Driving the Nation reports on the leading global automotive suppliers and Global Automotive Components. The term “megasupplier” applies to the top 20 auto suppliers.

Continental brakes save lives and emissions

* Regenerative energy savings due to improved utilization of achievable recuperation potential * Tests of the CO2 savings potential of the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake system in a plug-in hybrid * TÜV confirms in a certified test: MK C1 reduces the amount of CO2 emitted in the WLTP by around 8 g/mi on average compared [...]

By |2019-04-18T12:36:10-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Continental AG, Safety, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tires Made From Soybeans and Dandelions CES2019

What are tires made of? Continental AG received the CES 2019 Innovation Award for its intelligent door system in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. Continental has been at the forefront of technology for ADAS, connected cars, but most importantly, tires. Run-Flat Tires When run-flat tires first came out a few years ago, many [...]

Bosch ~ Private, Profitable, and electrified

"We are in an era of transformation. I would argue that transformation is impacting the auto industry more than any other (industry). The automotive industry is currently the epicenter of innovation. Autonomous vehicles, electrified mobility, and ubiquitous connectivity are expected to transform the entire concept of transportation." Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC There [...]

Micro-Manage air quality with Bosch’s Climo

Air quality and urban mobility are two of the most prominent challenges facing smart cities today. Bosch engineers from India have a solution for monitoring neighborhood pollution levels. The device is called Climo. Climo is a miniaturized air quality system developed as a climate monitoring system to measure air quality in small areas. Climo tracks [...]

Continental Automotive technology concepts

Technology concepts Continental has so many new technologies coming out, some production, some concepts. Here are some clever ideas that haven't gotten the attention they deserve. Continental Automotive Camera Cleaning Systems At least once a week I clean my windshield. I do that so that I can see out of the windshield better. It's something [...]

By |2020-04-19T10:39:08-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Technology|0 Comments

Cruising Chauffeur for emergency situations

"We are working on the entire chain for autonomous driving," Dr. Oliver Fochler said as he drove the test vehicle around the track in Hannover, Germany. He talked about the software, sensors, actuators, what will the cars of tomorrow look like, what will autonomous cars need. We are going around the track, time after time, [...]

Braking news! Continental does a wheelie for EVs

New Wheel Concept The wheels on the EV go round and round, round and round. No matter how much you rethink the wheel, they are round, but that round wheel made out of dandelions still has a lot of technology wear left in it. Continental has generated a new wheel for electric vehicles with the [...]

By |2020-04-04T16:57:21-07:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Continental AG, Tires|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ZF, Continental CAMPING, Hella, WAPo Carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, This week was a bit longer than most. I thought I was getting out of the California heat by going to Austria and Germany, only to find myself in 95 degrees and humidity (something you DCers know all too well; humidity). Heat exhaustion is a real thing; make sure your [...]

Testimony Jeff Klei, Pres, NA Automotive Continental

Levels of Automation The Testimony of Jeff Klei President, North America Automotive Divisions Continental AG Energy and Commerce Committee in front of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee on “Self Driving Cars: Levels of Automation” March 28, 2017 Good morning Chairman Latta, Ranking Member Schakowsky, and members of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and [...]

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