All continental articles – Page 2

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project


    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...

  • LA auto show.automotiveIT

    Connected Car Expo - LA


    The LA Auto Show each year  features a range of new model introductions (Photo: LA Show) The Connected Car Expo (CCE), an exhibition combined with a conference program, kicks off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show November 17. The event aims to promote connectivity in the auto industry ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Continental develops electric drive for China


    Continental expects strong EV demand in China in coming years (Photo: Continental) Continental has developed an electric drive for China in anticipation of an electric-vehicle boom in the world's largest car market. The German automotive supplier said it will introduce the compact, cost-effective, and high-performance system at the Frankfurt ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    In software move, Continental to acquire Elektrobit Automotive


    With the acquisition of Elektrobit, Continental hopes to boost its sofware development expertise (Photo: Continental) Continental is acquiring the automotive business of Finish wireless and electronics group Elektrobit, underlining the growing importance of software for tomorrow's vehicles. Continental said that, subject to antitrust approval, it will pay 600 million ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future


    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 “ ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Continental hires Google exec for new Silicon Valley unit


    Former Google executive Seval 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 ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • Continental.automotiveIT

    Ranking: Continental biggest automotive supplier


    Continental benefited from an exchange-rate conversion that hurt Japan's Denso (Photo: Continental) 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 ...

  • automotiveIT Congress

    Jaguar's Ziebart to speak at London automotiveIT Congress


    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 ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • 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 ...