras for autonomous driving applications
    Continental has developed a new camera system that will enable safe transfer of driving responsibility in automated driving vehicles, the Germany based supplier said in a press release in August 13. The company’s ‘Road AND Camera’ system combines an inward-looking infra-red camera and an outwa...
    14-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Continental plans to reduce lead quantities in electronic components
    Continental is planning to reduce the amount of lead used in its electronic components to meet legally prescribed maximum quantities in accordance with the End of Life Vehicles Directive by European Union, the company announced in a press release on 9 August. Continental has submitted a plan of acti...
    Continental's Powertrain Business to increase focus on electrification
    In a press release dated 7 August, Continental said that its Powertrain Business, set to be named Vitesco Technologies, will increase focus on electrification to align with tightening emissions and fuel efficiency targets. The Powertrain division will reduce investment in the hydraulic components bu...
    Continental’s Q2 net sales declines 1% y/y to USD12.8 billion
    Continental has reported a 1% year-on-year (y/y) fall in its net sales to EUR11.2 billion (USD12.8 billion) during the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, according to a company press release today (7 August). Continental’s net income also dropped 41% y/y to EUR484.8 million during the three-month ...
    Continental’s PreviewESC technology enables cars to take preemptive action against potential risks
    Continental has developed a new function called PreviewESC that helps vehicles take preemptive actions against potential risks on the road, the company said in a press release on 31 July. The technology leverages Continental’s eHorizon road data processing on the cloud to decide about actions such...
    02-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Continental revises outlook for fiscal year 2019
    Continental has revised its outlook downwards for the fiscal year 2019 and now has a sales forecast of around EUR44 billion (USD49.3 billion) to EUR45 billion (USD50.4 billion) as compared to the previous forecast of EUR45 to EUR47 billion, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. Adjust...
    Continental develops new power module for EVs
    Continental has developed third generation of power electronics for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 22 July. The new power module enables currents of up to 650 amps. Continental informed that it is supplying the third-generation power module to a European manufact...
    23-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Continental opens new fuel cell laboratory in Germany
    Continental, in collaboration with Chemnitz University of Technology Professorship of Advanced Powertrains (ALF), has opened a new fuel cell laboratory in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 17 July. The laboratory will have advanced testing capabilities including a high-performance...
    22-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Continental develops adaptive voice-activated digital assistant for vehicles
    Continental has developed an adaptive voice-activated digital assistant that allows vehicles to communicate just like a human, the German supplier said on 18 July. The system enables natural dialog, understands multiple questions in a sentence, and detects logical connections. The dig...
    19-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Continental opens new powertrain plant in China
    Continental has opened a new powertrain plant in Wuhu, China, for a variety of drivetrain products, including thermal management components, as well as sensors and actuators for internal combustion engines and new energy vehicles, the company announced on 18 July. Continental has invested ...
    19-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Continental develops fully integrated axle drive for mass production
    Continental has developed a fully integrated electric axle drive for mass production, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. The new high-voltage drive combines electric motor, power electronics and reduction gear in a single housing. Series production of the new axle drive used worldw...
    11-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Continental starts series production of ABS, radar, redundant brake system for robo-taxis
    Continental has started series production of key technologies such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), radar and redundant brake system for use in robo-taxis, the company said in a press release on 9 July. “The technological building blocks that enable robo-taxis to operate are available in princip...
    10-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz A-Class
    The fourth generation Mercedes Benz A-Class is assembled at Daimler’s facility in Rastatt, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Mercedes Benz A-Class from the plant is expected to peak in 2019 at more than 91,600 units. If you would like your c...
    Vehicle entry system – A review of current trends
    Technology disruptions have led to the evolution of vehicle access systems from traditional lock-and-key systems to keyless entry technology. Keyless vehicle access control systems are fully automated systems featuring an electronic locking feature that secures access to the vehicle electronically, ...
    Key automakers, suppliers jointly publish first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles
    A group of 11 automakers and suppliers have come forward to publish what they claim to be the automotive industry’s first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles. These 11 companies—Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA, HERE, Infineon, Intel, and V...
