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CES 2017: CONTINENTAL SHOWCASES THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR FUTURE DIGITAL MOBILITY

Advanced driver assistance systems, security solutions, concepts for cleaner drives, and holistic connectivity: The list of pioneering products from Continental is expanding as the automotive industry continues its rapid shift towards software and mobility services. To demonstrate its interpretation of the digitalization of the automotive world, the international technology company showcased a selection of products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“The entire automotive industry is undergoing a revolution and we at Continental are playing an active role in shaping it. On the basis of our solid expertise in systems integration and our years of experience in the field of vehicle connectivity, we are constantly adapting our products in line with the latest market trends. For example, we are developing the building blocks of new mobility solutions for our customers and helping to shape the mobility of tomorrow together. At the CES in Las Vegas, we will showcase the very latest solutions which will be taking us into the future,” says Helmut Matschi, member of the Executive Board at Continental and head of the Interior Division.

CONTINENTAL INTRODUCES IN-VEHICLE BIOMETRICS 

The new Continental cloud terminal offers maximum flexibility in the cockpit. Applications that used to be integrated directly in the head unit have now moved over to the cloud, where they are processed before being displayed on a powerful browser. This ensures that the system is always up-to-date and that new functions can be added at any time.

In addition, the terminal uses HTML5 technology to develop and display the cloud applications, which not only enables platform-independent development of applications, but also allows data to be displayed on different displays with different resolutions. As a result, vehicle manufacturers can roll out the applications across different models and vehicle classes.

The cloud terminal also acts as the driver’s digital assistant, analyzing the driver’s habits at different times of the day and week and, on this basis, automatically setting the entertainment program to play, the driver’s favorite radio station on the way to work in the morning. Other applications can be similarly optimized: Another convenient option: if the driver goes to the gym every Wednesday afternoon, the route to the gym is displayed automatically when the system is started.

Even the standard radio can be optimized in important ways through the addition of extra cloud services and artificial intelligence systems. Continental’s service unites multiple offerings in one crowdsourcing concept designed to make the radio an intelligent system. This means that drivers can view the schedule of any station at any given time and choose exactly the station they’re in the mood for. Also, stations can automatically switch to the driver´s favorite artist. The package is rounded off by the system’s ability to provide recommendations of other, specialized radio stations based on the driver’s listening habits.

Biometric access increases safety and provides personalization options
Biometric access increases safety and provides personalization options

CLOUD TERMINAL MAKES THE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM INTELLIGENT & FLEXIBLE

The new Continental cloud terminal offers maximum flexibility in the cockpit. Applications that used to be integrated directly in the head unit have now moved over to the cloud, where they are processed before being displayed on a powerful browser. This ensures that the system is always up-to-date and that new functions can be added at any time.

In addition, the terminal uses HTML5 technology to develop and display the cloud applications, which not only enables platform-independent development of applications, but also allows data to be displayed on different displays with different resolutions. As a result, vehicle manufacturers can roll out the applications across different models and vehicle classes.

The cloud terminal also acts as the driver’s digital assistant, analyzing the driver’s habits at different times of the day and week and, on this basis, automatically setting the entertainment program to play, the driver’s favorite radio station on the way to work in the morning. Other applications can be similarly optimized: Another convenient option: if the driver goes to the gym every Wednesday afternoon, the route to the gym is displayed automatically when the system is started.

Even the standard radio can be optimized in important ways through the addition of extra cloud services and artificial intelligence systems. Continental’s service unites multiple offerings in one crowdsourcing concept designed to make the radio an intelligent system. This means that drivers can view the schedule of any station at any given time and choose exactly the station they’re in the mood for. Also, stations can automatically switch to the driver´s favorite artist. The package is rounded off by the system’s ability to provide recommendations of other, specialized radio stations based on the driver’s listening habits.

The HTML5-based Cloud Terminal makes infotainment intelligent and flexible
The HTML5-based Cloud Terminal makes infotainment intelligent and flexible

INTELLIGENT GLASS REFINED AND ENHANCED

Continental’s Intelligent Glass, which enables the selective and incremental shading of nearly all car windows at the touch of a button, just got smarter: Continental has added a range of new functions designed to further enhance passenger comfort. Thanks to the integration of Intelligent Glass Control in the vehicle’s electronic communication system, the glass dynamically adjusts itself to different traffic situations. For example, because the system is connected to light sensors, the glass can be tinted at exactly the point where the sun is shining on.

The keyless entry and start system PASE (Passive Start and Entry) is also linked to Intelligent Glass Control, which means that the window tinting can be adjusted as the driver carrying the key approaches the car. Continental’s solution is not limited to specific types of film and is compatible with different technologies such as SPD (Suspended Particle Device), EC (Electro-Chromatic) or PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal).

The Intelligent Glass can adapt itself dynamically to several traffic situations
The Intelligent Glass can adapt itself dynamically to several traffic situations

HIGH-QUALITY 3D DISPLAY SURFACE OFFERS NEW COCKPIT DESIGN POSSIBILITIES

The growing demand for functions and digital content in the cockpit means that in-vehicle display surfaces are getting bigger all the time. Fully digital instrument clusters may be ideal for flexibly displaying digital content, but they offer less design flexibility. To enable future drivers to enjoy digital content without having to stare at an old-fashioned flat media display, Continental has developed a 3D display surface featuring optically bonded, topographical elements that restores a sense of quality and design individuality to the classic display.

Three-dimensional display surface for more design on the cockpit
Three-dimensional display surface for more design on the cockpit

FROM AERONAUTICS TO THE ROAD: HIGH-RESOLUTION 3D FLASH LIDAR

 The high-resolution 3D Flash LIDAR vehicle surroundings sensor enables real-time 3D vehicle surroundings monitoring and does not contain any mechanical components. The technology, which has already been tried-and-tested in the field of aeronautics, provides a significantly more comprehensive and detailed view of the entire vehicle surroundings – both during the day and at night – and works reliably even in adverse weather conditions. The High Resolution 3D Flash Lidar expands Continental’s portfolio of vehicle surroundings sensors for advanced driver assistance systems to support highly and fully automated driving in combination with other sensors. Continental was also the recipient of the CES 2017 Innovation Award in the category “Vehicle Intelligence” for its vehicle surroundings radar featuring “Trailer Merge Assist” and “Trailer Length Detection.”

3D Flash Lidar enables a significantly more detailed and accurate field of vision around the entire vehicle
3D Flash Lidar enables a significantly more detailed and accurate field of vision around the entire vehicle

ASSISTED & AUTOMATED DRIVING CONTROL UNIT ENHANCES INTERCONNECTIVITY

The high-resolution 3D Flash LIDAR vehicle surroundings sensor enables real-time 3D vehicle surroundings monitoring and does not contain any mechanical components. The technology, which has already been tried-and-tested in the field of aeronautics, provides a significantly more comprehensive and detailed view of the entire vehicle surroundings – both during the day and at night – and works reliably even in adverse weather conditions. The High Resolution 3D Flash Lidar expands Continental’s portfolio of vehicle surroundings sensors for advanced driver assistance systems to support highly and fully automated driving in combination with other sensors. Continental was also the recipient of the CES 2017 Innovation Award in the category “Vehicle Intelligence” for its vehicle surroundings radar featuring “Trailer Merge Assist” and “Trailer Length Detection.”

The Assisted
The Assisted
 
CHINESE JOINT VENTURE
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