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Continental (Division Chassis & Safety) articles

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Continental Integrates the Camera and Infrared Functions into a Single Compact Unit

Continental Integrates the Camera and Infrared Functions into a Single Compact Unit
Tiredness, distractions or loss of concentration are some of the main causes of traffic accidents. Consequently, any advanced driver assistance systems which help drivers in such situations can further reduce the number of accidents. This fact is also recognized by the new Euro NCAP assessment criteria. Safety functions, such as Emergency Brake Assist, affect the number of points a model can be awarded. Functions like this presume the existence of reliable sensors which need to be not only compact but capable of being widely applied – including for the compact car segment.
31st October 2012

Greater Efficiency for Light Trucks with Power Net Technology from Continental

Continental is now making its Power Net Technology available for light trucks, bringing the full benefits of start-stop technology to urban delivery vans as well.
31st October 2012

Continental Supports Series Production Launch of Car-to-X Communication

Continental Supports Series Production Launch of Car-to-X Communication
Today the entire test fleet for one of the world's biggest car-to-x communication field tests took to the roads of Germany. Under the umbrella of the simTD (Safe and Intelligent Mobility – Test Field Germany) research project, 17 partners are working on systems integration and information sharing to make road use safer, more efficient and less stressful. Communication technologies are being deployed that multiply the range which a vehicle's sensors are able to monitor many times over, so that risks can be identified and drivers alerted as soon as possible. In recent years, driving has already become much safer thanks to advanced electronic driver assistance systems based on cameras, radar and infrared sensors that monitor a vehicle's surroundings. Car-to-x communication goes one step further, allowing us to see round corners, as it were, and consequently to drive even more foresightedly. This brings us a significant step closer to making the roads even safer, explained Dr. Peter E. Rieth, Senior Vice President Systems & Technology in Continental's Chassis & Safety Division.
5th September 2012


Electric Vehicle Expertise from a Single Source

Electric Vehicle Expertise from a Single Source
Continental is well aware of the trend toward electric transportation, as demonstrated by a car which has been converted from an ordinary conventional vehicle into an EV (Electric Vehicle) prototype. The company integrated around 40 of its EV components in the vehicle, including the motor, battery, power electronics, novel displays and controls, all the peripheral devices for propulsion and charging, and special Conti.eContact tires. Most of these components are ready to go into production or are already being mass produced. “All the know-how that has flowed from all five of our divisions demonstrates that Continental has the technologies and systems expertise for electric cars. This is particularly significant as electrification of cars is becoming more and more of a reality“, said Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart. The prototype is fully functional and has already logged over ten thousand kilometers, a testament to the work of Continental’s Systems & Technology Automotive department and in-house Engineering Services which built the prototype in a little over six months.
5th September 2012

Continental is planning a new development site for advanced driver assistance systems in Ulm

Continental is planning a new development site for advanced driver assistance systems in Ulm
International automotive supplier Continental is planning to open a new research and development site for advanced driver assistance systems early next year in Ulm. “This new site will reinforce our development capacities in Germany while simultaneously expanding our worldwide network,” said Friedrich Angerbauer, Head of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Business Unit in Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division. In the short term, around 100 new engineering jobs will be created in Ulm, Germany; in the long term, the goal is to continue growing steadily.
5th September 2012

Safe and Efficient Heavy Goods Traffic thanks to Continental's Brake and Driver Assistance Systems

Safe and Efficient Heavy Goods Traffic thanks to Continental's Brake and Driver Assistance Systems
Smaller, lighter, more powerful – these are the hallmarks of the MK 100 electronic brake system generation from Continental, the international automotive supplier.
5th September 2012

Fuel Quality Sensing Is On Its Way To Truck Application

Commercial vehicles face many challenges as they are expected to have a low carbon footprint and ever lower emission levels. At the same time rising fuel prices necessitate increased truck fuel economy.
5th September 2012

New Generation of Power Electronics by Continental Makes Electric Cars Even More Efficient

