Posts Tagged: Continental

Continental wins award for connected tire concept

The Journey to Automation award presented by the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) has named Continental the Overall Winner in the award’s six categories, and the winner of the Tire Technology Award. The UK-based trade journal honored Continental for its Conti C.A.R.E. tire concept. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrification.) is a wheel/tire concept that uses… Read more »

Vitesco’s new compact transmission for PHEVs

Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of German parts maker Continental, has unveiled a new compact transmission for PHEVs. As a PHEV contains two separate power sources, the additional complexity can raise costs to a level that prohibits significant market penetration, says Vitesco. To solve the problem, the company has created the DHT transmission. The DHT… Read more »

VW to manufacture Continental servers for its ID family of EVs

Volkswagen will begin manufacturing a server developed by parts supplier Continental for its upcoming ID family of EVs. VW will use the technology as an in-car application server that will allow wireless updates in the future. The new server forms just one part of the more comprehensive ICAS1 processor, one of three central processors that… Read more »

Continental’s new power module is designed for electric SUVs

Automotive supply giant Continental has launched a third-generation power module designed for a broad range of EVs, including electric SUVs and race cars. The new generation delivers six times the performance of the company’s first-generation power electronics and a reduction in weight from 12 kilograms to 8 kilograms. Continental produces its new power electronics using… Read more »

Continental showcases full hybrid with 48-volt drive system

Continental has introduced a 30 kW, 48-volt high-power drive system for full hybrid vehicles, which it says is cheaper than the high-voltage systems used up to now. Until now, manufacturers have typically used 48-volt systems in “mild hybrid” vehicles, in which the electric motor doesn’t drive the vehicle directly, but only assists the ICE. Full… Read more »

Continental’s thermal management solutions aim to increase EV range in cold temperatures

Automotive tech specialist Continental has introduced several thermal management (TM) technologies for increasing EV efficiency during summer and winter. This portfolio includes sensors, BLDC-driven pumps, hydraulics and valves. The company also produces smart lines and hoses paired with special sealing solutions. Continental claims that its systems can increase EV range by up to 25% in… Read more »

Continental says its AllCharge system will provide maximum power, no matter the charging station

Continental’s AllCharge is a technology that aims to provide a universal charging experience for EVs. The way it sets out to do this is simple, yet surprisingly unique: Instead of using purpose-built charging components, AllCharge makes use of the existing components of an EV’s electric powertrain to charge the vehicle. “Normally you have to swallow… Read more »

Continental introduces innovative wheel and braking concept for EVs

Automotive supply giant Continental has developing a new type of wheel and braking system to meet the specific requirements of electrified vehicles. The New Wheel Concept is based on a new division between the wheel and the axle. The wheel consists of two parts, the aluminum carrier star, which remains permanently bolted to the wheel… Read more »

Continental’s AllCharge makes EVs compatible with different charging technologies

Auto supply giant Continental says it has an answer to the problems posed by non-standardized EV charging infrastructure. The company’s AllCharge system is based on the components of a conventional electric powertrain (electric motor and inverter). As constant AC/DC switching at different voltages is already an inherent feature of the electric powertrain, these components already… Read more »

Continental 48-volt hybrid drive goes into production in new Renault

Automotive supplier Continental has been working with Renault since 2013 on a mild hybrid system that operates at 48 volts, instead of the 300-400 volts usually used in hybrid vehicles. The new Hybrid Assist system is slated to go into production in Renault’s new Scénic and Grand Scénic models. Instead of a conventional starter generator,… Read more »