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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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LiDAR Q&A with Velodyne

14 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted with John Eggert, director, automotive sales and marketing, at Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. of San Jose, CA. Velodyne is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of LiDAR sensors and its PUCK sensors have been deployed on numerous autonomous test vehicles. 


CES - Continental Q&A

8 January 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we spoke to Dr Karsten Michels, head of Interior Systems & Technology, division Interior, Continental to learn more about the company’s showcase.


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.

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just-auto Plus only Continental 48v starter generator powers Audi A8

16 January 2018

When coasting to a halt at a red light, the engine in the new Audi A8 shuts down at about 14 mph - much earlier than with a conventional stop-start system. The engine also shuts down periodically during steady-state cruising at speeds starting at approximately...


CES-Continental shows new battery charging system

9 January 2018

Continental is demonstrating two new battery charging systems at this week's CES in Las Vegas.


Conti/Bosch to buy 5% each of Here Technologies

4 January 2018

Continental and Bosch are to acquire a 5% stake in mapping and location services provider, Here Technologies.


Continental and Huawei collaborate on connectivity

20 December 2017

Continental and Huawei have been working with a wireless communication technology called the Cellular Vehicle to Everything, or C-V2X, for autonomous drive applications.


Continental develops fifth generation radar sensor

30 November 2017

Continental says it has developed the fifth generation of its short- and long-range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. Not only does the new generation have greater capacity, it is also based on a scalable modular principle, it says, which, with its graduated function scopes, flexibly supports vehicle manufacturers’ different requirements and electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures.


Continental opens new turbocharger plant in China

28 November 2017

Continental is opening of its first non-European turbocharger plant at the Continental site in Jiading, a suburb of Shanghai, China (production starting this month). The new facility will start producing the Raax turbocharger, developed by Continental for the Volkswagen Group’s EA888 Gen.3B engine platform and in production in Europe since 2016 in the Audi A3.


Continental/Schaeffler hold Premium Supplier Day

28 November 2017

Continental and Schaeffler have staged their fourth joint Premium Supplier Day in Frankfurt.


just-auto Plus only Continental building new tyre plant in Thailand

28 November 2017

The leading technology company Continental celebrated the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, marking the start of construction of its new Greenfield tyre plant in Rayong, Thailand. The ceremony was attended by Chalee Chotiwong, Chief of Provincial...


Lincoln puts Continental HUDs in production

15 November 2017

Ford premium brand Lincoln is putting Continental's head-up display with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology into production for the first time.


Continental posts Q3 sales up 7% to EUR10.7bn

10 November 2017

Continental has reported third-quarter sales up 7% to EUR10.7bn (US$12.5bn), while the nine-month equivalent rose 9% to EUR32.7bn.


Continental/Osram establish auto lighting JV

7 November 2017

Continental and Osram have announced their intention to establish a new lighting joint venture that will combine lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market 'intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry'.


Continental acquires Israeli start-up Argus

6 November 2017

Continental is acquiring Israeli start-up, Argus Cyber Security to become part of its Elektrobit (EB) subsidiary.


just-auto Plus only Continental acquiring Argus Cyber Security

6 November 2017

In order to further strengthen and enhance its capabilities in automotive cyber security, the technology company Continental is acquiring Argus Cyber Security (Argus), one of the global leaders in this domain. Vehicles are becoming increasingly connected...


Continental develops control element for AD

17 October 2017

Continental says it has developed a new control tool to aid the transfer of control between driver and vehicle. Located in the centre console of the vehicle, it continuously informs vehicle occupants of the current driving mode using its kinematic function. The device can be operated in a similar way to a joystick and provides variable haptic feedback to the operator.


just-auto Plus only Continental acquires OTA keys

22 September 2017

Continental announced with its Key as a Service portfolio the availability of its cloud-based solutions Continental Smart Access (CoSmA) and Remote Cloud Key (RCK) to provide convenient and secure keyless vehicle access and start authorisation. Both solutions...


FRANKFURT - Nexteer expands automated driving line

13 September 2017

Nexteer Automotive is expanding its automated driving range with two new steering technologies that enable advanced safety and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving.


Drivers need convincing of automated car benefits

18 August 2017

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits according to a new study.


Continental and Kordsa team on new adhesion

16 August 2017

Continental and textile supplier for the tyre industry, Kordsa, are working together on a new adhesion system standard for bonding reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds.


Conti records H1 net income down 9% to EUR1.5bn

3 August 2017

Continental has unveiled first-half net income attributable to shareholders of the parent down 9.6% to EUR1.5bn (US$1.8bn) although sales rose 10% to EUR22bn.


just-auto Plus only Continental/Magna to test autonomous vehicles

1 August 2017

Two automated driving vehicles will travel more than 300 miles before arriving in Traverse City as part of an international border demonstration by Continental and Magna International The demonstration will start in southeast Michigan and culminate at the...


Continental trials autonomous robo taxi

24 July 2017

Continental is using its corporate expertise in automation, new mobility concepts, and electrification to develop solutions for future urban transport.


Continental invests in EasyMile AD tech firm

10 July 2017

Continental says it has acquired a minority shareholding in the French company EasyMile, a specialist in driverless technology and smart mobility solutions.


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".


Continental to enhance 5G tech for connected cars

25 May 2017

The technology company Continental has 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 cellular based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communications systems.

Continental news

just-auto Plus only Continental 48v starter generator powers Audi A8

16 January 2018

When coasting to a halt at a red light, the engine in the new Audi A8 shuts down at about 14 mph...


LiDAR Q&A with Velodyne

14 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted with John Eggert, director, automot...


CES-Continental shows new battery charging system

9 January 2018

Continental is demonstrating two new battery charging systems at this week's CES in Las Vegas....


CES - Continental Q&A

8 January 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES,...


Conti/Bosch to buy 5% each of Here Technologies

4 January 2018

Continental and Bosch are to acquire a 5% stake in mapping and location services provider, Here T...


Continental and Huawei collaborate on connectivity

20 December 2017

Continental and Huawei have been working with a wireless communication technology called the Cell...



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