Smaller, lighter, and more powerful – those are the attributes that characterize the latest generation of power electronics, developed by the international automotive supplier Continental for electric drive train applications. In figures, the highly integrated module has a continuous power of 20 kilowatts at a weight of only eight kilograms and just five liters of space. Mass and volume are about 33 percent less than in the previous generation. This was possible due to the integration of two modules: The inverter and the DC-DC converter are now assembled in a single housing. “The power density of the module has increased tremendously because the inverter uses an innovative semiconductor module,” explains Helmut Fennel, Head of Engineering in the Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle of the Division Powertrain. The engineers designed the control device to be modular and scalable right from the start. Modifying just a few components is all that is necessary to adapt the device to a large variety of applications. For example, the same concept is used in the Full Hybrid vehicle Audi Q5 and also in purely electric vehicles.
14th May 2012

New Engine Controls by Continental Integrates Energy-Flow Management

The international automotive supplier Continental announces its Engine Management System 3 (EMS3) platform, a new generation of engine and drive controls. It not only governs fuel injection and ignition with even more precision than ever before, but also coordinates electric automobile motors and monitors their battery charge status. The system is thus capable of generating the power that drivers desire by maximizing the interplay between a hybrid’s internal combustion engine and its electric motor. The EMS3 incorporates still another completely new feature: predictive-based energy management (pEM). This software module is based on information obtained from the eHorizon and processes information on the driving style of whoever is behind the wheel. The eHorizon utilizes topographical data and the GPS signal to furnish a three-dimensional profile of the route to the EMS3. However, it doesn’t just use that information to calculate energy requirements. Instead, it identifies the segments along the route where recuperation is possible. It determines with what load and where the combustion engine would work more efficiently alone, or where the electric motor would perform better. “With our new engine management platform, we coordinate power, but we also direct the flow of energy along the drive train,” said Jörg Grotendorst, head of strategy and technology of the Continental Powertrain Division.
14th May 2012

Safer and Less Stressful Reversing out of a Parking Space

Accidents when moving into or out of parking spaces drive up insurance companies’ costs; reversing out of a parking space often leads to serious accidents involving personal injuries. When reversing out, the usual reason for these accidents is because drivers either fail to see a vehicle or cyclist approaching from the side or they see them too late. In order to avoid such accidents, Continental, the international automotive supplier, has developed an electronic aid for this maneuver as part of its ContiGuard safety concept. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system uses the same radar infrastructure used for detecting vehicles in the blind spot (Blind Spot Detection (BSD)). The BSD sensors have been suitably upgraded in order to be able to meet the requirement for greater precision. This new driver assistance system makes use of our unique signal processing capability which has been upgraded so as to offer additional functions. Multiple use of the sensor hardware makes new advanced driver assistance systems more economical. And the more vehicles which are fitted with these systems, the safer our roads will become overall, said Wolfgang Fey, director development advanced driver assistance systems of Continental's Chassis & Safety Division. Initial series production of the new RTCA advanced driver assistance system is planned for 2013.
4th April 2012

Continental Tests Highly-Automated Driving

Human error is still the greatest risk factor on the roads: Driver mistakes were found to be the cause of over 80 percent of all accidents involving personal injuries in Germany in 2010 according to the German Federal Statistical Office. Advanced driver assistance systems can offer remedies. On the one hand they can support the driver in demanding and difficult situations and on the other hand develop room for freedom during monotonous driving situations which are often accompanied by the risk of decreasing attention. Especially the latter is a potential field of application for highly-automated driving. Continental, the international automotive supplier, has now completed a two-week endurance test in the US state of Nevada. More than 6,000 miles of highly-automated driving on public roads in Nevada were completed and had the aim to show that it becomes possible to develop room for freedom for the driver which does not serve primary vehicle guidance and therefore provide the driver a welcome change in certain situations. Especially aspects of driving safety were evaluated. Nevada is the first US state to explicitly permit automated driving on public roads.
4th April 2012

Continental Now Supplying Head-Up Displays to Two Premium Automotive Manufacturers

Continental is providing the second generation head-up display for the new BMW 3 Series. The head-up display shows relevant information such as speed, navigation and infotainment data, as well as warnings in the driver’s direct field of vision. The head-up display’s virtual screen appears around two meters in front of the driver above the engine hood, so he is informed of all important issues without looking away from the road.
3rd April 2012

