automotiveIT publishes book about car industry’s future

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MUNICH – Germany’s Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world’s biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page – English-language – book is titled “Automotive 4.0 – The Digital Revolution.” […]

Continental hires Google exec for new Silicon Valley unit

Former Google executive Oz will head Continental's new Silicon Valley unit(Photo: Continental

Continental is setting up a beachhead in Silicon Valley, in a move to make sure it is part of a growing automotive and IT community in California mapping out the future of personal transportation. The Hanover-based automotive supplier said it is putting together an international team of specialists who will focus on intelligent transportation systems […]

Handelsblatt Automotive Summit – Munich


The Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, which features presentations by several German automaker CEOs, will be held in Munich October 30 and 31. Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche will be among the speakers, as will Opel CEO Thomas Neumann, Volvo Cars chief Hakan Samuelsson and Continental boss Elmar Degenhart. The annual conference, which is […]

Ranking: Continental biggest automotive supplier


A new ranking of the world’s 100 biggest automotive suppliers surprisingly puts Germany’s Continental at the top of the list, above mainstays such as Robert Bosch and Denso. The ranking, published by Germany’s Automobil Produktion, looks at revenue – in dollars – generated directly by sales to the automotive industry and doesn’t consider a company […]

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 […]