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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    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 AI-based automated parking specialist, 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
    Continental, Amazon Web Services to launch platform for automotive software
    Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to work together on automotive software, Continental announced in a press release on 15 April 2021. Under the long-term collaboration, AWS is serving as the preferred cloud provider. Under the collaboration, Continental is providing the mobili...
    16-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Continental to test tires in dynamic driving simulator
    Continental is investing in a state-of-the-art dynamic driving simulator to develop its premium tires for the original equipment (OE) business more efficiently, sustainably, and precisely in line with customer requirements in the future, the German supplier announced in a press release on 7 April 20...
    Continental to expand production operations in Timișoara, Romania
    Germany-based Continental has purchased a new building in Timișoara, Romania to expand operations in the country. According to a company press release on 7 April 2021, the new building includes the production hall and offices located on Otto Rudolf Street, in the Freidorf Timișoara Industrial Park...
    08-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Continental Engineering Services expands presence in Europe with three new facilities
    Continental Engineering Services (CES), a subsidiary of Germany-based automotive supplier Continental, has announced plans to establish three new sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy, the company said in a press release on 18 March. The company’s new facility in Burgess Hill, the UK, wi...
    23-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental to make Autonomous Mobility independent business area in 2022
    Continental has announced an organizational realignment of its business with systems for advanced driver assistance and automated driving, elevating it into an independent business area from 1 January 2020, the company said in a press release on 16 March. The independent business area, to be called ...
    Vitesco Technologies moves into new regional headquarters in Shanghai
    Vitesco Technologies, a global supplier of modern powertrain technologies and electrification solutions, announced new regional headquarters located in Shanghai, mainland China, according to a company press release on 10 March 2021. Nearly 450 employees recently moved into their new, 6,000-square-me...
    Continental plans to invest USD178 million in Romania in 2021
    Continental invested EUR150 million (USD178 million) in Romania in 2020, SeeNews reported the company saying in a statement on 11 March. The German supplier will invest similar amount at its manufacturing facilities and research and development (R&D) centers in 2021.   Significance: All ...
    12-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental’s FY 2020 sales declines 15.3% y/y to USD46.3 billion
    Continental has reported a 15.3% year-on-year (y/y) decline in sales to EUR37.7 billion (USD46.3 billion) for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, the German car parts supplier said in a press release on 9 March 2021. The company posted minus EBIT of EUR718.1 million, compared with minus EBIT of ...
    Continental inaugurates new plant in Serbia
    German auto parts manufacturer Continental has inaugurated its new plant in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia, according to a press release on the official website of Republic of Serbia on 7 March. The company invested EUR140 million (USD166 million) in car electronics factory in Novi Sad. The plant will...
    09-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental outlines new strategy for hose and line business
    German technology company Continental has announced a new strategy for its hose and line business, according to a company press release on 3 March 2021. The new strategy revolves around two primary objectives: “On the one hand, we are more strongly targeting eMobility as a major growth market. On ...
    Continental to invest USD72.4 million in expanding Mexican brake parts plant
    German automotive parts maker Continental will invest around EUR60 million (about USD72.4 million) to expand its brake parts plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, according to a Reuters report on 1 March. The company will manufacture brake parts in the 20,000 square meters of new pr...
    02-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Vitesco commences production at electronics and transmission sensor technology plant in Hungary
    Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has commenced production at its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, after two years of construction, according to a company press release on 26 February 2021. The plant, spanning around 7,000-square-meters of area, manufactures electronics, and tr...
    01-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Continental recalls around 94,000 passenger vehicle and light truck tires in US
    Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 94,000 Continental, General, and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires, according to a press release on 25 February. The affected tires were produced at the company’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant and sold to vehicle manufactu...
    01-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Continental picks minority stake in AI-chip startup Recogni
    Germany-based Continental has acquired a minority stake in the German-US startup Recogni, according to a company press release on 23 February 2021. Recogni is working on a new chip architecture for object recognition in real-time based on artificial intelligence (AI). The processors of the future ar...
    Continental appoints Jean-Francois Tarabbia as new head of Connected Car Networking
    Continental has appointed Jean-François Tarabbia as head of its Connected Car Networking (CCN) business unit within the Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) business area, according to a company press release on 20 January 2021. The appointment is effective 1 January 2021. Tarabbia succeeds Joh...
    Continental Mobility Study 2020 highlights growing reliability in automated driving
    The Continental Mobility Study 2020 highlights several interesting mobility trends for the US market, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 14 January. The latest edition of study found that about 46% of respondents favor use of latest technology in their vehicles, while 3...