DLKPro The data key for professionals

DLKPro The data key for professionals
With the new DLKPro family, VDO makes the handling of data from Digital Tachographs even easier now. The target-group-oriented products of the new DLKPro family are the practical key to the professional handling of data in the DTCO mass memory, the driver card, the workshop card, the control card for authorities, and all competing products. The latest generation is even easier to operate, offers numerous innovative supplementary functions and, with the integral smartcard reader, renders additional peripheral devices superfluous. The DLKPro Series includes all download products already introduced to the market: DLKPro Download Key, TIS-Compact and Inspection Key.
3rd April 2012

Innovative high-performance electronics saves fuel – and wins over the ADAC

Innovative high-performance electronics saves fuel – and wins over the ADAC
For the second time, Continental has been cited with the “Yellow Angel” ADAC mobility prize. The “E-booster” high-performance technology for start-stop system earned the international automotive supplier a third prize in the “Innovation and Environment” category. As ADAC President Peter Meyer noted: “No other prize reflects so broadly the great diversity of development currently underway for better mobility.” Awarded for the eighth time this year, the “Yellow Angel” is regarded as one of the most important citations in the automotive branch. Continental obtained this prize already back in 2009. The citation back then honored advanced development work on the lithium-ion battery.
7th March 2012

Continental Shows Ethernet Test Setup

Continental, the international automotive supplier, is a new member of the OPEN Alliance SIG (One Pair Ether-Net Alliance Special Interest Group). The OPEN Alliance is dedicated to spreading the use of Ethernet networks as the standard solution for in-vehicle applications. We regard Ethernet as the ideal solution for system integration in vehicle electronics. In the OPEN Alliance SIG, we can define standards across the industry, and thus minimize development costs. This means we are on the right road for quickly going into production with Ethernet, says Helmut Matschi, Member of the Continental Executive Board and Head of the Interior Division, regarding the company's joining the OPEN Alliance.
31st January 2012

Record year: production of Continental transmission control units passes ten million mark

The international automotive supplier Continental has confirmed its position as a world's leading manufacturer of transmission control units. From January through early December 2011, more than ten million transmission controllers came off the lines at the company's plants in Europe, Asia and North America. With this record year for production, Continental has maintained the rapid growth momentum of recent years and is expanding its technology leadership in the transmission controller market, said Rudolf Stark, Head of the Transmission Business Unit. Since developing its first automatic transmission control units in 1982, the company has built more than 42 million of these units at its production plants around the world.
18th January 2012

One out of every two Germans could drive an e-car • 30 percent would prefer to do so

One out of every two Germans could drive an e-car • 30 percent would prefer to do so
Electric vehicles have market potential – at the very latest, as soon as they experience a drop in price. This is one of the findings of the “Continental Mobility Study”, drawn up at the behest of Continental by the infas market and social research institute. The results show: 99 percent of Germans know about electric vehicles. And... nine out of ten motorists in Germany drive less than 100 km each day. This means that the electric cars currently or soon to be available on the market (with a range of up to 150 kilometers) would enable 52% of all German drivers to manage their daily needs without any problem. With the more powerful energy-storage devices up and coming in the future (with a maximum range of 300 kilometers), as many as 97 percent of all motorists could easily meet their mobility wishes.
18th January 2012

SK Innovation and Continental team up to power electric vehicles worldwide

SK Innovation and Continental Corporation announce at the Detroit Motor Show today their intention to team up for powering electric vehicles worldwide: Both corporations sign a Heads of Agreement that describes the formation of a joint venture with which both companies want to develop, manufacture and market Lithium Ion battery systems for automotive applications. Due to the worldwide regulatory efforts in reducing carbon emissions and changing consumer needs, automobiles will become increasingly dependent on battery systems over the next 10 years.
18th January 2012

Continental Ensures Better Road Safety with New Control Elements

To help the driver’s eyes return to the road more quickly, Continental has integrated haptic signals into touch-sensitive surfaces. At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, the company will show how consumer electronics and infotainment are becoming more and more intertwined in vehicles.
18th January 2012

Continental invests R$23 million in a new Technical Center in Salto for further Growth

Continental, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, is building a new tech center to expand its capabilities for testing emission, homologation and calibration on gasoline and diesel engines. The company is setting its cornerstone in the Salto Industrial Park – in the interior of São Paulo State, 120 kilometers from the Capital - where around 500 people already work at the local Continental Powertrain facility. Brazilian vehicle manufacturers will have access to the infrastructure offered by a modern tech center for developing and approving new engine and vehicle projects.
22nd November 2011


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