The new architecture will consolidate electronic controls and reduce the number of microprocessors, advance the application of new driver-assistance technology and somewhat alter the way cars are built at the German automaker.
The supplier officially launched Dec. 5 with Kevin Clark, president and CEO of Aptiv, saying the company has an opportunity to play a large role in an industry’s transformation underpinned by the promise of autonomous vehicles.
The transatlantic association of the two advanced academic and industrial-technology hubs is investigating and experimenting in five areas: energy storage, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotion.
From advances in tire-pressure monitoring and air-suspension controls to systems intended to prevent accidents and enable autonomous vehicles, German supplier Continental isn’t wasting any time adding advanced technologies.
Still a year before its product-validation release, the new microprocessor appears to be a huge hit. Eight of the top 15 automakers around the world already have committed to using the technology in upcoming vehicles.