    Continental to open Serbian plant in March 2021
    German car parts manufacturer Continental plans to open a new a EUR140 million (USD171 million) plant in Serbia in March 2021, according to a press release on the website of the Vojvodina province government on 13 January Serbia. The new plant in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia will produce car electro...
    18-Jan-2021 News Investments
    HERE, Leia, and Continental partner on 3D maps for vehicles
    Continental, HERE Technologies, a provider of location data and technology platform, and Leia Inc., a provider of Lightfield hardware and content services, have partnered to bring 3D maps and navigation onto Lightfield displays for automotive OEMs, HERE said in a press release on 12 January. The ...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    ABS and ESC fitment to be driven by emerging markets and affordable vehicle segments
    Having a high safety ranking is a unique value proposition (UVP) for any carmaker, coupled with the fact that safety norms worldwide are becoming increasingly stringent, and the number of vehicles on the roads are increasing globally at very high rates, the requirement to improve overall vehicular s...
    Continental secures order from Hyundai in India for digital instrument cluster
    Continental has secured an order to supply digital instrument clusters to Hyundai Motor India for its Venue and Verna models, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 21 December. To fulfil this order, Continental has expanded its production and development capabilities at its manufactu...
    Continental present realigned strategy; aims mid-term organic growth of 5–8%
    Continental presented its realigned strategy as parts of its virtual ‘Capital Market Days 2020,’ held between 8 to 16 December 2020, the company said in a press release. As part of the realigned strategy, the Germany based supplier aims to achieve annual organic growth of around 5 to 8% on avera...
    Semiconductor supply constraints expected to resolve by second half of fiscal year 2021
    With demand falling for most part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carmakers and tier-1 suppliers have reduced their inventory. Automotive semiconductor vendors have canceled orders to external foundries, while internal capacity was halted or slowed either intentionally or as a result of reduce...
    Continental demonstrates real-time tire tread depth monitoring in SHARE NOW’s EV fleet in Denmark
    Continental has demonstrated tire tread depth monitoring in a pilot with SHARE NOW’s electric vehicles (EV) in Denmark, according to a company press release on 10 December. The pilot was carried out in cooperation with Traffilog. Continental connected information of tire sensors and telemetry d...
    Nexteer and Continental JV CNXMotion develops brake-to-steer technology
    CNXMotion, the joint venture between Continental and Nexteer, has developed a new brake-to-steer technology. According to a press release issued by Nexteer on 2 December, the company stated that the new technology will provide an additional layer of directional control for highly automated and auton...
    Continental expands plastics expertise at tech centers in Germany
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be expanding its plastics expertise at three specialist tech centers located in Hamburg, Kohren-Sahlis, and Hann. Münden. According to a press release issued by Continental on 16 November, this will re...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Continental appoints Nikolai Setzer as new CEO
    Continental has appointed Nikolai Setzer as its new CEO and executive board chairman, effective 1 December, the company has announced in a press release on 12 November. The appointment will be effective until March 2024. He succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart who is stepping down from his position for heal...
    Continental’s Q3 sales declines 7.3% y/y to USD12.1 billion
    Continental’s sales declined 7.3% year over year (y/y) to EUR10.3 billion in the third quarter ended 30 September 2020, the company said in a press release on 11 November. Sales, prior to changes in the scope of consolidation and exchange-rate effects, were down 2.7% y/y. Despite the decline in sa...
    Continental recalls approximately 12,000 tires in US over air loss or belt edge separation issue
    Continental has announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 12,000 Continental and General brand passenger vehicle tires in the United States that were sold to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket, according to a press release on 5 November. Significance: According to the co...
    06-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Continental CEO Degenhart to step down effective 30 November 2020
    Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart will resign from his position effective 30 November 2020, citing health reasons, according to a company press release on 29 October 2020. He has asked the supervisory board to accept the early termination of his executive board directorship and his contract, which...
    Continental picks minority stake in lidar startup AEye
    Continental has invested in AEye to pick a minority equity stake, the company said in a press release on 27 October. AEye, a US-based startup, has developed a long-range lidar technology that combines an amplifiable 1,550-mm laser with microelectromechanical system (MEMS) scanner. The lidar can...
    28-Oct-2020 News Investments
    Continental mulls divesting its turbocharger business
    Continental is mulling to sell its turbocharger business as part of its ongoing restructuring program, Bloomberg reported on 22 October. Continental is reportedly in talks with prospective buyers. Significance: In 2019, Continental announced a long-term restructuring program "Transformation 2019...
    Continental set up ‘Center of Competence’ for vehicle networking and information
    Continental has set up a ‘Center of Competence’ for Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI) key projects, the German supplier announced in a press release on 21 October 2020.The VNI business area develops solutions and services for networking vehicles with drivers and passengers, other vehicles...
