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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 ADAS, sensor fusion and brakes

21 February 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alfred Eckert, Head of the Advanced Engineering Department at Continental Automotive.


Continental on AR-HUDs, gesture control, displays

1 February 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with global component suppliers, we spoke to Alexander Klotz, head of advanced development, systems and technology interior division, Continental. He explained some of the technologies that the supplier highlighted at the most recent CES, including augmented reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs), gesture control and connectivity technologies.


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.

Latest news


Continental joins autonomous driving platform

20 June 2017

Continental said it had become a development partner and system integrator in the collaboration between BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye for automated driving.


Continental-Carnegie team for connected vehicle

15 June 2017

Continental is teaming with wireless connectivity provider, Carnegie Technologies to ensure vehicle manufacturers and drivers can use reliable network connections.


Continental starts building new China R&D centre

13 June 2017

Continental has begun the construction of a new R&D centre in the Chinese city of Chongqing to meet rising demand from automakers in the south-west of the country.


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 2.2% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Ford Motor Company’s overall US sales for May 2017 totalled 241,126 vehicles, a 2.2% gain compared to last year Retail results declined 0.8%, with 158,282 vehicle sales Fleet sales totalled 82,844 vehicles, representing an 8.4% gain versus a year...


Continental collaborates with NIO over EV tech

1 June 2017

Continental has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NIO, a global electric vehicle startup.


Continental to cooperate with Baidu on mobility

31 May 2017

Continental has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu, one of the biggest internet companies in China, with the goal of establishing a "comprehensive strategic cooperation in the areas of automated driving, connected vehicles and intelligent mobility services".


just-auto Plus only Continental to enhance 5G tech for connected cars

25 May 2017

The technology company Continental started a joint research and development collaboration to realise 5G vehicle communications with the Japanese telecommunications company NTT Docomo to enhance connected infotainment functions and build the foundation for...


just-auto Plus only Continental supplies system solution to GWMs 7DCT

24 May 2017

In recent years dual clutch transmissions (DCTs) have become popular in the Chinese automobile market, because drivers benefit from improved fuel efficiency, smooth gear shifting and increased overall vehicle performance. Most manufacturers of the popular...


just-auto Plus only Continental integrates its combiner HUD in Mazda

17 May 2017

The technology company Continental has for the first time integrated its combiner head-up display (HUD) in models manufactured by the Japanese automotive manufacturer Mazda. Drivers of the new model variants 2/Demio and CX-3 can now choose this compact...


GM collaborates with suppliers over rubber supply

16 May 2017

General Motors says it is commited to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tyres to drive the industry towards net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labour rights.


NHTSA expands VW/Porsche recalls

15 May 2017

adding almost 300,000 Porsche and Audi vehicles to a previous recall for a fuel pump defect that could result in fire, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


just-auto Plus only Continental Culpeper facility completes 40 years

12 May 2017

International technology company Continental celebrated 40 years of producing world-class chassis and safety products at its Culpeper facility on 10 May 2017. In 1977, the 200,000-square-foot facility opened as the Alfred Teves Facility, manufacturing front...


just-auto Plus only Continental Q1 2017 sales up 11.7% to EUR11bn

9 May 2017

Continental has made a successful start to the new fiscal year. Based on this strong growth, the technology company is raising its sales projection for the year as a whole to more than EUR43.5bn (US$47.48bn): “We can look back on a strong first quarter...


just-auto Plus only Continental/Unicom establish new JV in China

5 May 2017

As one of the leading experts in vehicle systems and the digitisation of mobility, the international technology company Continental is setting its course for accelerated growth in new mobility services. Along the company’s digitisation roadmap, a...


Continental shows 48-volt hybrid diesel concept

2 May 2017

Continental, at the International Vienna Motor Symposium has shown a "super clean" 48 volt hybrid diesel vehicle, which meets stringent RDE (real driving emissions) limits on CO2 and NOx. The first vehicle using this technology has already gone into production in Europe and a second will follow later this year.


just-auto Plus only Continental to invest further in electric car tech

26 April 2017

Continental is ready to go. The technology company is approaching the most fundamental transformation in the history of vehicle drivetrain technologies in the next 15 years with confidence and full strength. Its attention is focused on two parallel efforts....


just-auto Plus only Continental reduces emissions from diesel engines

26 April 2017

A 48-volt mild hybrid system not only reduces fuel consumption (and therefore CO2 emissions) but can also achieve significant reductions in pollutant emissions from diesel engines. This is demonstrated by test results that technology company Continental will...


