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New “Extreme E” Electric SUV Racing Series is about to Take Off

When you consider that the development of a new tyre for conventional cars generally takes three to four years, it becomes clear the immense challenges the tyre developers at Continental have to overcome. "The ODYSSEY 21 is an extraordinary vehicle which is roughly similar to commercial SUVs in length, width and weight, but, with its electrical equivalent of 550 HP, has three times the torque of the Formula E Gen 2 vehicle,"

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Survey Respondents want priority given to Tyre Fuel Efficiency

"...For example, our current EcoContact tyre generates 20 percent less rolling resistance than its predecessor and delivers 12 percent more mileage." Continental tyre development engineer Andreas Schlenke

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Continental PremiumContact 6 Tyre shares 1st place in ADAC Test

the clubs in particular noted PremiumContact 6 for its very good performance on wet roads. “Top marks in the wet (above all for braking and handling)” they concluded. Meanwhile, in a line-up of 12 tyres from different manufacturers, the EcoContact 6 was awarded “top marks for fuel consumption and wear”

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Continental and Kordsa bring the first series of tyres with Cokoon dip technology onto the road

Continental and Kordsa, the global reinforcer predominantly serving the tyre industry, have announced that the first series production of 250,000 passenger car tyres, began in 2019, featuring their new sustainable adhesive technology.

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Continental Builds New Plant for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the USA

The purpose of the new building is to expand its capacity for the production of radar sensors. "Advanced driver assistance systems save lives. Continental is one of the world’s market leaders in this area. We are benefiting from steadily increasing fitment rates in new vehicles. And in the future, too, we are anticipating major growth opportunities,"

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Continental Van Tyres to Feature ContiSeal Technology in Future

“Even smaller punctures lead to vehicle downtimes or the costly and complicated business of transferring the load to another vehicle. ContiSeal technology can reliably seal around 90 percent of all potential cases of damage to the tread.”

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“Extreme E” Racing Series to Conclude 2021 in Senegal

“Extreme E” has announced the final venue, for the spectacular new off-road racing series with electric SUVs. Following on from events in the Arctic, the Brazilian rainforest, the Saudi Arabian desert and the Himalayas, the Ocean Stage will, next year, take the teams to the banks of Lac Rose, also known as Lake Retba, not far from Dakar, the capital of Senegal

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Continental ensures seating comfort at major Stadiums

“In addition to nanocoating, we use special colour pigments that reflect up to 80 percent of UV radiation in the near infrared range. The result is that the heating of the upholstery made in our Winchester, Virginia plant, is reduced by about 20 percent, and the material remains cooler than other textiles by up to 15 degrees Celsius."

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Continental launches web portal for the automotive aftermarket

The technology company Continental is bundling information about its product and service portfolio, for the automotive aftermarket, in a new online portal. In the future, workshops and dealers will be able to see, at a glance, all the Continental products, brands and services that support the independent aftermarke

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Continental to Supply Tyres for Volkswagen’s new Electric Car: the ID.3

The EcoContact 6 summer tyre and the WinterContact TS 850 P winter specialist tyre have both been adapted to suit the specific requirements of the ID.3. As an electric vehicle, the ID.3 will run on tyres with low rolling resistance that save energy

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Extreme E will stage first motor race ever in the Himalayas

Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of the Nepal Tourism Board “Driving through our magnificent scenery with Extreme E’s pioneering electric SUVs will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the competitors, adventure enthusiasts and the fans watching on,”

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Continental Develops a Left-turn Assist to warn drivers

According to the statistics portal statista, there were 55 fatalities in accidents involving agricultural tractors in 2018, and the official road traffic accident statistics of the German Statistical Office tell us that 57% of road deaths in 2018 were caused by accidents on country roads

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Continental Intends to Spin Off Vitesco & 3Q Financials

The spin-off of the powertrain business could be approved at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting at the end of April 2020; plans for a partial IPO would no longer be pursued & 2019 third quarter figures were in line with expectations.

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Continental and 3M Intelligent Infrastructure Technology

Continental announced it has entered into a collaborative evaluation partnership with 3M to assess the infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) interface between infrastructure-related objects and technologies (including pavement markings, conspicuity film, signs and other landmarks, on or near the roadway environment)

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Michelin, Continental and Smag to create Rubberway®

Michelin, Continental and Smag create a joint-venture Rubberway®, the smartphone application designed to map sustainability practices across the natural rubber industry

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Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified.) stands for the fine-tuned networking of wheel and tyre technologies and the manageability of the desired performance characteristics.

