Continental India to provide Basic Function Controller, immobiliser and remote keyless entry for Mahindra Reva NXR
Continental India has announced that it will provide sophisticated electrical and electronics car body components for the Mahindra Reva NXR electric car.
The BFC is designed as part of a full set of scalable solutions that can be used to implement body electronics features in a wide range of cars, starting from entry level models to luxury cars, enabling OEMs to upgrade effortlessly to meet future requirements. Continental currently has more than 25 projects in the BFC family, either in production or under development, for leading OEMs in Asia.
According to Torsten Kreiling, Head of Body & Security India business unit, “A very interesting discovery in the emerging markets is that customers are constantly looking for advanced features, across vehicle segments. By using platform products and a scalable architecture approach, Continental makes it possible for OEMs to invest in an advanced electrical & electronic system implementation, making sophisticated car body feature deployment a reality.” “Continental India is proud to deliver our components for the Mahindra Reva NXR, making this the first time ever for such a system to be applied to an electric car in India,” he added.
Commenting on the partnership, Chetan Maini, founder and Chief of Technology & Strategy, Mahindra Reva, said: “We believe that electric vehicles are the future of individual mobility. All our vehicle models will be based on the concept of 5 C’s -- Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. We are glad to have partnered a global automotive technology leader like Continental and I am sure that the synergy will result in superior driving experience for our customers.”
Photograph: Chetan Maini, Chief of Technology & Strategy, Mahindra Reva.
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