Automated driving will add greater comfort to our mobility and help us to achieve other important goals: increased safety on the roads, improved traffic flow, and lower fuel consumption.
Competition, environmental regulations, digital technologies, new players in the transport business, a lack of qualified drivers – the transport industry is not short of challenges, as the fourth Continental Mobility Study shows.
"Truck platooning" – or the electronic towbar – significantly reduces fuel consumption
Video Games and their Influence on Automated Driving.
With Continental's help, partially automated driving has already become a reality
Let’s hear from the experts! In the first part of our tech talk, Dr. Andree Hohm and Dr. Björn Filzek, two engineers in leading roles at Continental, reveal how automation will change the way we drive – and why science fiction is closer to reality than we think.
The audience demanded a sequel: in the second part of our movie talk, engineer Andree Hohm explains why "I, Robot" might have anticipated the HMI of the future – and why the ideal traffic system will not resemble the one depicted in "Minority Report".
Driverless cars have sparked Hollywood’s imagination for decades. But are its depictions of autonomous vehicles realistic – or just pipe dreams? We asked Andree Hohm, leading engineer at Continental, to do a reality check for us. The results are astonishing.
The new website fosters discussions of legal and social aspects on the mobility of the future.
Wolfgang Schäfer exemplified the impact of digitalization on the automotive industry and Continental in particular in his keynote speech “Man vs. machine? Self-driving cars and digital factories” during a media event in November 2015.
Continental delivers new answers to the questions posed by future mobility.
“Continental Is Shaping the Mobility of the Future”; Interview on occasion of the Continental Mobility Study 2015.
Technology from Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. critical as a breakthrough enabler for highly or fully automated driving.
An automated car needs to manage many tasks. For example, it needs to know exactly where it is, what the road in front of it looks like, which traffic lights are relevant for the lane it is in, and what color they are at that moment. Continental is forging ahead with the development of automated driving by developing solutions for tasks such as these three examples through individual projects.
As we move toward even safer, more efficient and more comfortable vehicles, development of automated driving represents a key technology (PDF).
How significant is driving worldwide? In the future, will the motives behind mobility be more rational than emotional? These are some core questions of the Continental Mobility Study 2015.
BMWi flagship project “Ko-HAF” launched with 16 partners
In a test vehicle, Continental displays the combination of adaptive cruise control and elements of the dynamic eHorizon
Findings to the acceptance of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving.
Parking Pilot, Highway Chauffeur, Highway Pilot: Automated driving not only represents the next step in the evolution of technology, it also provides added value in various ways, especially for the driver. Benefits include relaxation, more time, enhanced safety, and greater comfort and convenience. Some sample applications show what this might look like.
The development of products and systems for automated driving is one of the central themes of the long-term technology strategy of Continental.
State-of-the-art safety technologies for the vehicle interior and environment come together in the Continental concept
Progressive automation by 2025: Partial automation possible as early as 2016.