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Automotive technology company Continental announced a minority investment in California based LiDAR pioneer AEye, boost its LiDAR sensor portfolio. Continental will utilize this LiDAR technology and industrialize the sensor to deliver a fully automotive-grade product.

  • LiDAR sensors belong, besides camera and radar, to the key technologies for Automated Driving.
  • AEye, located in Dublin, California (USA), has developed a long-range LiDAR technology combining an amplifiable 1550nm laser with patented feedback-controlled Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) scanner.

• The AEye LiDAR offers maximum leverage for passenger and commercial vehicle applications because it combines a high dynamic spatial resolution with a long-range detection.

In Sep 2020, due to Coronavirus Pandemic, Continental announced to produce 80,000 Medical Masks a Day in Hanover-Stöcken. These are surgical masks also worn by medical personnel, for example in operating rooms. The need for high-quality protective masks is high. The technology company employs more than 232,000 people worldwide in 59 countries and markets, and they all need masks to perform their daily work during this pandemic.

In Aug 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and technology company Continental are making a rubber supply chain seamlessly electronically traceable – from cultivation in Indonesia and further processing through to tire production.

In Aug 2020, Continental and system supplier aft automotive are setting up a joint venture to manufacture couplings made of high-performance plastics for the for the future of mobility. The partners have signed a relevant agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture. The two companies have already been jointly developing special couplings that connect the cooling circuit or the turbocharger/charge-air cooler with units in the engine compartment since 2016.

In May 2020: Continental and the Pioneer Corporation had signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Their integrated infotainment solution means both partners create a holistic user experience that is specially aimed at the Asian market. Continental integrates Pioneer’s entire infotainment subdomain into its high-performance computer for vehicle cockpits as part of the agreement.

About Continental
Continental, a German electronics and mechatronics manufacturer and provides services for sustainable and connected mobility. The company specializes in sensors, control units, brake systems, software, connectivity solutions, driving functions as well as information and control systems for automated driving are developed in a global network focusing on Japan, China, the USA, India, and Europe. The company employs more than 232,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

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