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Cyber security solutions for all connected vehicle electronics

Cyber security solutions for all connected vehicle electronics
It has been announced that technology company Continental is offering end-to-end cyber security and wireless software update solutions integrated into connected vehicle electronics including telematics units, infotainment systems and gateways from Argus Cyber Security (Argus) and Elektrobit (EB). 
25th July 2018

Mapping out the future of vehicle connectivity

Mapping out the future of vehicle connectivity
Continental and HERE have announced that they will intensify their collaboration in bringing the Connected Car to life. Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, the companies will focus on future Automated Driving functionalities, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and the Electronic Horizon.
20th January 2014

Future-proof HMI concepts and instrumentation

Future-proof HMI concepts and instrumentation
Continental is developing future-proof human-machine interface (HMI) concepts and instrumentation for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. As well as a general increase in vehicle functions, future HMI concepts have to address oncoming trends such as partially, highly or fully automated driving. These situations have to be operated in a reasonable manner, when the transition takes place between the driver and the automated driving functionalities.
20th January 2014


The next step towards accident-free driving

The next step towards accident-free driving
Although they help prevent many accidents, the camera systems in our cars today often monitor only the area in front of or behind a vehicle. In January, Continental acquired British specialist ASL Vision, which was integrated as the ‘Surround View’ segment into the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Business Unit of the Chassis & Safety Division.
30th October 2013

Continental Developing Innovative Body Control Units

Continental Developing Innovative Body Control Units
In modern vehicles, electronic systems are taking on more and more functions to assist the driver. Whether via remote key or smartphone, one click is all it takes to open doors, windows, the roof, or the trunk. At the first signs of raindrops, the windshield wipers come on automatically, and the headlamps are automatically activated when it starts to get dark. Continental is constantly working to improve these high-tech switching systems for greater safety and comfort in passenger cars. "In the same way that a brain acts as the control center of living organisms, a body control unit controls a range of vehicle systems," explains Andreas Wolf, Head of the Continental Body & Security business unit.
5th August 2013

Continental Ensures Seating Comfort in All Classes

Continental Ensures Seating Comfort in All Classes
The seat is a major comfort factor in a car. International automotive supplier Continental is using intelligent electronics to transform car seats into multifunctional component features. The company provides the controls for diverse electric adjustments, sees to the integration of air conditioning, and realizes memory, massage, and numerous safety functions. We make a wide range of seat functions possible and use innovative electronic controls to ensure that all passengers can enjoy a comfortable, relaxed, and safe journey, explains Andreas Wolf, head of Continental's Body & Security business unit. In doing so, the supplier demonstrates its finesse as a system integrator in the area of electronic seat controls and pneumatically activated seat functions. Continental has only very recently begun supplying the massage function for the new Mercedes S-Class. At the same time, Continental is working to develop a link between smartphones and the seat system for further personalization of seating functions. A demonstrator of this technology will be shown by Continental at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2013.
30th July 2013

Continental Drives “Electrification tailored to fit” from Stop-Start Systems to Fully Electric Vehicles

Adding an electric component to a drivetrain can make a car with an internal combustion engine more efficient than any tweak the engine alone would produce.
11th July 2013

Ethernet And MOST Go Head To Head For In-Car Network Solutions

Ethernet And MOST Go Head To Head For In-Car Network Solutions
The modern car has become yet another 'node' in the modern consumer's connected lifestyle. Traditional CANBus solutions are not up to the rigours of intensive data transfer and handling, and for this reason the automotive industry has been investigating alternatives. Some based on tried and trusted technology, others based on bespoke, industry specific hardware and protocols, as Mark Fletcher discovers.
24th June 2013

Continental deploys smart electronics for a longer range: Simplify your Drive for Electric Vehicles

With Continental's Simplify your Drive, electric vehicles can now learn how to calculate the range in advance. At the push of a button, the driver can set the electric vehicle to his own requirements.
12th June 2013

Powertrain for new electric Renault ZOE supplied by Continental

The international automotive supplier Continental is contributing to a new milestone in electric vehicle (EV) development by supplying the electric powertrain for the new Renault Zoe, the first mass-produced European electric car with an overall concept designed from the ground up for all-electric operation. “The Renault ZOE demonstrates the great potential of electric mobility. We are delighted that with the help of our extensive expertise we have been able to make an important contribution to this pioneering project,” says Xavier Pujol, Head of Continental's Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Business Unit. As with the Renault Kangoo Z.E and Fluence Z.E, all of the powertrain components – the drive motor, the power electronics and the hardware for the electric vehicle controller – are being supplied by Continental.
12th June 2013

Intelligent Sensor by Continental Diminishes Battery-Related Breakdowns

Intelligent Sensor by Continental Diminishes Battery-Related Breakdowns
In 2012, according to the ADAC breakdown statistics, the roadside-assistance crews of German automobile club ADAC had to respond 2.6 million times to one of the most nerve-wracking experiences that can befall a motorist – a breakdown. In one third of those cases – about 900,000 times – motorists summoned the ADAC because they could not start their cars. The reason: a dead or defective battery, making the battery the single most common cause of breakdowns. Batteries have been culprit No. 1 for years.
12th June 2013

