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Two Eyes Are Better Than One – The Stereo Camera

Continental will add a stereo camera to the comprehensive ContiGuard safety system as an integral element of its forward looking braking systems. This will help prevent or at least reduce the seriousness of the frequent accidents involving pedestrians or with vehicles at intersections; to date, accidents like these make up almost half (46.6 percent) of those traffic accidents in Germany that result in major personal injury.
9th May 2011

Continental focuses on direct tire pressure monitoring systems

International automotive supplier Continental recommends car manufacturers worldwide the consistent use of direct measuring technology in their new car models to ensure that vehicle tires are always inflated to an optimum level. This recommendation is owed to steadily rising requirements to tire pressure measurement. It also reflects the significant potential of direct measuring technology, making it possible to exploit the greater contribution to CO2 reduction.
3rd May 2011

Infineon Introduces Industry’s First Signature Watchdog Device CIC61508 Enabling ASIL-D Approved Safety Applications With Its 32-Bit Microcontrollers

Infineon Technologies AG today announced its intelligent Signature Watchdog CIC61508. In combination with the company’s powerful 32-Bit TriCore microcontrollers and the dedicated SafeTcore software, the CIC61508 can provide monitoring features compliant up to the highest risk level of functional safety according to the IEC61508 and ISO26262 automotive industry standards. The CIC61508 is a safety watchdog which can be integrated into safety relevant applications such as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electric Power Steering (EPS), airbag control, damping systems, and powertrain controls. The watchdog monitors the main microcontroller typically used in these types of embedded systems by providing features to detect common failure modes of clock, power supply and temperature related computational errors on the microcontroller. With its small TSSOP-38 footprint, the CIC61508 is a space saving and cost-effective option for supporting safety applications.
28th April 2011


Silicon Labs and Hope Microelectronics Join Forces on Sub-GHz Wireless Module Solutions

Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Hope Microelectronics today introduced a comprehensive family of RF modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading EZRadioPRO wireless radio family. Hope Microelectronics’ new RFM23B and RFM31B modules provide cost-effective, turnkey wireless networking solutions for bidirectional and one-way link applications such as in-vehicle anti-theft alarm systems.
20th April 2011

Continental enhances Electric Vehicle Safety

Continental has developed a sensor for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles which will immediately shut off the high-voltage battery in the event of a collision while the vehicle is in charge mode. This means that emergency service personnel can recover vehicles without running the risk of suffering an electric shock.
11th April 2011

New CellLocate feature of LEON GSM module supports indoor positioning and eliminates “no-fix” scenarios

New CellLocate feature of LEON GSM module supports indoor positioning and eliminates “no-fix” scenarios
u-blox adds a cellular positioning technology CellLocate to its LEON GSM/GPRS module family to provide positioning in poor GPS signal conditions, or even without a GPS system present. This revolutionary embedded technology complements u-blox GPS by adding a parallel and complementary technique for determining position.
15th March 2011

Continental's Sensor Box Provides Added Stability for Motorcycles

Continental has developed a sensor box for motorcycles that measures the vehicle's tilt angle by evaluating a wide range of driving data. This system makes it possible to intervene via the engine management system or the brakes to stabilize the motorcycle's driving dynamics. This intervention – which the driver hardly notices – will significantly improve directional stability and road holding and increase road safety. Customers buying high-end or sports motorcycles, in particular, attach great importance to owning a motorcycle that they can control. Apart from improving safety, the traction control system optimizes acceleration performance. Using this safety system makes motorcycling a more pleasurable experience, explained Thomas Greb, business team head of motorcycle sensoric systems in the Sensorics business unit of Continental's Chassis & Safety division.
15th March 2011

New Sensor from Continental Increases Pedestrians' Chances of Survival in an Accident

Pressure sensors in the bumper reliably detect accidents involving pedestrians and activate the safety systems in the vehicle's body.
15th March 2011

Crash sensors fitted in cars can gauge the severity of an accident in milliseconds

Continental has produced 250 million acceleration and pressure satellites in Regensburg and Ingolstadt over the past 16 years.
15th March 2011

Continental enhances Electric Vehicle Safety

The evSAT sensor detects accidents involving electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and shuts off their high-voltage batteries. Series production of the sensor will begin in 2012.
15th March 2011


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