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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Continental demonstrates its new fully autonomous vehicle in Romania
    Continental has demonstrated a fully autonomous vehicle for the first time in Romania at the debate “Smart & Sustainable Urban Mobility powered by Continental” in Timisoara, held on 23 June 2022, according to an official press release on 23 June 2022. The company is certain that these ele...
    27-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6, WinterContact TS 850 P tires to Mercedes-Benz EQB EV
    Continental has announced that the company is supplying the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB with 19” EcoContact 6 and ex-factory: the WinterContact TS 850 P tires, according to a press release by the German tiremaker on 23 June. Continental reduced the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 1...
    Can new chassis technologies and materials help OEMs meet future emission standards?
    While countries such as the US, Japan, and mainland China have been enforcing fuel economy standards for over a decade to drive down domestic fuel consumption levels, concerns over climate change and continuously rising global average temperatures have led governments around the world to redouble ef...
    Continental unveils sustainable Benova Eco Protect material for vehicle interiors
    Continental has unveiled its premium surface material Benova Eco Protect for sustainable vehicle interiors, according to a press release published by the German supplier on 2 June. The material is currently manufactured at Continental’s German facility and is expected to be made available at its W...
    06-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Continental supplies EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX tires as OE to Kia Niro
    Continental has announced that it is supplying EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX to the all-electric Kia Niro, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model variants, according to a press release published by Continental on 2 June. According to press release, in Europe, the Middle East ...
    Fallout of the Ukraine crisis on tire production and material supply chains
    On 24 February 2022, Russian forces initiated military operations in neighboring Ukraine, provoking a massive international geopolitical response aimed at financially isolating the country’s economy from the rest of the world. Western governments have since initiated wide-ranging sanctions that ha...
    Continental introduces new sensors to protect EV batteries, monitor temperatures
    Continental has announced two new sensors for electrified vehicles, the Current Sensor Module (CSM) and the Battery Impact Detection (BID) system designed for electromobility to support road safety and electrification, according to an official press release on 24 May 2022. Both new systems emphas...
    25-May-2022 News New Products
    Nexteer, Continental expand brake steering technology partnership with new software functions
    CNXMotion, the joint venture between Continental and Nexteer has further expanded its Brake-to-Steer (BtS) technology with two new software functions that provide backup safety layers for all variants of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Steer-by-Wire (SbW) systems and across all SAE levels of drivi...
    Continental supplies PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE to Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Continental has announced that it is supplying Mercedes-Benz C-Class with PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tires as OE, according to a press release published by the German supplier on 19 May. Both PremiumContact 6 18” and EcoContact 6 17″ tires have been granted original equipment approval. ...
    Continental’s Q1 revenue rises 8.2% y/y to USD9.79 billion
    Continental posted an 8.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in first quarter revenue to EUR9.28 billion (USD9.79 billion), according to a press filing on 11 May. Net income fell to EUR245.4 million from EUR447.6 million a year earlier. Research and Development expenses for the quarter was EUR771.2 millio...
    Continental unveils new in-vehicle Switchable Privacy Display
    Continental has developed a new in-vehicle Switchable Privacy Display, it said in a press release on 26 April. The screen allows dynamic display of vehicle information, either in a private or public mode. Using the display, front passengers will be able to use multimedia content without distracting ...
    26-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Continental warns of lasting consequences on production, supply chains, demand
    German automotive supplier Continental AG has warned that the geopolitical uncertainties including the ongoing Russia–Ukraine conflict could result in lasting consequences for global production, supply chains and the demand for automobiles, the company said in a statement on 21 April 2022. Contine...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Continental resumes tire production at Kaluga plant, Russia
    Continental has resumed production of passenger car tires at its Kaluga plant in Russia to protect local workers who could otherwise face criminal charges, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on 19 March. Employees and managers in Russia face severe criminal consequences should they refrain f...
    Automotive applications for ultra-wideband wireless technology set to expand in the coming five years
    UWB is a short-range wireless communication system that employs radio waves, similar to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. UWB can enable the very accurate measurement of time of flight (ToF) of the radio signal, leading to centimeter accuracy of distance and location calculations. In the United States, the Federa...
