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Continental showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2020

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Continental will demonstrate its latest developments of safe, convenient, and efficient solutions in mobility at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Dr. Dirk Abendroth, chief technology officer (CTO), emphasizes: “Digital technologies are driving smart and autonomous mobility. At the CES we thus demonstrate how we are shaping the future and how we are creating a wow-factor in mobility along the areas of software, high-performance computing, safety, user-experience or connectivity.”

Award-winning view through the hood

The “transparent hood” function is the first to be released on the market worldwide. It makes the area under the hood visible and allows the driver to see terrain and obstacles that would otherwise not be visible. Transparent hood is based on Continental’s Surround View system, which consists of four satellite cameras and an electronic control unit.

An intelligent image processing algorithm reconstructs the image below the vehicle and inserts this image exactly into the surround view displayed to the driver. Continental received the CES 2020 Innovation Award in the product category Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation for this innovative technology.

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Satellite cameras make the hood transparent and give the driver a view of the ground below. | © Continental

Secure and convenient: ultra-wideband technology for keyless vehicle access

Continental is working with partners to integrate Ultra-wide band (UWB) technology into future vehicles to make keyless vehicle operation more secure and convenient. When integrated into smartphones, UWB technology has the potential to enable new functions, such as secure passive entry or parking vehicles remotely with a smartphone. UWB will complement the existing short-distance radio standards in keyless vehicle access. The technology company has played a leading role in developing the basis of the UWB wireless standard in relation to vehicle access in the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) with key members including BMW and Apple and looks forward to working with more automakers to integrate the technology into future vehicles. The CCC is working on standardizing the use of UWB and digital keys in general to enable their use for all smartphone operating systems and models.

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Ultra-broadband wireless technology prevents relay attacks and makes keyless operation safer. | © Continental

 

 

Natural 3D Centerstack display: 3D experience without special glasses with touch function

Continental is demonstrating the next generation of the Natural 3D Display, bringing the technology to the center of the cockpit as a key element of human-machine interaction for the first time. The Natural 3D Centerstack display also offers drivers and passengers a touch function. Introduced in 2019, the 3D Lightfield technology enables all passengers in the vehicle to enjoy a 3D experience without special glasses or head tracker cameras. Three-dimensional highlighting, accentuation and complex lighting effects convey information conveniently and safely.

Cyber-Security: first Continental Security Operations Center to be launched

It’s no secret that networking comes with a huge responsibility for the entire automotive industry. That’s why the specialists from the Continental subsidiary Argus Cyber Security have joined forces with the experts from T-Systems to present their first Automotive Security Operations Center (SOC) at CES 2020. In this Automotive SOC, vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators can continuously monitor the IT security of their vehicles on the road, detect attacks and react as quickly as possible.

New, modular and scalable contact sensor detects scratches and damage

The new Contact Sensor System (CoSSy) detects contact between a vehicle and a person or object at cutting speed. CoSSy helps to make applications like automated parking safer. The recording of sound signals by CoSSy can be used to detect collision impact at low speed so that the vehicle can be stopped immediately. Once installed, the CoSSy sensor signals can support many other applications, such as detection of vandalism (scratching), slow parking knocks, recognition of the road condition, driver identification by voice or detection of approaching emergency vehicles.

 

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CoSSy is a sensitive sensor system for various applications to distinguish between air-borne sounds, knocking noises, dents and scratches for example. | © Continental

 

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