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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


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.


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...

Continental news

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 sol...


FRANKFURT - Nexteer expands automated driving line

13 September 2017

Nexteer Automotive is expanding its automated driving range with two new steering technologies th...


Drivers need convincing of automated car benefits

18 August 2017

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits accordi...


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 adh...


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....


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 a...



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