    Continental supplies tires for NIO ET7 electric sedan
    Continental announced via press release on 7 April that it will be supplying 19 and 20” EcoContact 6 premium tires as OE to the all-electric Nio ET7 sedan for the Chinese market. The EcoContact 6 is designed to deliver high energy efficiency and mileage as well as very good handling and excelle...
    Continental’s new plant in India to focus on surface materials for car interiors
    Technology company Continental has inaugurated a new INR2.0 billion (USD26.43 million) greenfield plant in Pune, India, to produce premium surface materials for car interiors, including electric vehicles (EVs), for the domestic and export markets, The Economic Times reported on 7 April. ...
    08-Apr-2022 News Investments
    Continental launches volume production of tires made from recycled PET bottles
    Continental has launched volume production tires made from recycled polyester yarn obtained from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, according to a press release published by Continental on 5 April. The new material initially will be available in selected sizes for Continental’s P...
    Continental secures business for V-shaped in-vehicle display worth over USD1.1 billion
    Continental has announced that the company has won a sizeable series order for V-shaped in-vehicle displays worth over USD1.1 billion from an Asian vehicle manufacturer for integration into multiple car lines, according to a press release published by the German supplier on 4 April. The V-shape i...
    Continental plans to invest USD83.52 million in expanding ADAS, autonomous driving capabilities
    Continental has announced that the company is going to invest USD83.52 million in expanding its development sites for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving capabilities in Germany, according to an official press release on 30 March 2022. The company is going to expand its ...
    31-Mar-2022 News Investments
    How the new NHTSA ruling for autonomous cars impacts the wider chassis systems market
    On 10 March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency that develops and enforces the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations relevant to vehicles sold in the United States, updated the 200-series occupant protection standards to account for autonomous...
    Continental collaborates with Jacobs University on automotive 6G technology
    Jacobs University has announced that the institute is working on a joint project with tier-1 supplier Continental on researching the future applications of 6G for automotive connectivity and autonomous driving, a press release on 22 March read. The project is expected to initially run for three year...
    Continental partners with Pyrum Innovations to optimize end-of-life tire recycling
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via a press release on 14 March that it had signed a development agreement with recycling technology company Pyrum Innovations to further optimize and expand the recycling of end-of-life tires through pyrolysis, a process that involves the thermal degra...
    Continental AG reports 2021 consolidated sales at USD37.15 billion, up 6% y/y
    Global supplier of automotive technologies, Continental AG has reported a consolidated sales of EUR33.8 billion (USD37.15 billion) in fiscal year (FY) 2021, up 6% year on year (y/y), the company said on 9 March 2022.  Continental’s consolidated sales in FY 2020 stood at EUR31.9 billion. The G...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Continental suspends tire manufacturing in Russia, working on shifting production
    Continental has halted production at its factory in Kaluga, Russia, and is working on identifying other facilities where it can increase production to compensate its loss from the Russian plant, according to a press release published by Reuters on 9 March. The Kaluga plant produces and manufact...
    Continental unveils new in-vehicle display
    Continental has developed a new in-vehicle display with dynamic view of vehicle information, it said in a press release on 3 March. This will allow front passengers to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver. Continental says that less ...
    04-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Continental develops Level 3 automated driving solution capable of calculating high speed manoeuvres
    Continental’s innovative Level 3 automated driving suite ‘Driving Planner’ allows complex driving manoeuvres up to 130 km/h. According to a press release by Autocar Professional on 7 February. The statement also said that the second phase of the software development has been completed and...
    08-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Land Rover selects Continental’s CrossContact RX for Defender
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 31 January that all Land Rover Defender models will now be equipped with its 19- and 22-inch CrossContact RX crossover tires. According to the press release, the CrossContact RX, developed specifically for crossover and sport uti...
