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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    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...
    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...
    OSRAM Continental presents smart digital HD headlamp system at Continental TechShow 2019 in Germany
    OSRAM Continental is demonstrating an innovative HD headlight system at the Continental TechShow 2019 in Hanover, Germany, according to a company press release on 2 July. The new system features a high-resolution LED module and laser technology along with powerful digital components, offering improv...
    03-Jul-2019 News New Products
    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
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