All continental articles – Page 3

  • prostep.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY: Progress cited on open PLM standards


    Continental’s Hoeflich, BMW’s Probst and ProSTEP’s Vetterman (l-to-r) welcomed progress made on PLM openness (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Automakers and suppliers reported major progress in creating common IT standards to be used in product lifecycle management (PLM). "We now have a common understanding with regard to the issue of ...

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    Hoeflich to become new Conti CIO


    Elisabeth Hoeflich (Photo: automotiveIT) Elisabeth Hoeflich will take over as group CIO of German supplier Continental January 1, 2012. Hoeflich, who currently serves as CIO Rubber Group and Corporate Functions at Continental, succeeds Ralf Brunken, who is moving to automaker Volkswagen to become head of all IT application development there. ...

  • conti booth iaa 2011.automotiveIT

    IAA 2011: With e-tire, Continental targets EV market


    Continental will have a 900 square meter booth at the IAA (Model photo: Continental) Continental will unveil a specially designed tire aimed at helping electric vehicles expand their driving range. At the upcoming Frankfurt auto show (IAA), the German automotive supplier and tire maker wants to address some of the ...

  • conti flag.automotiveIT

    Continental to buy Magna radar unit


    Continental is buying the radar engineering unit of Canadian supplier Magna International in a bid to strengthen its position in driver assistance systems. The German automotive supplier said the acquisition of the unit, which has its operations in Ottobrunn near Munich, will enhance its portfolio competence and leading edge in ...

  • continental camera.automotiveIT

    Continental develops stereo camera to improve car safety systems


    Continental says its stereo camera will help cars avoid accidents with pedestrians (source: Continental) German automotive supplier Continental is adding a stereo camera to its “ContiGuard” safety system in an effort to further reduce traffic accidents involving pedestrians. The company said the stereo camera, which uses six-dimensional image analysis is ...

  • ibm rational rhapsody.automotiveIT

    IBM, Inchron provide integrated development tool to Continental, Hella Hueck


    IBM’s Rational Rhapsody provides a visual development environment for systems engineers and software developers German automotive suppliers Continental and Hella Hueck are among the first users of a new suite of development software tools from IBM and Inchron, a maker of design solutions for embedded systems. The software, which is ...

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    A Continental sensor to switch off EV batteries in case of accident


    The evSAT sensor triggers an emergency battery shutdown when the vehicle is in charge mode Continental has developed a system that will shut off a high-voltage electric-vehicle battery in the event of an accident. The German supplier said its evSAT sensor will shut off batteries in a collision when the ...

  • conti electromobility

    Continental wants to double Chinese sales in 5-6 years


    Continental says electric vehicles will grow sharply in China Continental wants to double sales in China in the next five-to-six years and sees electric vehicles playing a key role in this plan. The German automotive supplier, which ranks in the global top-5, said sales in China rose 50 percent to ...

  • Continental CEO Degenhart

    Continental CEO calls for E-mobility masterplan for Germany


    German automotive supplier Continental would like to see a masterplan for e-mobility in Germany. “Continental is totally convinced that electro-mobility is on the brink of an exceptional development. Germany as an automotive nation has a chance to take pole position and become a leading supplier for electromobility,” said Continental CEO ...