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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Mirrorless cars

17 February 2016

Given that wing mirrors add weight, cost and wind resistance to the car, it is not surprising that some automakers wish to eliminate them thereby creating a sleeker look.  As suppliers anticipate a change to mirror regulations, many are developing mirrorless systems using vehicle mounted cameras and dashboard monitors. Here is our snapshot of who is doing what..


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

27 November 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.


Briefing: key supplier tech update

22 October 2015

There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled with lightweight innovations to help reduce emissions as well as improve driver safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham caught-up with executives from some of the world's leading component suppliers. This first instalment summarises the main IAA technology messages from Tedrive Steering, Johnson Controls, Continental and Hella.

Latest interviews


Continental on the braking system market - Q&A

2 March 2016

The main improvements in braking systems in recent years have come from electronic controls - ABS, to ESC to brake-by-wire. Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Felix Bietenbeck, Head of Business Unit Vehicle Dynamics and Dr. Sören Kirchner, Head of Segment Electronic Parking Brakes, both part of Continental's Chassis & Safety Division about trends in the electronic braking system market.


Continental on next-generation sensors - Q&A

12 January 2016

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to executives of Continental Automotive about next-generation sensors and market growth.


Q&A: ContiTech’s newly appointed aftermarket head

23 October 2015

As part of Continental Corp, ContiTech is a major supplier of a variety of technical rubber products and specialist for plastics technology. While at the 2015 Equip Auto show, Matthew Beecham met with Rolf Sudmann who recently took charge of Contitech’s automotive aftermarket segment.


Q&A: Continental on trends in the brakes market

1 October 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one braking system suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Felix Bietenbeck, executive vice president, business unit vehicle dynamics, Continental Corporation.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Continental names corporate media relations head

19 August 2016

Effective 1 September 2016, Vincent Charles (33) will assume the position of head of corporate media relations. He will succeed Hannes Boekhoff (54), who left the company at the end of March 2016. Vincent Charles has been corporate spokesperson for business...


just-auto Plus only Continental supplies Borgward TFT cluster displays

5 August 2016

Borgward, a German OEM and renowned design icon, returned to the automotive market after a hiatus in March 2015. In April 2016, during the Auto China, it launched its first model BX7 in China. International auto parts supplier Continental re-started its...


just-auto Plus only Four new supplier members join Auto-ISAC

3 August 2016

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Continental, Cummins, Harman, and ZF as original equipment supplier members. The four new members continue Auto-ISAC's recent expansion beyond automakers, as the organisation...


Continental to pick Asia site for new tyre plant

2 August 2016

German tyre maker Continental is mulling the building of a new tyre plant in the Asia-Pacific


just-auto Plus only ContiTech to build new automotive hose plant in China

19 July 2016

ContiTech signed a memorandum of understanding on a new plant in Qingdao, China, mainly for automotive hoses, during a delegation trip through Germany headed by Dr. Guo Shuqing, governor of Shandong province. The company plans to invest more than EUR20m...


just-auto Plus only Continental opens Yancheng test centre

12 July 2016

Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, on 8 July 2016, announced that its test centre Yancheng has officially opened. In cooperation with China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC), the test centre Yancheng will mainly support...


just-auto Plus only Continental produces 200m tire pressure sensor since 2002

8 July 2016

The international technology company Continental is celebrating a major anniversary: In July 2016, the production of the 200m tyre pressure sensor took place. Continental’s locations in France (Toulouse), Korea (Icheon) and Mexico (Guadalajara), which...


just-auto Plus only Continental Germany appoint new HEV/transmission unit heads

8 July 2016

At the international technology company Continental, two business units in the power-train division are under new leadership. The hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) business unit, which supplies the main components for drive electrification in hybrid and electric...


Continental presents 13 suppliers with awards

1 July 2016

Continental has presented its Supplier of the Year Awards to 13 component producers at a ceremony in Dresden, Germany for its three divisions of Chassis & Safety, Powertrain and Interior.


just-auto Plus only Continental Germany supplies Alfa Romeo MK C1 brake system

23 June 2016

Faster braking and short braking distances: International automotive supplier Continental supplies Alfa Romeo with its MK C1 for the integrated brake system (IBS) of the new Giulia. It is the first time worldwide that the brake system enters series production....


China needs "national champions" - analyst

20 June 2016

Automotive analysts estimate China needs "national champions" to speed consolidation of what is currently an extremely fragmented vehicle industry.


VW Tiguan Conti-supplied radar detects pedestrians

20 June 2016

A Continental-supplied long range radar (advanced radar sensor, ARS 410) detects pedestrians at a distance of up to 170 metres. It is fitted as standard in the new VW Tiguan.


just-auto Plus only Continental starts new turbocharger production for Audi A3 gasoline engine

20 June 2016

The first Continental turbocharger with the innovative RAAX turbine technology, now in production on the Audi A3’s new 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engine (2.0l TFSI EA888, generation 3B), marks a new chapter in Continental’s successful...


