Continental’s Focus is on Self-Driving and Cars as Computers

Automotive supplier giant Continental will focus on presenting its views that cars must become mobile super-computers and be self-driving at the IAA Mobility Show in Munich.

It envisages the emergence of the server-based vehicle architecture employing new platforms and high-performance computers that are revolutionizing modern vehicles. At its booth, Continental will demonstrate how software and powerful IT infrastructure can enable new functions and are transforming mobility.

Beyond this development it firmly suggests that the future of mobility is autonomous. Continental will highlight the latest trends and developments for autonomous private and fleet vehicles. The technology company will present radar sensors, camera technology, LiDAR sensors, high-performance computers for automated driving, full-stack software, in-cabin monitoring and solutions for human-machine interaction.

It also plans to be participating in demonstrations of automated, driverless parking as part of a project by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, in German Verband der Automobilindustrie, (VDA). In a company release, CEO Nikolai Setzer, said: “In the future, we will not just be driving vehicles but also experiencing them. That is what our hearts have been beating for 150 years.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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