    Kia selects Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX for new EV6
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 20 January that its premium tires PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX had been chosen by Korean automaker Kia as original equipment (OE) on its new EV6 model. According to the press release, the PremiumContact 6 delivers low-rol...
    Continental partners startup Volterio to jointly develop fully automatic EV charging robot
    Global automotive component supplier Continental AG has teamed up with startup Volterio to jointly design and develop a fully automatic electric vehicle (EV) charging robot, the company said on 26 January. Continental’s development and production service provider Continental Engineering Service...
    Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer features in the BMW iX
    Continental has announced that it will supply BMW with intuitive and attractive user experience for its new iX model, according to a company press release on 24 January. The electric vehicle (EV) will integrate Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer (HPC). The HPC manages software comp...
    Continental introduces new UltraContact tire for high service life applications
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 13 January the release of its UltraContact summer tire for high service life applications. According to the press release, the tire provides a long service performance thanks to its following features: The tire’s Yel...
    25-Jan-2022 News New Products
    The braking system industry in 2022 – Level 3 autonomy and beyond
    In the early 2010s, with the launch of the very first “driving assistance” systems, automakers began to rely on the braking system’s electronic stability control (ESC) unit, originally designed to improve driving stability, to decelerate the vehicle without driver input, in emergencies. Since ...
    Continental to track natural rubber supply chain with HaveaConnect platform
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via a press release on 14 December that it will start handling part of its purchasing of natural rubber through digital trading platform HaveaConnect with immediate effect. According to the release, the platform will provide the tire maker trans...
    Volvo selects Continental PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 for Polestar 2
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 20 December 2021 that its PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 had been approved as OE by Volvo for the new Polestar 2. According to the press release, the tires will be supplied in size 245/40 R20, be approved for speeds of ...
    Continental launches new 16-inch tire for delivery vans
    German parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 14 December its new VanContact A/S Ultra tire for delivery vans. According to the press release, the new tire will be initially produced in four sizes in a diameter of 16 inches and will be designed for installation on vehi...
    29-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Continental Automotive India’s Bengaluru plant produces 1 million ACUs annually
    Continental's Bangalore plant reached a milestone of producing 1 million airbag control units (ACUs) in a single calendar year, according to a press release dated 16 December. In 2016, the company began producing ACUs in its Bangalore plant. To meet the growing market demand, the company added addit...
    Continental’s in-house LED driver chip to be mass-produced in 2021 targeting European and independent brands
    Continental’s self-developed light-emitting diode (LED) driver chips, CELSIUS degrees Celsius, was introduced to enhance new generation automotive lighting control technology, the company said in a press release by LEDinside. The new chip is catering to the needs of future automotive lighting incl...
    27-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Geopolitical tensions between mainland China and Lithuania threaten automotive supply chains
    News agency Reuters reported on 17 December that the mainland Chinese government is allegedly pressuring German car parts manufacturer Continental to stop using components made in Lithuania. According to the press release, the diplomatic tension between the two states is allegedly a consequence o...
    Ford recalls Bronco Sports and Escapes over faulty rear-brake-lining issue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report 21V-922 submitted on 23 November, Detroit automaker Ford Motors is recalling 114,996 vehicles, specifically model year (MY) 21 and MY 22 Bronco Sport and Escape models, over a faulty rear-brake-lining issue....
    23-Dec-2021 News Recalls
    CES 2022: Continental to display advanced mobility solutions
    Continental will be showcasing multiple mobility technologies at CES 2022 at Las Vegas next month, it said in a press release on 16 December. The supplier will demonstrate products and services including server-based vehicle architecture and automated driving capabilities. Continental will...
    Continental appoints Katja Dürrfeld as CFO
    Continental has appointed Katja Dürrfeld as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, it said in a press release on 14 December. Dürrfeld succeeds Nikolai Setzer, who assumed the role within the executive board on an interim basis. Dürrfeld will be responsible for group finance, cont...
    Continental acquires stake in software specialist Apex.AI
    According to a Business Wire press release dated 14 December, Continental has joined as a strategic investor in Apex.AI, a German-US software specialist. In doing so, the technology company emphasizes the critical importance of intelligent software applications for future vehicle generations. Contin...