    IAA 2019: Continental to show production-ready solutions for advanced connectivity, electromobility, and autonomous driving
    Continental will present its production-ready solutions for advanced connectivity, electromobility, and autonomous driving in the run-up to the 2019 IAA, scheduled to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, in September this year, the company said in a press release on 1 July. The German supplier has develop...
    02-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Continental develops 48-volt high-power technology for full hybrids
    Continental has developed a 48-volt high-power technology, which can power a full-hybrid vehicle with all-electric drive capability, the company announced in a press release today (2 July). The system gets a 48-volt high-power electric motor with a peak output of 30 kW. Continental said that ...
    02-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Continental develops new 77GHz radar sensor for precise detection of vehicle surroundings
    Continental has developed a new short-range radar that enables more precise detection of vehicle surroundings, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 25 June. The new radar is based on 77GHz technology, instead of 24 GHz technology used up until now, enabling detection of v...
    26-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Continental develops ultra-compact head-up display (HUD) for sports cars
    Continental Engineering Services (CES), a company of German automotive supplier Continental, has developed an ultra-compact, high-performance head-up display (HUD) for sports cars, the company said in a press release today (17 June). The HUD allows for visualization of key driving information in the...
    17-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Continental partners with Silicon Valley company Leia to develop ‘Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster’
    Continental has partnered with Silicon Valley company Leia Inc. to develop an innovative cockpit solution ‘Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster’, according to a company press release on 11 June. Continental’s startup organization co-pace, which enables partnerships of innovative exter...
    Continental Tire opens ‘Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center’ in US
    Continental Tire the Americas, LLC has opened its Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center at the company's proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, according to a report by Tire Business on 6 June. "The new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center offers the latest technology in tire testing, allowing Continental ...
    Continental opens competence center for 3D printing at German plant
    Continental has opened a company-wide competence center for 3D printing at its electronics plant in Karben, Germany, according to a company press release on 22 May.  The center offers a variety of modern 3D printing technologies, such as a selective laser melting (SLM) machine, selective l...
    Continental develops smart surface material for personalized lighting effects in vehicle interior
    Continental has developed a new intelligent surface material ‘Acella Hylite’ that enables personalized lighting effects in vehicle interior, according to a company press release on 15 May. In addition, Continental has developed ‘Decoject’ thin film for doors, consoles, and other components. ...
    17-May-2019 News New Products
    Elektrobit, Synopsys team up to accelerate automotive electronic systems development using virtual environment
    Elektrobit (EB) and Synopsys have entered a collaboration to accelerate automotive electronic systems development using virtual environment, Synopsys said in a press release on 13 May. The collaboration brings together Synopsys Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs), EB operating systems, development a...
    14-May-2019 News New Products
    Continental’s Q1 net income declines 22% y/y to USD645 million
    Continental’s net income decreased 22% year-on-year (y/y) to EUR575.2 million (USD645 million) in the first quarter ended 31 March 2019, the company said on 9 May. Despite an uptick in sales of 0.3% y/y to EUR11 billion, the company reported a 19.2% y/y decline in EBIT to EUR823.3 millio...
    Continental lays foundation stone for new headquarters in German city Hanover
    Continental has laid the foundation stone for its new global headquarters in Pferdeturm, near Hanover (Germany), the company said in a press release on 8 May. The new headquarters will have multiple buildings, distributed across two campuses to the north and south of Hans-Böckler-Allee, which will ...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Software expertise is crucial for success of mobility ecosystem, says Continental
    Software expertise is crucial for the success of a mobility ecosystem, Continental said in a press release last week. According to the Germany-based automotive supplier, cars today require more than 100 million lines of software code for their function. Continental forecast this amount of software t...
    Continental completes spin-off of its Powertrain division into independent company
    Continental has completed the spin-off of its Powertrain division into an independent company named Vitesco Technologies, Continental announced in a press release on 30 April. The introduction of the new name is planned for the second half of 2019 when it also plans to launch planned partial IPO. Vi...
