- Chairman of Continental’s Executive Board Dr. Elmar Degenhart: “Environmentally efficient and socially accepted technologies are the key ingredients for a healthy mobility ecosystem”
- Production successes for the lighter, fully integrated electric axle drive, autonomous driving systems and 5G connectivity
- Technological expertise in the service of society: Vision Zero – the vision of zero-accident driving and CO2-neutral mobility
Hanover, July 7, 2019: In the run-up to the IAA in September 2019 in Frankfurt, technology company Continental will be presenting numerous innovations that reflect the three major trends of the industry summit, all under the tagline of “Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life.”
“Zero accidents, zero emissions and zero stress thanks to smart connectivity and convenience: this is what our pioneering technologies are helping to realize. Technology is our strength and is an area in which Continental has an outstanding level of expertise,” says Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the Continental Executive Board.
In the past year alone, the company has invested more than €3 billion in research and development for the next generation of mobility. A significant proportion of this amount will go toward technologies for new in-vehicle functions.
“With our investments in research and development, we are significantly shaping the greatest upheaval in the automotive industry since its birth and are doing so from a leading position,” continues Degenhart, adding, “Our alternative drive systems and Continental technologies for automated and autonomous driving, as well as for the connected car, are the key ingredients for a healthy mobility ecosystem. Our aim is to develop new technologies that are both environmentally efficient and socially accepted. In this way, we intend to protect not only the ecological climate, but the economic and social ones as well.”
Impressive technology: first fully integrated electric axle drive goes into production
Millions of vehicles are already on the move today with Continental technology. This year will still see major innovations relating to Continental’s automotive trend topics going into production for the first time.