4 December 2013
South Korea’s Kumho Tires and Japan’s Yokohama Rubber plan to establish a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening their competitiveness in the global tyre sector.
3 December 2013
Continental and Schaeffler are increasing efforts to collaborate in purchasing through joint suppliers.
20 November 2013
The key driver behind growing turbocharger use is the increasingly tough set of emissions rules which are deployed not just in developed markets but increasingly in developing markets too; turbochargers represent just one of the several technologies which the industry is using to reduce emissions. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle turbochargers market 2008 to 2028.
7 November 2013
Continental says net income attributable to the shareholders of the parent increased by 8.5% in the first nine months of this year to nearly EUR1.6bn (US$2.2bn).
1 November 2013
Third quarter/second fiscal quarter results continued to flow in all week so, if your life is incomplete without knowing how a particular automaker or supplier did in Q3, there's a good chance it's already here in our compilation pack (or coming next week).
30 October 2013
Continental has announced the official start of production at a new tyre plant in Kaluga.
18 October 2013
Over the last couple of days, we've been tracking an interesting tale about GAZ CEO Bo Andersson, reportedly about to jump ship to another top Russian automaker, AvtoVAZ.
14 October 2013
Leading tyre manufacturer Continental and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in Aachen are on the verge of a breakthrough with their joint development project for rubber that can be industrialised and is made from dandelion plants for tyre production.
4 October 2013
Schaeffler has named its finance chief Klaus Rosenfeld as its new interim chief executive following the departure of Juergen Geissinger.
19 September 2013
One of the themes running through this year’s IAA was autonomous driving. While some OEMs believe such cars will appear on a road near you by 2020, others are not so convinced. Meanwhile, Continental is doing its part to help us get there. The supplier used the show to highlight a number of innovations, including its latest advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Friedrich Angerbauer, Executive Vice President, ADAS.
17 September 2013
Schaeffler says it has successfully completed the placement of 3.9% of Continental AG shares, helping to reduce its overall debt by almost EUR1.3bn.
10 September 2013
The car industry has to work more closely together with politicians to find a solution to the global megatrends that are shaping society, Karl-Thomas Neumann, boss of Opel and president of GM Europe told a pre-show conference.
6 September 2013
This month, we take a detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA. Glenn Brooks assesses the key models having their global debuts, and will follow this with a comprehensive post-Frankfurt report later in September.
23 August 2013
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper has reported that Continental is close to agreeing alliances with Google and IBM to develop autonomous driving systems for cars.
23 August 2013
Continental says Matthias Matic will assume responsibility for the Hydraulic Brake Systems Business Unit of its Chassis & Safety Division headquartered in Frankfurt from 1 September.
1 August 2013
Continental’s finance chief Wolfgang Schaefer expects car production in Europe to improve slightly in the second half of the year after falling 6% in the first half.
12 July 2013
Quick starter for 10: the car that comes first to mind on hearing the word 'fastback' is? In my case: 'classic' mid-1960s Ford Mustang.
2 July 2013
With their ability to store huge amounts of energy, ultracapacitors are creeping into stop-start technologies. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Jeremy Cowperthwaite, VP and GM of the Engine Starting Group of Maxwell Technologies Inc about the potential for ultracapacitors in automotive applications.
2 July 2013
The main engineering challenges in any braking system are to withstand the extremely high temperatures involved, remove the very large amount of heat generated during hard deceleration and minimise the weight of the braking units. As brake manufacturers continue to focus on designs that improve brake feel and reduce engineering costs, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of Continental’s hydraulic braking systems’ business about how they see the market developing.
1 July 2013
It’s a grim thought but every year the equivalent of the entire population of a small city is killed in traffic accidents in the EU alone. Consequently, there is a clear need for further improvements in traffic safety, specifically braking technologies. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of Continental to find out how the company is playing its part to reduce the accident toll by pushing back the technical boundaries of electronic braking systems.
28 June 2013
Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.
21 June 2013
Microsoft has announced patent licencing agreements with Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive for the use of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) file system.
31 May 2013
Quarterly and other results to the thirty-oneth of March continued to dribble in this week so let's start by hoisting the Union Jack, drum roll, trumpet blast, and highlight Jaguar Land Rover's 11% full fiscal year profit hike.
30 May 2013
CO2 emissions (or 'CO2s' as Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson calls them) are likely not the first thing on the potential Bentley buyer's checklist. Nonetheless the word 'emissions' was used no fewer than eight times in a press announcement of the new engine ahead of one of its many 2012 motor show appearances.
22 May 2013
Continental has developed a new Multimedia Radio Navigation (MRN) System for the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group in China.
21 May 2013
Continental says it has appointed board member Ralf Cramer as president of the company's organisation in China from 1 August this year.
14 May 2013
Schaeffler claims plans to end the mutual investment agreement with Continental are because the deal "no longer has any practical relevance for either company."
8 May 2013
Continental's first quarter sales fell 3.4% to EUR8bn but the supplier noted three fewer working days in the period than last year.
7 May 2013
The UK car market grew by 14.8% in April to 163,357 units, as the UK car market continued to perform strongly, though the monthly gain was boosted by additional working days versus last year.
30 April 2013
Ford Motor and Schaeffler have demonstrated the Fiesta-based eWheelDrive car, a driveable research vehicle that could lead to improvements in urban mobility and parking by making possible smaller, more agile cars.