    Continental to supply eHorizon platform to a major OEM
    According to an official press release dated 9 December, Continental will supply two services from its eHorizon platform to a major OEM, equipping several million cars over the next few years. The first service, "Maps on Demand" (MoD), will be available in 2022, and the second, "Intelligent Speed...
    Continental develops new bearing compounds for EV motor mounts
    German auto parts company Continental announced via press release on 25 October that it had developed new elastomer bearing elements for the passenger and commercial electric vehicle (EV) market. According to the press release, Continental’s new elastomer compounds designed, to be applied ...
    09-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Iteris partners with Continental to develop V2X-based detection solution for smart mobility
    Iteris has partnered with Continental to launch Vantage Fusion, a hybrid traffic detection system that enables vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications and advanced intersection visualization, a press release on 7 December read. Vantage Fusion provides critical infrastructure data through V2X commun...
    Jaguar chooses Continental’s PremiumContact 6 tires for its all-electric I-PACE
    Continental’s PremiumContact 6 tires will power the Jaguar’ all-electric I-PACE, the company announced in a press release on 6 December. The tires will serve as original equipment fix for the I-PACE. Significance: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will feature Continental’s 22‑inch PremiumContact 6...
    ITS America 2021: Continental to display automotive technologies
    Continental will display automotive technology innovations at the ITS America 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina, it said in a press release on 2 December. Among the technologies to be displayed by Continental is its Wrong Way Driver system, which warns at-risk drivers about vehicles traveling the wr...
    Continental wins business for vehicle high-performance computer in China
    Continental has received its first series order for an in-vehicle high-performance computer (HPC) from a major Chinese vehicle manufacturer, according to an official press release dated 2 December. The solution will first be introduced in the manufacturer's electric vehicle platform in 2023, and wil...
    Maserati selects Continental’s SportContact 7 for its Levante and Quattroporte models
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 18 November that Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati had selected its SportContact 7 for OE fitment on the Levante and Quattroporte models. According to head of tire development for Continental's original equipment busi...
    Continental reports third quarter 2021 financial results
    Continental reported sales of EUR8.0 billion (USD9.08 billion) for the third quarter of 2021 with a year-on-year (y/y) decline of 7.4% from EUR8.7 billion for the same period in the previous year, the company said in a press release on 10 November. Operating income increased to EUR657.2 mi...
    Continental presents MK C2 brake systems
    Continental has specifically developed its pioneering generation of the electrohydraulic brake system MK C1, according to an official press release dated 16 November. While it has greater availability and performance, the MK C2 is smaller and lighter, making it much easier to integrate into smaller ...
    16-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Continental to roll out DSRC-RP module all over Europe
    Continental has developed a dedicated short-range communications (DSRC-RP) remote sensing device that is said to improve control of tachograph infringements by respective authorities as well as to facilitate random roadside inspections on certain vehicles, the company announced in a press relea...
    Continental gets order worth around USD1 billion for in-vehicle OLED displays
    Continental has announced that it has received its first major order for organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays in a production vehicle from a global automaker, with a total order value of around EUR1 billion (USD1.16 billion), according to a company press release on 9 November. The mu...
    Continental develops intelligent software for automated driving
    Continental develops a solution for highly automated driving, according to an official press release dated 4 November. This intelligent software enables complex driving maneuvers to be done autonomously. The Next Generation Driving Planner is a cutting-edge software solution that allows for hig...
    How the upcoming ESC regulation will revolutionize the Indian driving assistance system market
    The importance of active safety systems in India came into focus in 2020 when consultancy Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) published a report that outlined the costs and benefits of electronic stability control (ESC) systems in G20 countries. While final dates have not been officially announced y...
    AMG selects Continental SportContact 6 for GT 63 S E Performance
    German tire manufacturer Continental AG announced via press release on 12 October that its high-performance SportContact 6 summer tires had been selected for OE fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. According to the press release, Continental developed the selected tire spec...
