Automated ride-hailing service pilot started in San Jose

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have launched a pilot project for an app-based ride-hailing service using automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles in the Silicon Valley city of San José. Monitored by a safety driver, the self-driving cars shuttle between West San José and downtown, along the San Carlos Street and Stevens Creek Boulevard thoroughfares. The service will initially […]

Continental develops combined camera system for automated driving

Continental has developed an appropriate solution in the form of a combined camera system comprising an inward-looking infra-red camera and an outward-looking camera. This system monitors both the driver in the driver’s seat, continuously detecting whether he or she is able to take responsibility for driving, as well as the traffic situation in front of […]

More German drivers doubt technical reliability of Automated Driving: Study

German drivers are ambivalent about automated driving. While around two thirds would prefer to be chauffeured electronically through stressful traffic jam situations or narrow roadworks on the highway, the number of people who doubt the technical reliability of the technology has risen from 48 to 57 percent in the last five years, reveals Continental Mobility […]

Knorr-Bremse, Continental tie-up for highly automated driving in CVs

Continental and Knorr-Bremse have entered into a partnership to develop a complete system solution for highly automated driving (HAD) in commercial vehicles. The cooperation includes all functions for driver assistance and highly automated driving. The system consists of environment recognition, driving planning and decision-making, as well as the control of the actuator systems in the […]

Continental launches fifth-gen radar sensors for automated driving

By 2017 end, over 30 million radar sensors from Continental will be in use globally Continental has introduced the fifth generation of its short- and long-range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. It is based on a scalable modular principle and with its graduated function scopes, it supports vehicle manufacturers’ different requirements […]

Continental introduces cutting-edge brake technology MK C1

Continental has developed its electronic brake solution MK C1 targeted to the additional requirements of highly automated driving. As the MK C1 is a by-wire system, which offers a particularly fast, precise and autonomous pressure build-up, it is ideally suited for automated driving. To achieve the requirements of braking redundancy, Continental has combined the MK […]

Cruising Chauffeur will be ready for production in 2020

Highly automated driving on highways is becoming a reality. Continental started testing systems like this on public roads in 2012 in Nevada, the US. The Cruising Chauffeur function gives vehicles the ability to take over the driving task on highways in accordance with the national traffic regulations. Cruising Chauffeur is Automated driving for highway/freeway environments […]