Continental plans to expand its business in sensors and chassis systems that will enable semi- or fully autonomous driving in the coming decade. The German supplier expects that its unique in-tire air-pressure monitor will play a part in that development....More
Positioned at the front of an internal-combustion engine, the component provides restart power as well as 15 kW and up to 74 lb.-ft. of additional torque. The 48V system can synchronize the engine with the driveline at any speed....More
The chief executive says Continental will base its China business on expectations of 24 million-25 million units of light-vehicle production this year. Over time, he says, it will grow to 30 million....More
Some 55% of fatal accidents in the U.S. are caused by a vehicle leaving its lane and striking an object, pedestrian or another vehicle. Continental’s Road Departure Protection system is meant to prevent those collisions....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
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