    Continental develops cabin sensing technology for enhanced design and future safety standards
    Continental has developed an integrated solution for interior sensor technology to increase vehicle comfort, it said in a press release on 13 October. The radar sensor technology combines years of know-how expertise on wide areas of interior cameras for human-machine interaction. The system opera...
    14-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental to present collision warning system at ITS World Congress
    Continental AG (Continental) announced in an official press release dated 4 October that it will present a collision warning system at the ITS World Congress 2021. The system, which is being further developed in collaboration with Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Vitronic Dr. Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitu...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Continental, Horizon Robotics form JV to develop ADAS solutions
    Continental has announced that it has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Horizon Robotics to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solutions, according to a company press release on 29 September. Continental will be the majority shareholder. The JV is expect...
    HUBER+SUHNER supplies radar antennas to tier-1 automotive supplier
    According to an official press release dated 30 September, HUBER+SUHNER is supplying radar antennas to Continental from series production. Antennas that contribute significantly to next-generation radar applications are included in the scope of supply. HUBER+SUHNER will begin serial production of...
    Continental restructures business verticals, calls it market-oriented realignment
    German automotive component manufacturer Continental AG announced on 30 September that its Supervisory Board has approved the Group’s restructuring with a focus on market developments and customer requirements. “The Executive Board decided on the organizational changes in September 2021 in vi...
    VW America recalls MY 2021 Audi E-TRON models over Continental brake booster issue
    According to NHTSA Safety Recall Report 21V-707 submitted on 13 September, automaker Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain model year (MY) 2020–21 Audi E-TRON Quattros to address a Continental electric brake booster manufacturing issue. According to the report, the manufacturing...
    28-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Continental to supply OE tires for Porsche Taycan
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 24 September that its PremiumContact 6 summer tires, ProContact RX all-season tires and WinterContact TS 860 S winter tires were selected for original equipment application in the Porsche Taycan. According to the press relea...
    Continental partners with Security Matters to track natural rubber supply chain
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 17 September that it was partnering with Australian-based blockchain technology company Security Matters (SMX) to develop and test a special marker technology for natural rubber. According to the press release, the special marker...
    Continental launches SportContact 7 tires for performance cars
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 8 September that it had released the 7th generation of its SportContact tire and that it would be available in the autumn of this year. According to the press release, a total of 42 articles will be available thi...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental unveils new Greenconcept tire
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced in a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its Greenconcept sustainable tire at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, roughly 52% of the new Greenconcept tire is made ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental to develop virtual co-pilot eTravel.Companion
    Continental has announced that it is developing an in-vehicle virtual travel assistant called eTravel.Companion, according to an official press release on 3 September. The eTravel.Companion is an intelligent system that informs the car user like an interactive radio station on recommendations for fr...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental's sensIC project integrates printed electronics into rubber
    German automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced on 2 September that it had initiated research project sensIC at the Center for Functional Printing Technologies in Freiburg, Germany, toward integrating rubber components with sensor technology. According to the company’s press rel...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Continental to present intelligent solutions at IAA Mobility 2021
    Continental AG announced in an official press release dated 1 September that it will present intelligent solutions for the safe and sustainable mobility of people and and the transport of goods at IAA Mobility 2021. Continental will highlight the most recent trends and developments in self-d...
    IAA Mobility 2021: Continental to showcase advanced UX and server-based vehicle architecture
    Continental will showcase various vehicle technologies at the IAA Mobility 2021, it said in a press release on 2 September. Application examples range from vehicle access to acoustic, display and surface solutions. In the area of future mobile interiors, Continental will showcase the AMBIENC3 con...
    Continental appoints Hans-Jorg Feigel as head of strategy and future solutions
    German automotive component major Continental has appointed Hans-Jörg Feigel as head of strategy and future solutions for autonomous mobility and safety (AMS) business vertical, the company said in a press release on 31 August. Feigel, 62, who takes over his new role with effect from 1 September...
