At the IAA 2017, the technology company Continental will be showcasing examples of its new production applications and giving visitors a glimpse into the near future of the electrification of vehicle drives. Continental’s successful production applications and wide-ranging portfolio of solutions make it one of the world leaders in electrification. The portfolio ranges from 48-V mild hybrid applications to high-voltage drives in electric and hybrid vehicles. As an example, Continental uses the advanced degree of production readiness of its components to produce powerful, high-voltage powertrain modules with a whole new level of specific power output considering their small dimensions and low weight - with SOP 2017. Other technological solutions presented at the IAA include globally new ideas, including approaches to charging technology for electric vehicles.
“The mobility of the future is electric,” says José Avila, member of the Executive Board of Continental and head of the Powertrain Division. “We are going down this avenue with environmentally friendly, electrified and fully electric drive systems as well as new and unique charging concepts. In doing so, the efficiency and everyday usability of the solutions are a top priority.” Electromobility engineers at Continental are also already implementing additional requirements for future vehicle systems, which go beyond the drive.
“Electromobility is a topic that affects the entire vehicle – the heart of electrification is the drive,” says Dr Elmar Degenhart, CEO of Continental. “At the same time, electromobility requires appropriate solutions in many other areas, such as engine mounting systems, brakes, wheels and tires. Across all of its divisions, Continental unites this absolutely critical and comprehensive expertise in the overall understanding of electromobility.”