Continental turns eHorizon into weather service

24 April 2017

Continental's latest innovation: Vehicles equipped with eHorizon.Weather supply exact weather information to optimise short-term forecasts and integrate real time, location specific weather data to alert drivers in advance of critical weather conditions.


Continental develops camera cleaning system

21 April 2017

Continental has developed a cleaning system for fish-eye automobile cameras that uses a water jet to remove dirt on the lens.


Continental invests in expansion of Morganton site

21 April 2017

Continental has announced a US$40m investment to expand its Morganton Plant, which manufactures automotive brake systems.


just-auto Plus only Continental/China Unicom establish ITS solution JV

20 April 2017

As one of the leading experts in vehicle systems and the digitisation of mobility, the technology company Continental is setting its course for accelerated growth in new mobility services. Along the company’s digitisation roadmap, a strategic joint...


just-auto Plus only Continental China appoints new president

19 April 2017

Effective 1 June 2017, Enno Tang (45), head of the Chassis and Safety division, China, and the Vehicle Dynamics business unit, China, will become the president of Continental’s organisation in China. He will succeed Dr. Ralf Cramer (51), Executive Board...


just-auto Plus only Continental opens new R&D centre in San Jose

13 April 2017

Technology company Continental is expanding the worldwide network of its research and development centres. On 12 April 2017, the DAX company opened a new location in San José in Silicon Valley, California, US, where up to 300 experts from all parts of...


Continental develops intuitive touch gestures

11 April 2017

To improve non-verbal communication between drivers and their vehicles, Continental says it has devised a range of user-friendly touch gestures for the cockpit - a combination of gesture interaction and touchscreens.


just-auto Plus only Continental to build new indoor tyre test centre

6 April 2017

Continental has announced the investment of approximately US$10m in a new indoor tyre test centre located in Uvalde, Texas, at the company's US proving grounds. "The new test centre will support our vision of being the preferred technology partner...


just-auto Plus only Continental to develop Road Condition Observer

5 April 2017

Wet and icy road conditions are frequent causes of accidents. Even experienced drivers can misjudge how well the tyres are gripping the road. The international technology company Continental is developing a new solution called Road Condition Observer in...


just-auto Plus only Continental CPC used in Mercedes E-Class models

28 March 2017

Whether it's a gasoline vehicle, diesel vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid: in all models of the new Mercedes E-Class, the central powertrain controller (CPC) from Continental acts as a gateway in taking on the role of the drive's electronic control centre....


just-auto Plus only Alpine reveals new A110 at Geneva show

8 March 2017

One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine on 7 March 2017 revealed at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110. Combining the timeless Alpine principles of light weight, agility and performance, this mid-engined...


just-auto Plus only ContiTech communications lead by new head

6 March 2017

On 1 February 2017, Claudia Lademann-Fleger (54) took over as head of communications at international technology company Continental’s ContiTech division in Hanover, Germany. In this role, she will be responsible for the strategic direction of internal...

Continental news

Continental joins autonomous driving platform

20 June 2017

Continental said it had become a development partner and system integrator in the collaboration b...


Continental-Carnegie team for connected vehicle

15 June 2017

Continental is teaming with wireless connectivity provider, Carnegie Technologies to ensure vehic...


Continental starts building new China R&D centre

13 June 2017

Continental has begun the construction of a new R&D centre in the Chinese city of Chongqing t...


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators...


just-auto Plus only Ford US sales up 2.2% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Ford Motor Company’s overall US sales for May 2017 totalled 241,126 vehicles, a 2.2% gain c...


Continental collaborates with NIO over EV tech

1 June 2017

Continental has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NIO, a global electric ve...



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