• infineon.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • renault fluence z.e.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • degenhart.continental.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium: Conti CEO provides automated driving timetable


    Conti CEO Degenhart: In future, drivers can watch a movie while sitting behind the wheel(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 ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • daimler winkler.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • conti hiebl.automotiveIT

    Hiebl to head Continental's Infotainment & Connectivity unit


    Johann Hiebl (Photo: Continental) Johann Hiebl will head Continental's Automotive's Infotainment & Connectivity business unit from Dec. 1, the German automotive supplier said Thursday. Hiebl, 51, Â joined Continental's Body & Security business unit in 1985 and has held a series of management positions at the company in Europe, ...

  • continental ruf.automotiveIT

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


    Continental's Ruf sees driver distraction as a problem in connecting cars (Photo: automotiveIT) 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 ...

  • conti fiat infotainment.automotiveIT

    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 ...


    Continental combines inertial sensors, occupant safety divisions


    Continental says its systems approach will make it easier to offer automakers integrated safety solutions (Photo: Continental) Continental, which sees its ability to offer integrated solutions as a major competitive advantage, has combined its inertial sensors and airbag control segments into a new unit, Passive Safety & Sensorics. The German ...

  • continental software.automotiveIT

    1,500 software engineers wanted at Germany's Continental


    Continental expects the connected car to generate additional programming demands (Photo: Continental) Continental is looking to add about 1,500 new software developers to its global workforce in a bid to stay competitive with products that rely ever more on sophisticated IT components. The German automotive supplier group, one of the ...