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 [...]

Continental’s Jeff Klei on autonomous vehicles

Jeff Klei, Continental President, North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about autonomous driving. Previous to the 2013 Las Angeles auto show, the Connected Car Expo, Klei was part of a symposium about autonomous vehicles. When will the public see autonomous cars on the road? Continental AG just announced a deal [...]

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 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 R&D for ADAS

So much of the technology we see is years away from being on the market, but not at the Continental technology event, we attended Frankfurt, Germany. Continental Wolfgang Fey is the director of research & development for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Fey talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Which technologies from the [...]

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 [...]

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