Continental will showcase technologies for the safe, clean and connected mobility of the future at the IAA 2019.
“Environmentally efficient and socially accepted technologies are the key ingredients for a healthy mobility ecosystem,” said Chairman of the Executive Board Dr. Elmar Degenhart ahead of this year’s IAA.
The company will be presenting its fully integrated axle drive for electric cars – a global innovation that the company will supply to customers in China and Europe. For which, the production is scheduled to start this year.
With this, Continental will be the first supplier to produce a fully integrated axle drive module worldwide.
“Our fully integrated axle drive module makes us pioneers and puts us a clear step ahead of the competition. The system allows both established large-scale manufacturers and new suppliers to quickly produce efficient, fully electric-powered vehicles,” said Andreas Wolf, head of Continental’s Powertrain business.
The compact axle drive weighs less than 80 kgs with an electric motor, transmission and inverter.
Another highlight is the 48-volt high-power drive, which enables full hybrid vehicles based only on 48-volt electric drive train to reach speeds of 50 to 56 mph (80 to 90 km/h) on electric power only. This will make a vital contribution to reducing vehicle CO2 emissions.
Another production-ready highlight in the show will be the new radar that assists car drivers when turning and protects cyclists and pedestrians.
In collaboration with EasyMile, Continental will be offering a test drive in a robo-taxi. Equipped with Continental technology, the vehicle will be driving autonomously around the exhibition grounds during the IAA.
Also the company’s new wheel and tire concept called Conti C.A.R.E. that is connected to the fleet management system via the Internet will be showcased.
Continental will also demonstrate how automotive electronics will in the future enable vehicles to continuously learn new functions at the IAA 2019. Flexible electronics and an intelligent vehicle network new hardware, software and functions to be integrated even after thousands of miles.