Intelligent Tire Sensors from Continental will Detect Vehicle Weight

The issue of maximum car payloads tends to arise particularly before long holiday drives for private car users or on a day-to-day basis in the transport industry. As part of ongoing development activities, international automotive supplier Continental is widening the range of functions available with its tire pressure sensors.
29th January 2013

Continental Acquires ASL Vision, a Specialized Company for 360-Degree Surround Detection

Continental Acquires ASL Vision, a Specialized Company for 360-Degree Surround Detection
Today, the international automotive supplier Continental announced the acquisition of ASL Vision, based in Lewes, England. The companies agreed not to disclose the price for the acquisition. “Continental is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced driver assistance systems, which warn, support and assist drivers in many driving situations by detecting the vehicle’s surrounding via camera, infrared and/or radar. With this step, we are enhancing our technology portfolio by adding a strategically important building block, 360-degree surround detection, while at the same time further developing our competence in the camera sector in a targeted way,” said Friedrich Angerbauer, Head of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Business Unit in the Continental Chassis & Safety Division.
21st January 2013

The Body Control Module – Pulling the Automotive Strings

The Body Control Module – Pulling the Automotive Strings
Technology Explained: Body control modules manage a large proportion of the electronics in modern vehicles. Continental explains how it's tidying up the cables and ensuring comfort and safety.
21st January 2013

Continental Strategy Focuses on Automated Driving

Continental Strategy Focuses on Automated Driving
The development of products and systems for automated driving is one of the central themes of international automotive supplier Continental's long-term technology strategy. Over the last few weeks, we on the Executive Board have considered the strategic and budget planning for our five divisions for the coming year in great detail. For our automotive divisions, this planning includes all of the necessary elements that need to be implemented step-by-step across the board so that fully-automated driving becomes reality by 2025, said Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Chairman of the Executive Board of Continental, after the end of the Strategy Workshop.
21st January 2013

End of the Road for Wrong-Way Drivers

The driver just did not see the No entry sign on the freeway entrance, and before he knew it he was on the wrong side of the road, traveling against the oncoming flow of traffic. This is a deadly hazard: Since October 2012 alone, 19 people in Germany have been killed by wrong-way drivers. ADAC traffic expert Andreas Hölzel: On German freeways, around three percent of all fatal accidents every year are caused by wrong-way drivers. This equates to some 20 deaths per year. But the unreported figures are much higher, says the Frankfurt-based traffic sociologist Alfred Fuhr. It is estimated that anywhere between three and fifteen cases of wrong-way driving occur each day in Germany.
21st January 2013

Airbag Control Unit with Integrated Sensor Cluster in China

Airbag Control Unit with Integrated Sensor Cluster in China
From 2014, Continental, the international automotive supplier, will also start producing the enhanced SPEED S variant of its scalable Safety Platform for Efficient and Economical Design (SPEED) in China. At the same time, Continental will begin supplying a Chinese vehicle manufacturer with a SPEED S control unit, developed and produced locally in Changchun. Also integrated into this Safety Control Unit (SCU) will be the vehicle dynamics sensors which supply data to the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
4th December 2012

Johann Hiebl assumes Leadership of Infotainment & Connectivity Business Unit

Johann Hiebl (51) will take over management of the Infotainment & Connectivity business unit of Continental's Interior Division on December 1, 2012. The business unit is based in Deer Park (USA) with development and production locations in North and South America, Asia and Europe. At these locations, experts work on radios, multimedia systems and telematics units. Hiebl brings over 30 years of experience in automotive electronics to his new role. He began working in the Body & Security business unit in 1985 where he developed products in the area of body control modules and later worked on the launch of direct tire pressure monitoring systems. After holding various management positions in the business unit in Europe and the USA, he took over management of the Asian customer segment in Body & Security for several years in Japan. Most recently, Hiebl has been head of a customer segment at the business unit Infotainment & Connectivity since
4th December 2012

Finding Your Dream Job with the Continental Career App

Finding Your Dream Job with the Continental Career App
With the newly-released free Continental career app, one can now conveniently find a dream job with the international automotive supplier, an attractive employer. Easy to use on mobile Apple devices, the app shows the latest open positions in the company, updated minute by minute, which can be filtered by career level, location and field. An Android version is currently in development.
4th December 2012

Continental brings TFT Displays to Motorcycle Cockpits

Continental brings TFT Displays to Motorcycle Cockpits
At the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition (November 13-18, 2012) in Milan, Continental showcased a TFT display design study for motorcycles. The study was specially designed for use in two-wheeler cockpits, which is why particular attention was paid to strong contrast, so as to ensure that the display is always perfectly readable whatever the light conditions. Moreover, the display is so robustly designed that it can easily withstand the tough conditions in an open cockpit. The design study’s 4.2-inch screen has 480 x 272 pixels, offering excellent legibility and image quality. The large number of pixels makes for top-notch graphics, and thanks to smart product design the TFT display can be easily built into cockpits from a wide range of motorcycle manufacturers.
14th November 2012


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