    Continental releases preliminary figures for Q1 2019
    Continental has reported preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2019. According to a press release by the Germany-based automotive supplier on 26 April, sales improved slightly by 0.3% year-over-year (y/y) to EUR11.05 billion (USD12.39 billion). However, the company’s a...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Continental exhibits vibration control solutions for EVs
    Continental is showcasing its vibration and noise control solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Auto Shanghai 2019, the company announced in a press release on 17 April. The display includes engine and chassis mounting systems. Continental said it is demonstrating its vibration control compet...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Continental showcases diverse portfolio of electromobility solutions for Chinese market
    Continental is displaying its diverse range of solutions for electromobility at the Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, the company said in a press release on 17 April. The company’s displays at the auto show range from production-ready drive systems to power electronics and from 48-Volt battery sys...
    18-Apr-2019 News New Products
    OSRAM Continental opens new R&D center for automotive lighting in Mexico
    OSRAM Continental GmbH has opened an automotive lighting research and development (R&D) center in Guadalajara, Mexico, according to a press release on 11 April. The 21,700-square foot facility will initially employ about 65 people and support business, primarily in the Americas region. “The...
    Continental develops solution to eliminate unpleasant new car smell
    Continental has designed a method to integrate fragrance into a layer of the standard Acella interior surface material to eliminate unpleasant new car smells, the company announced in a press release on 16 April. The new perfumed Acella interior material helps improve vehicle odor by diffusing the p...
    17-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Continental expands tire plant in US
    Continental Tire is expanding its plant in Sumter County in South Carolina (United States) to accommodate production of the company's ContiSeal puncture-sealing and ContiSilent noise-absorbing passenger tire lines, Tire Business reported on 4 April. The expansion is expected to add about 29,0000 squ...
    08-Apr-2019 News Investments
    Continental announces organizational changes in Chassis & Safety division
    German auto parts supplier Continental has announced senior management changes within its Chassis & Safety division, which specializes in safety technologies, effective 1 April, the company said on 4 April. According to the company, these changes are part of its realignment and ensure co...
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Cooper Standard completes divestiture of anti-vibration systems business to Continental
    Cooper Standard has completed the divestiture of its anti-vibration systems (AVS) business to Continental AG for USD265.5 million, the company announced in a press release on 1 April. The estimated net cash proceeds after taxes and transaction-related expenses and fees are expected to be between USD...
    Euro 7: Legislative time frame and parameters
    Each stage of emission and fuel economy regulations and standardization of robust compliance testing procedures has consistently led to further advancement in powertrain technology. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have fallen by more than 95% between Euro 1 and Euro 6 stan...
    Continental opens greenfield tire plant in Thailand
    Continental opened its greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand on 27 March, according to a company press release. Continental invested EUR250 million (USD280 million) in the new plant, which is expected to create about 900 new jobs by 2022. In the first phase, the plant will have production capaci...
    Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer ESK, MHP and Nokia complete testing of connected driving in Germany
    Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer ESK, MHP and Nokia have successfully concluded testing of connected driving technology on the A9 Digital Test Track in Munich (Germany), Continental said in a press release on 21 March. The tests were part of 'Car2MEC' project which was started in 2016 and f...
    Continental announces personnel changes
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as spokesman for the company’s Automotive Board and will be in charge of maintaining a unified business strategy in this area, effective 1 April, according to a company press release on 14 March. Presently, Setzer is responsible for the Tire division and Co...
    Continental’s 2018 net income down 2.9% to USD3.3 billion
    Continental has reported 2.9% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net income to USD2.9 billion (USD3.3 billion) in the financial year ended 31 December 2018, the company said in a press release on 7 March. Sales improved marginally by 0.9% y/y to EUR44.4 billion. The company reported EBIT of EUR4 billio...
    Continental Powertrain Division to operate under ‘Vitesco Technologies’
    Continental has announced that its spin-off Powertrain Division will operate and trade under ‘Vitesco Technologies, according to a company’s press release last week. The new company will develop, produce and sell systems and solutions for conventional and electrified drives for the global automo...
    Coupled air conditioning hose and tube system – a look into the technology and market dynamics of the component.
