Continental to reveal sustainable concept tyre at IAA Mobility

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Sep 2021


Along with the sustainable concept tyre, Continental will also use of recycled PET bottles in its tyre production (pictured above).

Continental is set to commemorate its 150th anniversary at IAA Mobility next week by presenting what it says are “groundbreaking answers to crucial questions about the future of mobility.”

‘Safe. Connected. Convenient. Driving the future of mobility for 150 years.’ is the company’s tagline for the trade fair in Munich, where visitors can experience the latest Continental technologies and innovations both on site in hall B1 (booth C20) and virtually.

Continental, which plans to make its global businesses for emission-free mobility completely carbon-neutral from as early as 2022, will present a world premiere in the form of a particularly sustainable tyre concept that combines current and future innovative tyre construction technologies.

In doing so, the company will provide an insight into its diverse sustainability initiatives. The integrated, sustainable design aims to minimise resource consumption along the tyre’s entire value chain. Among other features, the premium tyre manufacturer will showcase for the first time the use of sustainable polyester yarn obtained from recycled PET bottles.

Server-based vehicle architecture, autonomous mobility
New platform architectures and high-performance computers are revolutionising modern vehicles. At its booth, Continental will demonstrate how software and powerful IT infrastructure based on the Continental Automotive Edge Platform enable new functions and are transforming mobility. It will also be showcasing the opportunities offered by server-based architectures.

Continental will also highlight the latest trends and developments for autonomous private and fleet vehicles. The technology company will present radar sensors, camera technology, LiDAR sensors, high-performance computers for automated driving, full-stack software, in-cabin monitoring and solutions for human-machine interaction. Continental will also be participating in demonstrations of automated, driverless parking as part of a project by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie, VDA).

Other highlights at IAA Mobility
At the trade fair, the company will present solutions in the relevant disciplines of design, innovation, functionality, individuality and sustainability. Application examples range from vehicle access to acoustic, display and surface solutions. One such example is another first, this time in the area of future mobile interiors: the AMBIENC3 concept vehicle combines retro with the future and completely redefines the role of surfaces with a view to the requirements of automated driving.

It will also demonstrate with its self-developed software and hardware solutions how intelligent mobility is made possible and helps to reduce accidents, avoid traffic congestion and lower emissions. In addition to these applications, the portfolio includes dedicated services for sharing, fleet and logistics providers as well as car manufacturers.

On the safety front, Continental will showcase its role as a leading systems supplier for technologies that ensure greater driving safety, with solutions that enhance the entire process chain of driving (SensePlanAct). These include further developments in the fields of brake systems and sensors as well as the next generation of restraint systems to protect passengers.