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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

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 car, but most importantly, tires. Run-Flat Tires When run-flat tires first came out a few years ago, many people thought that they were [...]

Continental Automotive 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 most of [...]

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 [...]

CES technology you’ve come a long way bandwidth

What did bandwidth get you back in the 1980s? the 90s? the beginning of the 21st century? Brett Stark, Continental's telematics group goes through the levels of bandwidth. What year/decade did Level 1 bandwidth come on the market? What could one do on Level 1? We go through the levels of bandwidth with Stark and [...]

John Batchelor Larry Kudlow #NAIAS2017

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS2017) was overshadowed by President Elect Donald J. Trump's tweets. Vice President Joe Biden walked through the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. While sitting in a Chrysler sedan, I asked Biden if could talk about electric cars. He spoke of the 25,000-mile electric charging station that he and President [...]