    As light vehicle cabins have become more sophisticated, advanced, and comfort-oriented over the years, driven by increasing customer expectations, automotive air conditioning systems have transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive autom...
    Mobile World Congress 2019: Continental, Hewlett Packard develop blockchain-based vehicle data sharing platform
    Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have jointly developed a new platform for sharing vehicle data to enable new digital services that improve driver safety and convenience, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 26 February. The new platform, based on blockcha...
    28-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Mobile World Congress 2019: Continental, Vodafone to showcase progress in joint development of smart vehicle connectivity solutions
    At the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Spain) next week, Continental and Vodafone will showcase their progress in the joint development of smart vehicle connectivity solutions, the company said in a press release on 21 February. In June 2018, the two companies had entered a partnership...
    22-Feb-2019 News New Products
    Electrically heated catalyst
    The implementation of Real Driving Emission regulation on 1 September 2017 has tightened NOx emission regulation for vehicles with diesel powertrains registered from 1 September 2019. Moreover, new vehicles produced from January 2021 will need to adhere to Euro 6d norms. It states that if NOx confor...
    Continental to invest in new Mexican plant to produce intelligent devices for autonomous driving
    Continental plans to invest USD80 million in a new plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) to produce intelligent devices for autonomous driving, lnnovación Económica reported last month. The plant, to be located at FINSA Industrial Park in Aguascalientes, will produce intelligent antenna modules, light ...
    13-Feb-2019 News Investments
    The shift towards automatic transmissions drives the market for transmission ECUs
    More severe global emission regulations lead vehicle manufacturers to look at the entire vehicle to optimize fuel consumption. One area of interest to vehicle manufacturers is replacing manual transmissions with automatic transmissions, allowing for a higher number of gear ratios. This enables small...
    Continental completes acquisition of Kathrein Automotive
    Continental has announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH following receiving approval from relevant antitrust authorities, according to a company press release on 4 February. Kathrein is a major supplier of in-vehicle antenna solutions w...
    Continental rolls out off-street parking space information service to 14 countries
    Continental rolled out its off-street parking space information service to 14 countries, according to a press release on 10 January. These countries include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Benelux countries, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. Continental said it plans to roll out the se...
    21-Jan-2019 News New Products
    Continental starts construction of new powertrain plant in India
    On 17 January, Continental broke ground on a new powertrain plant in Talegaon, Pune (India), according to the company’s press release. The plant will manufacture low emission technologies such as engine management systems, sensors and actuators as well as fuel and exhaust management components for...
    18-Jan-2019 News Investments
    Continental supplies 48-volt Eco Drive to FCA
    Continental is supplying its 48-volt Eco Drive to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for its eTorque mild-hybrid system, the company announced in a press release on 16 January. The new eTorque mild-hybrid system with Continental’s 48-volt Eco Drive has been equipped in Chrysler’ Jeep Wrangler SUV f...
    Continental announces preliminary key figures for FY 2018; sales up 1% y/y
    German automotive supplier Continental has released preliminary key figures for the financial year 2018 ended 31 December. According to a company press release on 14 January, sales grew 1% year-on-year (y/y) to EUR44.4 billion (USD50.8 billion). Adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation and...
    Continental collaborates with Germany-based start-up AAI for automated driving
    Continental is collaborating with Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI), a German start-up that develops artificial intelligence (AI)-based simulation software, Continental said in a press release on 9 January. Continental is leveraging AAI’s virtual simulation to accelerate development of adva...
    14-Jan-2019 News New Products
    Continental adds new assembly line at Indian plant to produce airbag control units
    Continental Technology has added a new assembly line at its ‘Central Electronics Plant’ in Bangalore (India) to manufacture airbag control units (ACUs) Autocar Professional reported on 10 January. Continental’s ACU is designed on a modular safety platform called SPEED (Safety Platform for Effi...
    11-Jan-2019 News Investments
    Electronics component consolidation on the rise
    The automotive industry is facing immense pressure from end users for more features at lower costs. This has created an opportunity for industry players to innovate and change the electronic architectural design in several areas of the vehicle. Modern cars consist of several electronic control un...
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