Driving Continental’s Ultra-Efficient Gasoline Technology Car

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Driving Continental’s Ultra-Efficient Gasoline Technology Car
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Automotive supply company Continental has been hard at work developing 48-volt automotive electrical systems. This technology promises huge fuel economy improvements at minimal cost, though it should also deliver these upsides with no sacrifice in driving comfort. Continue Reading...

Electrical System Four Times More Powerful Coming Soon

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Electrical System Four Times More Powerful Coming Soon
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Vehicles equipped with more powerful 48-volt electrical systems will start hitting the road in significant quantities in the near future. This shift will increase fuel efficiency considerably without breaking the bank. Continue Reading...

Continental Unveils Anti Road Departure System

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Continental Unveils Anti Road Departure System
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Numerous automotive technologies help prevent crashes, from stability control and lane-keep assist to blind-spot monitoring and automatic braking. But none of these features can prevent you from driving off the road, which is an incredibly dangerous situation. Continue Reading...

Millennials Like Cars, Dislike EVs: Survey

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Millennials Like Cars, Dislike EVs: Survey
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Contrary to widely held beliefs millennials think driving is important. Additionally, motorists do not see electric vehicles as viable transportation options in the medium term. These are just a couple of the findings from the 2015 Continental Mobility Study Continue Reading...

Driving the Future with Continental

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Driving the Future with Continental
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Continental is a German supplier that provides all kinds of components to automakers, from turbochargers and transmission-control units to radar sensors and instrument clusters. Continue Reading...

Continental Developing Sexier Display Screens

Continental Developing Sexier Display Screens
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Display technology is a critical part of modern life. Screens are literally everywhere, from the TV in your living room to the laptop on your desk, the ATM at your credit union to the smartphone in your pocket. We’re surrounded by electronic displays, even when we’re behind the wheel. Continue Reading...

Continental Developing Augmented-Reality Diagnostics

Continental Developing Augmented-Reality Diagnostics
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German supply giant Continental is working on a lot of cutting-edge technology, much of which is aimed at making things easier for drivers. But that’s not the limit of what they’re developing. Continue Reading...

Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money

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Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money
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Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...

Continental Develops Fuel-Saving Electrical System

Continental Develops Fuel-Saving Electrical System
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Modern vehicles feature electrical systems that operate on 12 volts. This has pretty much been the industry standard since about the mid-1950s. But engineers at Continental are working to really step things up. Continue Reading...

Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

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Should I Buy Tires Made in China?
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Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT Speed Gets Genteel Upgrades

Bentley Continental GT Speed Gets Genteel Upgrades
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Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right? Continue Reading...

How Does a CVT Work?

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How Does a CVT Work?
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Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion. Continue Reading...

Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Be Crash Free: Google Exec

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Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Be Crash Free: Google Exec
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Self-driving cars have been proclaimed as the solution to car accidents, removing the human risk factor from the equation, but those working on the technology say it won’t be perfect. Continue Reading...

Bentley “Power on Ice” Driving Experience Dates Announced for 2014

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Bentley will be returning to the far north of Finland early next year for its Power on Ice driving experience. Continue Reading...

Continental, Google, IBM Team up on Autonomous Cars

Continental, Google, IBM Team up on Autonomous Cars
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According to recent reports, Continental AG is in the final stages of an agreement with Google and IBM to develop a self-driving system for vehicles. Continue Reading...

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today
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Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities. Continue Reading...
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