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Continental: No EV battery cell production, but greater focus upon electro mobility

Observing that Continental’s customers are, “Increasingly, and consistently, turning to the electrification of combustion engines through hybrid drives as well as to pure battery-powered vehicles,” Wolf declared “the future is clearly electric.”

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15 millionth ContiSeal tyre produced at Lousado plant in Portugal

Today witnessed production of the 15 millionth ContiSeal tyre at the Continental plant in Lousado, Portugal. Beneath the surface of the tread, these tyres have a special viscous inner layer that will seal off most punctures caused by nails or screws, enabling the vehicle to continue on its way

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The Tour takes its first rest day: Top Teams on Continental Tyres Ready to Pounce

Ever since the Grand Départ in Brussels on July 6, a total of six teams, and of course all the official Tour vehicles, have been running through Belgium and France on Continental rubber. Nine stages into the race, almost half way to Paris, the leading French contender on Continental tyres, Thibaut Pinot from Team Groupama-FDJ, was looking good in overall third

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World premiere of Extreme E electric SUV with Continental tyres at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Two new Continental tyre types, specially developed for the off-road racing series Extreme E, made their global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new tyres, complete with summer and winter tyre technologies, were presented to the public along with the unique electric sports utility vehicle

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Swedish rally driver Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is test driver for Continental’s Extreme E tyres

Swede Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is the test driver for Continental’s new high-performance tyres that are being developed for the Extreme E rally series. Last year she became the only woman, to date, to win a race in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship

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Continental Celebrates Ten Years of Hefei Plant

Continental has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger and light truck tyres plant in Hefei, China. A special event was hosted at the plant recently with the participation of management from the Tyre Division and Continental China as well as the plant employees and their families.

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Continental Wins Inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award in the UK

The independent judging panel looked for entries to show evidence of material reducing the environmental impact of tyres and production over the product’s entire lifespan, whilst promoting sustainability and bringing environmental benefits to both business and wider society.

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General Tyres extends Grabber range

Developed to meet the specific needs of SUVs and Utes requiring a good balance between on-road safety and performance with off-road capability, Grabber’s third-generation All-Terrain Tyre (AT3) combines unique TracGen and Comfort Balance Technologies to deliver exceptional traction and off-road capabilities while, Continental says, enjoying maximum comfort and maintaining confident on-road manners.

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Continental Tops AutoBild allrad Tyre Test

The car magazine pitted eight tyres in size 265/60 R18 from European, American and Asian manufacturers, fitted to a Mercedes-Benz G model.

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Continental Celebrates Grand Opening of Thailand Plant

Continental has celebrated the grand opening of its Greenfield Tyre Plant in Rayong, Thailand, which started operations exactly on schedule, only two years after the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Continental Partners with turfcord GmbH to Produce an Alternative to the Traditional Horseshoe

This innovation, known as turfcord, has already gained its first award, an ‘Innovation Pferd’ award at the ‘Pferd & Jagd’ equestrian, hunter and angler show in Germany.

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Continental Launches ContiForceContact

Developed specifically for enthusiasts who attend track days using their high performance road cars, the ContiForceContact is fully road-legal and differs from many of its competitors in being suitable for wet conditions.

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Continental Unveils the PremiumContact 6

In the PremiumContact 6, Continental states that it has bridged the gap between a very comfortable tyre and a sporty one, with its tyre developers coming up with new solutions for maximum safety, high ride comfort and a tread design for superior handling.

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Continental’s New CrossContact ATR Tyre is Suitable for Both On- and Off-Road Driving

Continental has announced the introduction of a new tyre to its SUV product portfolio, the CrossContact ATR which delivers safe on and off-highway driving.

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Continental Announces New PremiumContact 6 Tyre

Continental has announced that its new PremiumContact 6 tyre will be launched early next year in a wide range of sizes.

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Continental named Australia’s best tyre in latest independent tyre awards

Continental has been crowned Australia’s best tyre in MOTOR’s 2017 Tyre Test, an independent award which puts tyre brands to the test across a slew of driving conditions to highlight the best and safest performance tyre choice for Australian drivers.

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Continental Tyre Pressure Chart to help motorists

The chart contains the required tyre pressure for 700 vehicle models from 42 manufacturers and includes unladen and laden values.

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Continental and Kordsa Develop New Adhesive Technology

Continental and Kordsa Develop New Adhesive Technology

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