    Continental develops new functions for occupant protection
    Continental AG announced in an official press release dated August 26 that it has produced over 350 million airbag control units (ACUs) and is developing new functions to further optimise the protective effect of airbags in automobiles. Jochen Zimmermann, Head of Research & Development for Oc...
    31-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental develops EcoContact 6 tires with reduced rolling resistance
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has developed a new tire with reduced rolling resistance. According to a press release issued by Continental on 12 August, the company’s EcoContact 6 summer tire, which was designed for Ford, has surpassed the EU Tire Label’s “Cla...
    16-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental to focus on automated driving
    According to a press release issued by Continental Mobility on 11 August, driver assistance systems and automated driving are gaining popularity worldwide. People in China and Japan, in particular, are already open to the benefits of automated driving, whereas people in Germany, France, and the Unit...
    Continental reduces its 2021 vehicle production outlook due to chip shortage
    According to a press release on Reuters dated 5 August, German automotive supplier Continental AG cut its growth forecast for passenger and light commercial vehicle production in 2021  due to a chip supply crunch that it expects to last the entire year. Continental reduced its forecast for prod...
    Continental sees EVs driving demand for sustainable interior materials
    German global automotive supplier of critical components and technologies Continental said in a press release on 5 August that zero-emission vehicles are already driving the demand for its innovative surface materials for interior systems and upholstery. According to Dirk Leiß, wh...
    06-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Continental’s Q2 2021 consolidated sales climb 49.7% y/y to USD11.73 billion
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier Continental has published its financial results for the second quarter of the 2021 fiscal year (FY). According to a press release issued by Continental on 5 August, the company posted a consolidated sales figure of EUR9.91 billion (a...
    Continental acquires stake in German software startup Kopernikus Automotive
    Continental, a technology company, is investing in Leipzig-based startup Kopernikus Automotive with a minority stake, according to an official press release dated 3 August. The two companies have agreed not to reveal the amount of their investment. Kopernikus, a specialist in autonomous driving tech...
    Continental’s orders for high-performance computers for connectivity amount to nearly USD5.9 billion
    Continental has announced that it has orders for high-performance computers for vehicle cockpit, data management and vehicle connectivity, driving safety and dynamics, or automated driving with a turnover of around EUR5 billion (approximately USD5.9 billion) in the books, according to its press rele...
    Continental AG to integrate AEye's long-range lidar in a full-stack autonomous driving solution
    According to a press release published on Business Wire on 14 July, AEye announced that it had reached an agreement with tier-1 supplier Continental AG to supply its long-range lidar perception sensor, which will be bundled into a full-stack autonomous driving solution. The solution, which is bas...
    Continental opens new development center for software and systems in China
    Continental has announced the opening of a new development center for software and systems in Chongqing, mainland China, according to a company press release on 9 July. The center is expected to strengthen Continental’s expertise software and system development for modern vehicle concepts. “W...
    Continental appoints Gilles Mabire as CTO of Automotive Technologies
    Continental has appointed Gilles Mabire as the chief technology officer (CTO) of its Automotive Technologies group sector, the company said in a press release on 23 June. He is set to take up his role latest by 1 January 2022. Mabire will replace Dirk Abendroth, who is leaving the company by the end...
    Continental uses supercomputing to research tire and road wear particles
    Continental, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France have received a grant worth 43 million core hours of supercomputer time for their joint basic research project, which aims to drive fundamental understanding of tire and road wear particles. Ac...
    29-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Continental supplies PremiumContact 6 tire for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    Continental is supplying original equipment tire, PremiumContact 6, for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, according to a press release on 24 June. The PremiumContact 6 is specifically geared for sporty and comfortable driving, but at the same time is able to increase the range of electric vehicles (EVs) than...
    Continental building USD110 million ADAS plant in Texas, US
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier Continental has announced that it is advancing construction on a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas, United States. According to a press release issued by Continental on 17 June, this new facility will manufactur...
