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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).
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.
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.
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.
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 grea...
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 t...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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 ar...
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.
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-...
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...
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 w...
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....
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.
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 t...