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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.

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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.

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just-auto Plus only Contitech develops hi-temp sleeve air springs

22 September 2016

ContiTech has further expanded its range of temperature-resistant air springs. Sleeve air springs for cab suspension are now also suitable for extreme temperatures between -40°C and +100°C. As a result, they meet the increasing requirements for...


just-auto Plus only Continental/TomTom partner over data archiving

22 September 2016

TomTom Telematics and Continental have announced a collaboration to create a more efficient data archiving solution for HGVs. The alliance brings together Europe’s number one fleet management and transportation compliance solution providers, and will...


just-auto Plus only Continental iTyres with digital tyre check sensors

22 September 2016

In 2013, with the release of the ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system, Continental paved the way for intelligent tyres. And now, with its iTyre range, the premium tyre manufacturer is unveiling an even more user-friendly digital tyre check...


just-auto Plus only Continental develops ProViu Detect system

22 September 2016

Around 20% of accidents involving trucks with pedestrians or cyclists occur when the vehicle is turning right, and this is why Continental, the international technology company decided to develop a system that assists truck drivers on right turns, making the...


just-auto Plus only Continental develops head-up display for CVs

22 September 2016

It has already conquered the mid-range cars, but it’s still new in the world of trucks, the head-up display (HUD). Continental is one of the world’s first companies to develop a HUD for commercial vehicles and has installed the technology in its...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck&Bus offers Rio cloud-based operating sys

21 September 2016

As of the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus will be offering an open and cloud-based "operating system" for the entire transportation industry. It is a first that all players in the supply chain, shippers, dispatchers, carriers, drivers...


just-auto Plus only Contitech offers lightweight air spring for trucks

20 September 2016

For use in trucks, ContiTech offers an air spring with an innovative plastic piston in a lightweight design, which further reduces the weight of the vehicle and features an integrated buffer support for the first time. By fully utilising the inner volume, ride...


just-auto Plus only Continental unveils Dandelion rubber tyres for CVs

20 September 2016

A technical revolution, now also available for commercial vehicles: Continental is for the first time unveiling components and tyres for trucks and buses made from natural rubber derived from dandelion roots. At the forthcoming International Motor Show...


Continental successfully tests dandelion tyres

14 September 2016

Continental has produced a small batch of its ContiWinterContact TS 850 P tyres with treads made exclusively of rubber from the dandelion root, for testing. In drives at test sites in Arividsjaur (Swedish Lapland) and at the Contidrom (Lower Saxony), the tyres made of 'Taraxagum' demonstrated properties expected by developers.


just-auto Plus only Contitech expands its air spring business

14 September 2016

New markets, new production facility, new products: ContiTech is further expanding its global air spring business in the commercial vehicle replacement market. “Customers value the quality, reliability, and availability of our products and this is what...


just-auto Plus only ContiSilent technology reduces tyre rolling noise

14 September 2016

In addition to optimal handling characteristics, vehicle manufacturers also expect particularly quiet rolling noise that is subjectively perceived as acceptable by the vehicle occupants. That's why Continental has introduced a new technology that...


just-auto Plus only Contiseal technology averts 85% flat tyres

14 September 2016

Using technology they call ContiSeal, the leading German tyre manufacturer has developed a system that makes it possible for a vehicle to continue on its way even after a tyre has been punctured by a screw or nail: A protective layer on the inside of the...


just-auto Plus only ContiTech appoints HR head

9 September 2016

International industrial partner ContiTech has appointed a new manager for its HR department. Sabine Jaskula, who has worked in the Continental Corporation in various senior positions for over 15 years, is assuming central HR responsibility for the ContiTech...


just-auto Plus only Benecke-Kaliko scratch resistant materials for CVs

9 September 2016

As a strong partner for the commercial vehicle industry, Benecke-Kaliko, a ContiTech company, will be presenting ultra-scratch-resistant surface materials for commercial vehicle interiors at IAA 2016. The product family, which is being sold under the name...


just-auto Plus only Continental aims for accident-free driving

6 September 2016

No traffic deaths, no injuries and no accidents, Continental’s long-term goal is accident-free driving with Vision Zero. “In our opinion the world accident rate, with 3,300 deaths and 140,000 injuries per day, is completely unacceptable,”...


just-auto Plus only Continental offers flexible working conditions

6 September 2016

For the first time, international technology company Continental is formulating global regulations for flexible working conditions. The package includes offers for mobile working, part-time and flexi-time hours, and extended professional leave (sabbaticals)....


just-auto Plus only Continental appoints new executive vice president

6 September 2016

The leading technology company Continental has appointed Dr. Frank Rabe executive vice president of the business unit instrumentation and driver HMI within the interior division as of 1 October, 2016. Dr. Rabe started his professional career 1995 in the...


just-auto Plus only Continental brake discs comply with ECE standards

5 September 2016

Disc brakes of the ATE product brand from the Continental technology group already meet the technical requirements of ECE R90, even before the regulation is introduced. Before the European quality standard for brake discs comes into force in November 2016,...


just-auto Plus only Continental aims on truck platooning technology

5 September 2016

"Every percent counts toward lower consumption," says Dr. Elmar Degenhart, CEO of the international technology company Continental, referring to the importance of low-emission transport. Accordingly, the company is developing components and systems...


just-auto Plus only Continental presents smart access using BLE

2 September 2016

The international automotive supplier and technology leader Continental supplies vehicle manufacturers with a wide-range of secure and reliable solutions for accessing vehicles and starting engines. Continental is heavily involved in the ongoing enhancement...


just-auto Plus only Continental expands its ADAS business in Asia

30 August 2016

Asia remains the number one growth market for the automotive industry - and the numbers are impressive: Over 50% of all vehicles produced worldwide come from Asian car manufacturers and approximately 30% of all vehicles manufactured worldwide come from...


just-auto Plus only Continental adds new catalyst substrate for HCVs

26 August 2016

At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover (September 22–29), the international technology company Continental will present a solution for close coupled exhaust gas aftertreatment systems in heavy commercial vehicles. Positioning the diesel oxidation...


just-auto Plus only Continental to unveil its innovations at IAA 2016

25 August 2016

With its innovations for commercial vehicles, international technology company Continental can achieve fuel savings of up to six litres per 100 kilometres. This value is a result of the systematic implementation of all the technologies available during series...


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...

Continental news

just-auto Plus only Contitech develops hi-temp sleeve air springs

22 September 2016

ContiTech has further expanded its range of temperature-resistant air springs. Sleeve air springs...


just-auto Plus only Continental/TomTom partner over data archiving

22 September 2016

TomTom Telematics and Continental have announced a collaboration to create a more efficient data...


just-auto Plus only Continental iTyres with digital tyre check sensors

22 September 2016

In 2013, with the release of the ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system, Continental...


just-auto Plus only Continental develops ProViu Detect system

22 September 2016

Around 20% of accidents involving trucks with pedestrians or cyclists occur when the vehicle is t...


just-auto Plus only Continental develops head-up display for CVs

22 September 2016

It has already conquered the mid-range cars, but it’s still new in the world of trucks, the...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck&Bus offers Rio cloud-based operating sys

21 September 2016

As of the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus will be offering an open and cloud-based &q...



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