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Cleaner, connected, ‘breathing’ tyres

30 April 2018

The tyre is a highly complex product packed with advanced material engineering. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one focuses on some recent advances in the tyres arena.


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.

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Continental Powertrain on E-mobility solutions

1 June 2018

Continental generated sales of some €44 billion last year, up 8 percent on 2016. One driver of growth is clean-air technology, which includes hybrid and electric drive systems, more efficient combustion engines, and systems for cleaner emissions. The supplier forecasts that 110 million vehicles will be manufactured in 2025 worldwide. About one in ten of those vehicles will be all electric and one in four will be a hybrid. And by that time, one in five will feature drive solutions from Continental. To learn more, we caught up with Nirad Pandya, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications Head of E-Mobility Programs, Engine Systems Business Unit, Powertrain Division, Continental Automotive.


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.

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Knorr-Bremse, Continental combine on CV autonomous

19 September 2018

Knorr-Bremse and Continental will combine resources to develop a complete system for highly automated driving (HAD) in commercial vehicles.


Continental buys Australian retail group

21 August 2018

KMART Tyre & Auto Service, part of the Wesfarmers group, has been sold to German tyre company Continental for A$350m, according to an Australian media report.


Continental H1 profit up 4% to EUR1.6bn

6 August 2018

Continental has posted first-half net income up 4% to EUR1.6bn (US$1.8bn), with sales growth rising 5.4% to EUR22.4bn.


Continental Structural to add SMC line at Pouance

1 August 2018

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, is to install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Continental and BDD partner over AI research

31 July 2018

Technology company Continental announced that it is expanding its international network for artificial intelligence (AI) in Silicon Valley. "We are joining forces with the world's leading AI researchers," said Demetrio Aiello, head of...


Continental/Argus team on cyber security

25 July 2018

Continental is to offer end-to-end cyber security and over-the-air software update solutions from Argus and Elektrobit (EB) pre-integrated into its connected vehicle electronics products, including telematics units, infotainment systems, gateways and more.


Continental breaks ground on Lithuania plant

23 July 2018

Continental has broken ground at its first EUR95m (US$111m) plant in Kaunas, Lithuania, creating around 1,000 new jobs.


Continental to restructure into 3 business sectors

19 July 2018

The board of Continental is to undertake one of the 'largest organisational realignments in the company’s history' with three new business sectors created. One of the sectors - powertrain - is being readied for a partial IPO in 2019.


Continental, DiDi join forces on connectivity

11 July 2018

China’s internet platform DiDi Chuxing has signed an agreement with German automotive components manufacturer Continental AG to collaborate in exploring and developing opportunities in the area of intelligent connected car technology.


Continental acquires VUK

11 July 2018

Continental has taken over the Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK.


just-auto Plus only Osram Continental JV commences business worldwide

4 July 2018

As of now, the Osram Continental joint venture, set up by the two technology companies Continental and Osram, is up and running. Following the successful completion of all negotiations and the issuance of merger control approvals, the joint venture has been...


just-auto Plus only VWGoA and partners form NAV alliance

27 June 2018

Autonomous driving is creating a need for a new breed of in-vehicle networking solutions that can transmit data between the increasing number of high-resolution sensors, cameras and processing engines at blazing-fast speeds. Today Aquantia, Bosch, Continental,...


VW joins suppliers in AV networking alliance

27 June 2018

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), Aquantia, Bosch, Continental and NVIDIA have announced the formation of the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance, "to drive the ecosystem development required for the next generation of multi-gig ethernet networking in vehicles".


Continental creates 200 jobs with Czech NOx site

19 June 2018

Continental has opened a combined NOx sensor production and storage facility in Trutnov in the Czech Republic creating 200 jobs.


just-auto Plus only Continental Hanover plant completes 300 years

12 June 2018

This year, the technology company Continental celebrates 300 years of surface competence at the Hanover site. The origin of the surface specialist of the Continental group goes back to the year 1718. The founding of the former Wachstuchmacherey vor dem...


Continental opens its new R&D centre in Singapore

7 June 2018

Automotive supplier Continental has opened its third research and development (R&D) building in Singapore.


Continental increases its stakes in DigiLens

18 May 2018

Continental is increasing its investment in DigiLens, the Silicon Valley-based holographic waveguide projection technology company.


Continental says Q1 order intake at record level

8 May 2018

Continental says its overall order intake for Q1 hit a record level (with the order intake on automotive business at EUR11bn - also a record).


just-auto Plus only Continental expands global test drives

27 April 2018

The technology company Continental is expanding its global development activities for the safe launch of automated driving. The engineers are now also testing their test vehicles on autobahns in Lower Saxony. The developers test the systems of the test...


just-auto Plus only Continental building new distribution centre

24 April 2018

Continental has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a cutting-edge distribution centre near Hanover airport. Representatives from the world of politics, construction companies, Continental and the project developer cleared the way for the...


just-auto Plus only Continental/VGF launch autonomous trial

18 April 2018

Developing, researching and experiencing the future – this is where the technology company Continental, Frankfurt transport authority (Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, VGF) and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) are working...


Continental China building new production facility

16 April 2018

Continental has celebrated the groundbreaking of its greenfield facility in Wuhu, China, dedicated to powertrain components.


just-auto Plus only Continental Kaluga plant produces 10m tyres

16 April 2018

The leading technology company Continental, celebrated the production of its 10,000,000 tyre at its tyre plant in Kaluga, Russia, only five years after the start of production. The Kaluga team welcomed on this special occasion government officials,...


Continental develops aquaplaning detection system

13 April 2018

Continental is working on an automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning.


Osram and Continental agree lighting joint venture

4 April 2018

Osram and Continental have agreed a joint venture, in which each has a 50% stake, to combine respective expertise in lighting, light control and electronics.


Continental/ CITC create JV for 48V mild hybrid

7 March 2018

Continental and Chinese automotive supplier and battery manufacturer CITC (Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co., Ltd.) will establish a joint venture for the development and production of 48-volt battery systems for the automotive industry.


Continental plans new Hungarian plant

23 February 2018

Continental has announced the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Hungary to expand its automotive electronics production footprint.


Qualcomm to accelerate commercialisation of C-V2X

23 February 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.


Continental/NVIDIA join on self-driving solutions

6 February 2018

Continental and NVIDIA have announced that they are partnering to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) self-driving vehicle systems based on the NVIDIA Drive platform, with a planned market introduction in 2021 for level 3 features.


just-auto Plus only ContiTech investing further in Hungary

26 January 2018

ContiTech is building on its commitment to Hungary. Over the past one and a half years, the industrial supplier – part of German technology company Continental – has invested around EUR20m (US$24.9m) in its location at Nyíregyháza...

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Knorr-Bremse, Continental combine on CV autonomous

19 September 2018

Knorr-Bremse and Continental will combine resources to develop a complete system for highly autom...


Continental buys Australian retail group

21 August 2018

KMART Tyre & Auto Service, part of the Wesfarmers group, has been sold to German tyre company...


Continental H1 profit up 4% to EUR1.6bn

6 August 2018

Continental has posted first-half net income up 4% to EUR1.6bn (US$1.8bn), with sales growth risi...


Continental Structural to add SMC line at Pouance

1 August 2018

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, is to install a sheet moulding com...


just-auto Plus only Continental and BDD partner over AI research

31 July 2018

Technology company Continental announced that it is expanding its international network for artif...


Continental/Argus team on cyber security

25 July 2018

Continental is to offer end-to-end cyber security and over-the-air software update solutions from...



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