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 electronic-Tire Information Service (eTIS)

Continental electronic-Tire Information Service (eTIS) provides the next generation of sensor technology. Continental has created a sensor that is integrated into the tire to measure accuracy to the highest degree. The eTIS can read tread depth measurement and load detection to meet global legislation demands and inform the driver when to adjust the [...]

June 14, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

Germany June 7, 2013 I'm in Germany this week. I visited Continental tires in Hannover, Germany. They have created a new, more precise way to measure how well their tires perform in rolling resistance and wet braking. It's the first in the world and I will be reporting on it shortly. Right now I'm sitting [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China - Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

Continental AG, and safety, in China

Dr. Ralph Cramer, President, Continental AG's Chassis and Safety Department, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2013 Shanghai auto show. Around 1997, Continental AG sold the first anti-lock brake system (ABS) in China. Sixteen years later they have 18 locations (some with research and development arms) and eight [...]

Tesla talks to Google, Audi puts a Vulcan grip on Mercedes with a fascinating self-parking car

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about tesla talking to Google about autonomous vehicles, and Audi's car commercial that star Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Google was the first autonomous vehicle to get a license to drive their autonomous vehicles in Nevada, Audi was the [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

Host John Batchelor talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the 2013 Shanghai auto show. Batchelor had heard that Great Wall Motors, the largest SUV maker in China, would be the first Chinese automaker to enter the United States in volume. The key word is in volume. BYD's Chairman Wang says they will start [...]

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." [...]

Car concept technologies from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Bosch electricity storage unit In 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and left thousands without electricity. South Korea has had to shut down a couple of nuclear plants for safety checks, which could bring rolling blackouts. It only takes a couple of hours without electricity to realize how dependent you are. Im so glad I [...]

2013 Detroit auto show with Warren Brown and John Batchelor

Sales in the United States are going strong with projections of over 15 million unit's to be sold in 2013 by both J.D. Power and Polk. But Europe is struggling. We have heard that Spain and Italy are in trouble, that Russia has lost it's footing, but now automobile executives are openly talking about Germany [...]

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