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      Joint Forces: Bundling Tires And Automotive Know-How for Advanced Product Solutions

      We stand as the only automotive supplier seamlessly integrating tire, sensor, and chassis control architecture expertise in-house. And this already for over 25 years.
      Nikolai Setzer
      Chairman of the Executive Board

      By bundling our tires and automotive know-how, we have been at the forefront of developing smart solutions that enhance safety, driving comfort, reduce maintenance costs, and promote sustainability. Regardless of whether for cars or fleet solutions encompassing trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles.

      The "30-meters car"

      In 1999, we showcased the synergy of tire sensors and driver assistance control systems. A groundbreaking achievement followed in 2000 with the introduction of the "30-meters car", demonstrating a compact-sized vehicle's ability to stop within 30 meters from a speed of 100kph. This milestone marked the collaborative efforts of Continental’s Tires and Automotive experts within the company, optimizing the tire and brake system using data from tire sensors for minimized braking distances.

      Tire management solutions

      Our tire-centric innovations have evolved over the years, incorporating solutions like Tire Information Systems (TIS). These solutions, supported by Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), monitor tire pressure, temperature, load, tread depth and provide real-time information on road conditions, enhancing vehicle safety.

      Continuing this legacy, our digital tire management solution, ContiConnect, leverages automotive sensor expertise to enable fleet operators to optimize maintenance intervals and extend vehicle operating times.

      A current focus involves AI-based solutions to monitor tire tread depth. Combined with our Holistic Motion Control Software, central control unit and wheel and chassis sensors, this comprehensive setup anticipates road condition changes, reducing braking distances, improving vehicle stability, and enhancing safety.

      The cloud-based eHorizon platform, enriched with Dynamic Road Events, integrates static and dynamic real-time data for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, chassis, and powertrain functions. This platform offers crucial information beyond traditional vehicle sensor capabilities, including traffic conditions, accidents, construction zones, slippery road conditions, and obstacles.

      The unique collaboration between tires and automotive experts and bundling their know-how is a great way to demonstrate how advanced and innovative solutions can ensure more than just safety.

      Shaping the future of mobility is not easy. But it gets easier when the right talents are on board. Only together can we develop solutions that make tomorrow even safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. Do you want to be a part of it? Then find out more about career opportunities at Continental: Your Career at Continental

      Published: February 2024