Jaguar’s Ziebart to speak at London automotiveIT Congress

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Wolfgang Ziebart, engineering director at Jaguar Land Rover, will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural automotiveIT International Congress in London. As the former CEO of German chip maker Infineon, Ziebart is ideally placed to discuss the strengthening ties between automakers and the high-tech industry. Since Ziebart joined JLR in July, the British premium car […]

IAA: Continental, IBM cooperate on connected vehicle technology

Continental expect partially automated driving to start in 2016 (Photo: Continental)

FRANKFURT – Continental and IBM will jointly develop connected-vehicle technologies for the auto industry. The two companies announced their joint plans at a press conference at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) Tuesday. “Step-by-step development of future mobility is highly complex and requires strong partnerships with global IT industry players,” said Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart. Degenhart, […]

German research project promises faster diagnostics

Car repairs could be carried out faster as chips are adapted (Photo: ATU)

A German research project holds out a promise of faster diagnostics and shorter auto repair times. The project, which is called Diana, involves semiconductor maker Infineon, automotive supplier Continental and premium car maker Audi along with several German research institutes and universities Infineon said in a press release that the project had found ways to improve the […]

Conti, Oerlikon to jointly develop EV transmissions

Greater powertrain efficiency could enhance EVs' driving range. Pictured is the Renault Fluence Z.E (Photo: Renault)

Germany’s Continental and Switzerland’s Oerlikon will jointly develop and market integrated motor and transmission systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. The aim of the cooperation is to improve the efficiency of electric powertrains by improving the integration of electric motors and transmissions. “Electric drive is a field where integrated system-level optimization is the only way to […]

CAR Symposium: Conti CEO provides automated driving timetable

Conti CEO Degenhart (Photo: Arjen Bongard

BOCHUM — Partially automated driving will be possible in three years, Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart said Tuesday. The head of the major German automotive supplier said that by 2016 some form of automated driving could start at limited speeds on highways where complexity is limited. Top speed for this form of driving could be 30 […]

CES: Continental deploys magic to reduce driver distraction

Continental's technology moves content between screens with the swipe of a hand (Photo: Continental)

LAS VEGAS – Continental is showcasing what it calls “digital companion” technologies at the CES consumer electronics fair here. The German automotive supplier says “meaningful driving information systems” are replacing traditional in-car dashboards and advanced vehicle electronics are becoming a key differentiator for car brands. At the Las Vegas show, the largest consumer electronics event […]

CAR Symposium – Bochum

smart CEO Annette Winkler was one of the speakers at the 2012 CAR Symposium (Photo: CAR Symposium)

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and his counterpart at Renault, Carlos Ghosn, will be two of the featured speakers at the 2013 CAR Symposium, which will take place in Bochum January 29 and 30, 2013. The CEOs will be joined by new Volvo Chief Hakan Samuelsson and by Elmar Degenhart, head of German automotive supplier Continental. […]

Hiebl to head Continental’s Infotainment & Connectivity unit

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Johann Hiebl will head Continental’s Automotive’s Infotainment & Connectivity business unit from Dec. 1, the German automotive supplier said Thursday. Hiebl, 51,  joined Continental’s Body & Security business unit in 1985 and has held a series of management positions at the company in Europe, the US and Japan. Most recently, Hiebl headed a customer segment […]

carIT Congress: Autonomous driving to start with commercial vehicles – Continental exec

Continental's Ruf

Autonomous driving is likely to start with commercial vehicles rather than with passenger cars, a senior Continental executive said Tuesday. “I think it’s easier to realize with trucks, which move at a slower speed, tend to stick to the right lane and already often drive in a cue on the highway,” said Michael Ruf, who […]

Conti develops upgradable infotainment system for Fiat

Content on Fiat's new infotainment system can be accessed through a 5 inch touch screen (Photo: Continental)

Continental has developed an upgradable infotainment system for Fiat that will debut on the new Fiat 500L this month. The German automotive supplier said the system will be available in various configurations from a simple radio to an advanced multimedia system. After the 500L, it will be rolled out in other Fiat and Chrysler models. […]