Continental’s Dr. Cramer on safety and China

Hannover, Germany - Dr. Ralf Cramer is the President and Member of the Executive Board, Chassis & Safety Division,Continental AG. On the day it was announced that Dr. Ralf Cramer was been President of Continental- China Dr. Cramer set down with a group of journalists to talk about safety. Cramer said that some suppliers are [...]

Continental’s research and development of tires

The future of tires Hannover, Germany - Continental Dr. Hagan Schoenfield, research and development of tires, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the technologies of the future. So much has been made of electrification and automated driving, but the one constant for the future is that, so far, we still need four tires [...]

Continental’s first in the world Braking Analyzer

Hannover, Germany - Precise and consistent are how Stefan Heine, head of testing for indoor braking, described the biggest benefit of Continental AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer) to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Right outside the indoor facility is the old rusted track that thousands of cars have traveled over to test the braking parameters [...]

Continental’s programmable clusters

Alexander Klotz, Continental AG, shows www.drivingthenation.com how changing the color on the outside of a cluster can change the look of the interior of the car. More important is the ability to change the information you need, as you need it. The ability to scroll through information instead of it being stagnant analog characters. Watch [...]

Continental’s urban safety curbside detection

Alzenau, Germany - I was at the Department of Motor Vehicles the other day and a little 16-year old girl was practically in tears. Clearly, she had failed her driving test. Her Father, was gently questioning what happened, "I don't know, Dad, I thought I left enough room, but I hit the curb." [...]

Continental’s M2XPRO, a step into the future

V2X communications system Technology is dependent on many components coming together at the same time, with the same precision. Dr. Marc Menzel, an expert on wireless communication at Continental AG talked to www.drivingthenation.com about M2XPRO communications. Continental is developing an M2XPro sensor that can be combined with Continental's intelligent antenna module for use in the [...]

Continental’s Emergency steer assist concept

Bernd Hartmann is the Chassis Systems Advanced Engineering manager for Continental Chassis & Safety Division. Hartmann took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, for a ride on Continental proving grounds in Frankfurt, Germany to show us what Emergency Steer Assist is. The initial development stage is expected to reach production readiness in two to [...]