    18-Jun-2021 News Investments
    Elektrobit partners with Continental to offer in-vehicle integration of Alexa Custom Assistant
    Elektrobit has partnered with Continental to produce in-vehicle integration of Alexa Custom Assistant, it said in a press release on 15 June. The solution allows automakers access Alexa’s advanced AI to create their own branded, intelligent assistants. The Alexa Custom Assistant enables custom ...
    Continental partners with Deutsche Telekom to develop collision warning system
    Continental has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to develop a collision warning system, it said in a press release on 2 June. The system warns driver of collisions with cyclists and other vulnerable road users such as scooter riders and pedestrians. The solution calculates the paths taken by cars and...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Continental, Censtar partner to offer hose solutions for hydrogen refueling stations in mainland China
    Continental and Chinese hydrogen specialist Censtar H2-Electricity Science & Technology entered an agreement to expand their strategic cooperation for the mainland Chinese market. According to a company press release on 1 June, the signed agreement is aimed at developing dispensing hose solution...
    Continental receives order for in-vehicle display from global OEM
    Continental has received a major order from a global OEM for in-vehicle display that extends across the entire width of the cockpit, according to a company press release on 27 May. Volume production is expected to begin by 2024. The solution makes the display the central visual interface betwee...
    Israeli startup TriEye collaborates with Continental Engineering Services for DMS
    TriEye, a developer of mass-market Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) sensor, has collaborated with Continental Engineering Services (CES), an engineering and production partner for automotive and industry customers, Israeli startup announced in a press release on 19 May. The collaboration will focus on the...
    Startup CU-BX partners with Continental for occupant health and well-being detection
    CU-BX has entered into a technology partnership with Continental, under which the companies to develop and optimize automotive cabin sensing offerings. According to a press release dated 18 May, Continental's Cabin Sensing systems' gesture-based information combined with CU-BX's bio-parameter-based ...
    19-May-2021 News New Products
    Powertrain company spin-offs driven by global shift to electrification
    The past few years have already seen intense competition and innovation in the automotive powertrain sector magnifying several times over due to challenging market conditions, ever stricter regulatory and environmental policies, and the disruptions in the form of electrification and new players ente...
    Continental Q1 2021 sales rise 3.5% y/y to USD12.38 billion
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has published its financial results for the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year. In a press release issued by Continental on 6 May, the company announced that it registered sales of EUR10.26 billion (approximately USD12.38 bill...
    OSRAM Continental joins forces with REHAU
    OSRAM Continental has joined forces with REHAU to drive forward the fusion of automotive exterior components with light, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 3 May. The partners have developed concepts and prototypes that are currently being presented to OEMs. “Automobiles are o...
    Continental supplies essential technologies for the Volkswagen ID.4
    Continental has supplied multiple essential technologies for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric vehicle (EV), according to a 28 April press release. Continental has supplied software and central computer architecture, brakes, and thermal management, for example for cooling the batteries. Continental also ...
    Continental to shut Aachen, Germany tire plant by end of 2022
    Continental has announced plans to shut its tire plant in Aachen, Germany, by end of 2022. According to a company press release on 27 April 2021, in a reconciliation of interests and comprehensive social plan, Continental and the employee representatives of the tire plant in Aachen have agreed on th...
    Continental, Iteris collaborate on intelligent infrastructure for safer, more efficient roadways
    Continental and Iteris, Inc., the smart mobility infrastructure management leader, announced a collaboration agreement on the company website dated 27 April to explore intelligent infrastructure solutions for communities across North America. “Smart mobility is in our DNA at Continental, a...
    Are we ready for light projection technology in and around a vehicle?
    Light projection can be used to transform a vehicle and its surroundings. Not only does light have the ability to increase safety and functionality but it also offers manufacturers the ability to differentiate their vehicles with lighting design and create cus...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Continental to showcase software and sensor technologies
    Continental is set to showcase new automotive software and sensor technologies at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the tier-1 supplier said in a press release on 21 April. The demonstrations range from high-tech radar sensors, high-performance computers as central control units in the vehicle, and data commu...
    22-Apr-2021 News New Products
    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
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