Klaus Bluem, until recently CIO at MAN Energy Solutions, is the new chief information officer at Czech carmaker Skoda. Bluem succeeded Ralf Brunken, who is assuming other responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group. Both Skoda and MAN are subsidiaries of Volkswagen. Earlier in his career, Bluem, who studied economics and business at Germany’s Heidelberg University, worked Read More..
Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience. The two companies, which unveiled the platform at the MWC Barcelona mobile industry show, said the platform uses blockchain technology to assure that data is shared in a secure Read More..
As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play. The transformation of the auto industry is forcing suppliers to be Read More..
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game. Though no major keynotes by auto-company CEOs have been announced to date, the number of companies preparing to show cars or car-related products at the annual consumer electronics gathering in Las Vegas seems to have grown Read More..
Continental will show a series of future city technologies at the CES, Las Vegas, next month, including a demonstration version of its Intelligent Intersection solution. This integrates DSRC (dedicated short-range communications), data feeds from traffic and sensor fusion algorithms to create a model 3D view of an intersection. Oncoming drivers can be alerted of signal Read More..
Dirk Abendroth, a former BMW manager and currently a senior executive at electric-vehicle startup Byton, will become chief technology officer at Continental’s automotive division, effective January 1. Abendroth will oversee all global R&D in a new company the German automotive supplier will form next year. The Byton manager, 43, has expertise in key areas such Read More..
Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier technology will provide the Swedish premium car group with a computing platform that offers more power for advanced driver assistance systems and the flexibility to upgrade the car’s functions if and when needed. Nvidia’s technology will deliver “Level 2+” automated driving features, indicating it will offer more than today’s traditional ADAS Read More..
HANOVER – All connected cars are under threat from cyber attacks, a senior security expert said Tuesday. Addressing the carIT Congress here, Michael Mueller, president Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Argus Cyber Security, identified four scenarios for cyber attacks on vehicles: Amateurs such as students who are experimenting Former employees who use inside Read More..
Continental is joining the UC Berkeley DeepDrive center (BDD), an artificial intelligence research partnership which is focusing on optimizing speed of neural networks and protecting AI systems in safety-critical applications. The first year of the five-year joint research programme will focus on the testability of AI algorithms in safety-relevant systems, and how to operate AI Read More..
Elektrobit, a subsidiary of Continental, has announced a modular solution for safe and secure updating of connected and automated vehicle fleets. EB cadian Sync establishes a secure end-to-end communication channel for over-the-air (OTA) updates to a vehicle’s ECUs as well as to head units and infotainment systems. Created in partnership with Argus Cyber Security, EB Read More..