Continental has built a demo vehicle to enable driverless mobility, especially in cities. The vehicle, named CUbE (Continental Urban mobility Experience) will start its trials at Continental’s Frankfurt location. Solutions for driverless robo taxis are developed cross-divisional. The company has therefore access to an almost complete product portfolio of its own sensors, actuators, control units and communication and networking technology.
With the Cruising Chauffeur, Continental offers an autopilot for highway and secondary roads that supports the driver on longer distances and allows the driver to relax during daily commute.
A valet parking service can usually be found in front of hotels, airports and restaurants as well as at events and some parking garages, where drivers hand their keys over to an attendant at the entrance. The attendant then finds a parking space, parks the car and brings it back to the transfer point for collection. The technology company Continental has developed an automated solution, which makes it possible for the car itself to perform valet parking.
The Trained Parking function records and stores the sequence of a parking procedure. When the procedure is to be repeated, at the touch of a button, the vehicle independently performs the previously learned parking procedure.
BEE (short for Balanced Economy and Ecology mobility concept)
How Continental visualize the safe, clean, intelligently connected and affordable mobility of the future demonstrates the vehicle concept BEE (short for Balanced Economy and Ecology mobility concept). The BEE, with its perfectly developed flocking behavior, is part of an entire mobility family in the urban environment. Designed for one or two adults, it provides stress-free, comfortable and individual city travel in Continental’s future scenarios. The BEE reaches a speed of 60 km/h and is in use for more than 350 km every day. Later, it is intended to be part of a swarm of autonomous, electrically operated vehicles in different sizes and with different features for use in everyday life and in doing so, become a byword for maximum individuality. The BEE can be called to your location using an app. In Continental’s mobility concept, there are only a few minutes between ordering the BEE online and its arrival.