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Continental has upgraded its Conti.eContact tire, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind, and refined it to meet the needs of hybrid models. Continental’s in-house studies point to a growing market for hybrids in the future, which could account for as much as eight percent by 2020. With this in mind, Continental said […]

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Hate Dandelion? You may not see those invasive yellow flowers adorning your lawn the same way anymore. Continental Tires and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) have been honored at the GreenTec Awards 2014 for their co-development project “RUBIN – Industrial Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion.” A 60-member jury panel […]

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Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre received funding from the UK government to develop further the small EcoBoost engine and help bring new generation low-CO2 engine technologies to market. Ford stated the ACTIVE (Advanced Combustion Turbocharge Inline Variable Valvetrain Engine) project is one of a number of initiatives supported by the APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre), which has […]

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Bentley may not yet have a hybrid or a PHEV in its luxurious lineup, but it is now building its cars with lots of green, rooftop-sourced, energy. Bentley Motors today welcomed Greg Barker, UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, to its headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe, to find out more about the recent installation of […]

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At the 34th International Vienna Engine Symposium, the international automotive supplier Continental presented future “clean power” solutions that it will be offering between now and 2020, aimed at making vehicles more efficient and environmentally friendly while also offering strong performance. Continental believes that direct-injection (DI) gasoline engines still offer significant further potential and is therefore […]

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Are we soon going to be able to do everything via smartphone? Reserving and unlocking electric vehicles and hooking them up to the charging station through our smartphone is on the way. Automotive supplier Continental is working on easing the use of carsharing vehicles by means of a new key technology: a digital car key […]

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Following Google’s lead in testing autonomous vehicles in California and Nevada, Continental has also begin doing so in Nevada. As Google did earlier last year also, automotive supplier Continental received Nevada’s “Autonomous Vehicle Testing License” – a state approval from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test automated driving on the state’s public […]

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