Continental to double China sales by 2020

10 June 2016

Continental aims to more than double component sales in China to EUR10bn by 2020, from EUR4.5bn in 2015, according to local reports quoting company executives.


Chinese EV growth will challenge suppliers - Magna

9 June 2016

Magna reckons the anticipated significant growth in China's new electric vehicle (NEV) makers will present 'huge challenges' as suppliers look to provide the necessary components.


Continental says China unpredictable

9 June 2016

Continental has said unpredictability in China will continue for some time as automakers and suppliers adjust to more modest levels of growth.


just-auto Plus only Continental Tyres US to use dandelion derived rubber

3 June 2016

Most people view dandelions as a nuisance. But here at Continental Tyre, we embrace the flowering weed as a key component to the future of tyres. That’s right, in conjunction with The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Julius...


VW honours 21 best suppliers in Berlin awards

2 June 2016

Volkswagen Group has presented the 2016 Volkswagen Group Award to its best suppliers in Berlin.


Continental expanding Romania factory

27 May 2016

Continental will spend EUR12m to expand its electronic car parts factory in Timisoara by over 7,000 sq m, a local media report said. The work will be completed by the end of this year.


just-auto Plus only Continental produces 10m standardised speed sensors worldwide

25 May 2016

After the start of production in January 2014 the ten millionth multi-application unified sensor element (MUSE) was already manufactured and delivered to different customers worldwide. The assembling takes place in locations in China, Korea, India, Hungary,...


just-auto Plus only Continental recognised with Toyota’s Annual Technology & Development Award

23 May 2016

The Toyota Motor presented Continental, the international automotive supplier, with its Annual Technology and Development Award in recognition of its development contribution towards Toyota’s active safety package “Toyota Safety Sense C.”...


just-auto Plus only Continental focuses on digitisation of mobility at CES Asia 2016

12 May 2016

CES Asia 2016 opened its doors in Shanghai from 11 to 13 May 2016, offering a clear overview of the trends in consumer electronics. The technology company Continental is using CES Asia 2016 as an opportunity to give its customers an insight into the future...


Continental shows steering wheel gesture control

11 May 2016

Continental has unveiled a project focusing on the detection zone of gestures on the steering wheel, using a time-of-flight sensor, which is integrated into the instrument cluster.


just-auto Plus only Continental Germany designs gesture-based control on the steering wheel

11 May 2016

A quick swipe with the thumb, a light wave with the hand, and the driver can accept an incoming call, activate the required driving mode or start their favourite song - gesture-based control is already known from the world of entertainment electronics and has...


Continental Q1 2016 operating profit up 6%

5 May 2016

Continental said it had boosted first quarter 2016 sales by 3% year-on-year to EUR9.85bn. Net income rose 12% to EUR734m and earnings per share to EUR3.67 from EUR3.28.


just-auto Plus only Continental Germany wins a 2016 Automotive Innovations Award

3 May 2016

Drawing on a wealth of ideas and innovative prowess, international technology company Continental this year once again won in the competition for the 2016 Automotive Innovations Award in the "Interface and connectivity" category. With 16 innovations,...


just-auto Plus only Continental Germany promotes sustainable mobility concept

3 May 2016

Major challenges for society were the main issues at this year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of the international technology company Continental. “The concept of mobility is currently being redefined. It is expected to be even safer, even...


just-auto Plus only Continental appoints new APAC region business head

29 April 2016

The leading technology company Continental has appointed a new Head of business region Asia Pacific (APAC) truck tyre. Patrick Haarmann assumed this position on 1 March and is now responsible for the truck tyres replacement business in the Asia Pacific region,...


just-auto Plus only ContiTech 2015 global sales up 37%

27 April 2016

The international industrial and automotive supplier ContiTech increased its sales to around EUR5.4bn (US$5.4bn) in 2015. This equates to growth of 37%. Veyance Technologies Inc, which was acquired at the beginning of 2015, contributed roughly EUR1.15bn to...


just-auto Plus only Contitech expands its product portfolio in the US

26 April 2016

Since its acquisition of Veyance Technologies, at the beginning of 2015, ContiTech has significantly expanded its business in the US, the partner country of this year's Hannover Messe industry trade fair. From 25 modern production sites in North America,...

Continental news

just-auto Plus only Continental names corporate media relations head

19 August 2016

Effective 1 September 2016, Vincent Charles (33) will assume the position of head of corporate me...


just-auto Plus only Continental supplies Borgward TFT cluster displays

5 August 2016

Borgward, a German OEM and renowned design icon, returned to the automotive market after a hiatus...


just-auto Plus only Four new supplier members join Auto-ISAC

3 August 2016

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Continental, Cummins,...


Continental to pick Asia site for new tyre plant

2 August 2016

German tyre maker Continental is mulling the building of a new tyre plant in the Asia-Pacific reg...


just-auto Plus only ContiTech to build new automotive hose plant in China

19 July 2016

ContiTech signed a memorandum of understanding on a new plant in Qingdao, China, mainly for autom...


just-auto Plus only Continental opens Yancheng test centre

12 July 2016

Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, on 8 July 2016, announced that its test...



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