    22-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Continental develops synthetic modular coupling for automotive thermal management
    Continental and system supplier aft automotive’s joint venture (JV), JoinPlas, has won the Materialica Design + Technology Award for its synthetic modular coupling system for thermal management in vehicles. According to a press release issued by Continental on 21 October, the company stated that t...
    Continental supplies connectivity, safety, and thermal management solutions for Volkswagen ID.3
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it will be providing various technologies for Volkswagen’s electric hatchback, the ID.3. According to a press release issued by Continental on 7 October, the company stated that the new Volkswagen ID.3 is bei...
    Elektrobit, Unity Technology collaborate on automotive HMIs
    Elektrobit has announced a collaboration with Unity Technology to streamline the process to design and develop automotive human-machine interfaces (HMIs), the company said in a press release on 5 October. The collaboration leverages the power of Elektrobit’s EB Guide HMI development toolchain and ...
    06-Oct-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental develops plastic-made partition panel for passenger car interiors
    German auto parts supplier Continental has developed a partition panel made of plastic film for passenger car interiors that protects drivers and passengers against COVID-19 during transport, according to a company press release on 28 September 2020. The partition panel can be easily installed betwe...
    05-Oct-2020 News COVID-19
    Continental’s supervisory board approves restructuring plan
    The Supervisory Board of Germany-based automotive parts and systems manufacturer, Continental, has approved the restructuring measures at the locations in Aachen, Karben, and Regensburg, as well as the termination of the joint venture with Osram. According to a press statement issued by Continent...
    Continental, Xilinx collaborate on production-ready 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving
    Continental and Xilinx have joined forces to develop 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving, the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The collaboration will see Xilinx power Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 with its Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSOC platform ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Osram agree to dissolve automotive lighting JV
    Continental has decided to repatriate the joint venture (JV) with Osram, according to a Continental press release on 23 September. The two companies plan to dissolve their 50:50 JV for intelligent automotive lighting systems ‘Osram Continental’, which was founded in 2018. The two companies are c...
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    Elektrobit shows computing software for automated driving at Automotive Testing Expo China 2020
    Elektrobit is showcasing its latest technologies for automated driving testing and validation as well as its software platform for building next-generation electronic/electrical (E/E) architecture based on high performance computing (HPC), at the Automotive Testing Expo China 2020, currently (14–1...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Sennheiser, Continental develop in-car sound system
    Sennheiser has collaborated with Continental to develop a next-generation solution for premium in-car audio, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The solution includes a combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated sound system. The Sennheise...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Continental to expand restructuring program, 30,000 jobs to be affected globally
    German automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is expanding the Transformation 2019–29 structural program it initiated in 2019 with additional measures to cut costs and increase efficiency. According to a press release issued by Continental on 1 September, th...
    Continental manufactures Conti.eContact tires for EVs in Romania
    Continental is producing Conti.eContact tires specially designed for electric vehicles (EVs) in Timișoara in Romania, the German supplier announced in a press release on 20 August. The Conti.eContact tire offers, in addition to low rolling resistance, improved braking performance, as well as low no...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Nokia wins ruling against Daimler on mobile technology at Mannheim court
    Nokia won a ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler over mobile technology in cars, Bloomberg reported on 18 August. The court at Mannheim, Germany, ruled that Daimler violated Nokia’s mobile-technology patents. Daimler said that it would appeal the decision. The court in Mannheim stated that Daim...
    Aluminum brake calipers to experience increased demand after 2025
    Over many years of automotive innovation, vehicle safety has experienced many innovations and developments in order to keep occupants safe under almost all circumstances. Tracing back, the very first automotive safety feature is the braking system. Automotive brakes have also gone through their fair...
    JOINT VENTURE: Continental, aft automotive partner to produce couplings made of high-performance plastics
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is setting up a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with system supplier, aft automotive, to manufacture couplings made using high-performance plastics. According to a press release issued by Continental dated 10 Au...
    Continental establishes supercomputer to accelerate development of future technologies
    Continental has set up its own supercomputer for artificial intelligence (AI) to develop innovative future technologies more efficiently and quickly, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 28 July. The new supercomputer is powered by NVIDIA InfiniBand-connected DGX systems,...
    03-Aug-2020 News Investments
    Continental develops tires for EVs
    Continental has developed new tires specifically for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 24 July. The German company explained that EVs are heavier due to their batteries, which weigh more than a full tank of fuel for an internal combustion engine (ICE). Hybrids have not...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    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 ...
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