Continental has won an order to supply the commercial vehicle sector with telematics units that include high-performance computers for the first time.
Continental will use its telematics experience to complete the order from an unnamed European commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Last year, Continental was the first supplier to put a high-performance computer with software into serial production. The computer connects the electronics architecture, controls data streams and enables over-the-air updates for VW’s all-electronic ID series.
“Continental recognised the potential of high-performance computers at an early stage and used its vehicle electronics know-how, which has grown over many years, to create a foundation for innovative applications – now also for the commercial vehicle sector,” said Continental head of Commercial Vehicles and Services business unit, Gilles Mabire.
In the solution for trucks, the company combines the telematics unit with a high-performance computer, enabling the mapping of a large number of additional functions and different applications. Particularly in the transportation industry, this entails competition-relevant applications ranging from digitalisation of the logistics chain and remote diagnostics to secure over-the-air software updates.
Continental’s solution can manage large data streams generated in the vehicle.