Road to cloud ecosystem - Enable. Develop. Integrate.

From Virtual to Real

From Virtual to Real

New technologies and the challenges resulting from them always place new demands on our customers and on us. Managing complexity, new architectures, integration and lifecycle are the pain points that need to be solved.

With the road to cloud ecosystem, we have the right solution for many industry requirements and can scale new systems into the market.


Virtual ECUs and virtual vehicles in the cloud offer an innovative solution for the automotive industry.  These technologies speed up the development of the entire automotive industry. Systems can be developed and tested independently of the hardware, enabling:

  • flexibility
  • efficiency
  • scalability
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Together with our partner AWS, we are enabling automotive software developers to create virtual ECUs to simulate applications and ECU system performance before hardware is finalized.

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System Integration

SDV is based on the concept that vehicles are increasingly controlled by software and the integration of this software must be seamless and efficient. We have many years of experience integration of complex systems.

With the CAEdge (Continental Automotive Edge) framework we offer the workbench for the development and integration of complex applications.

Continuous Development/Validation/Testing

Continuous development in the automotive industry is a crucial strategy for staying competitive and meeting evolving consumer demands. This approach involves ongoing refinement of vehicle design, performance, safety, and sustainability features through frequent updates and enhancements.

Testing and validation of vehicles are crucial steps in development to ensure that they meet high quality and safety standards. Our tools and workbenches cover the entire testing and validation process for SDV.

Continuous innovation and development of our solutions enable us to fully support our customers in developing complex vehicle systems and ensuring their quality and safety.

Data Security In-Cloud

With our 3 pillars of end-to-end security, we ensure the safety of all data, especially outside the vehicle. Always with the relevant governance of processes, policies, rules and risk management.

Cybersecurity & Pricavy Philosophy

Prevent (1)

  • Infrastructure protection & hardening
  • Secure communication
  • Data at rest protection/encryption
  • Identity & access management
  • Malware protection
  • Vulnerability scanning & management
  • Secure coding of cloud services
  • Penetration testing

Detect (2) & Respond (3)

  • Intrusion detection & prevention
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Security operation center
  • Patch management
  • Compliance monitoring & enforcement  

Lifecycle Management

Software-defined vehicle (SDV) lifecycle management is a key aspect in the development and maintenance of software-based vehicles. SDV refers to the ability to improve and adapt vehicle functions and systems through software updates and upgrades.

With a comprehensive lifecycle management solution for SDV, vehicle manufacturers and operators can benefit from the following:

  • Flexibility and scalability
  • Increased efficiency
  • Cost reduction
  • Improved safety and reliability
  • Customer loyalty and customer experience
  • Future-proofing

OTA: Over-the-air Updates

Drivers want to enjoy the journey without worries and get to their destination quickly, safely and comfortably. They don't want to worry if the vehicle has safety defects or insufficient functionality. Also, they want to be able to use the vehicle at any time without time-consuming visits to the workshop.

Over-the-air (OTA) updates relieve them of these worries and strengthen their trust in the manufacturer.

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Continental is helping vehicle manufacturers across the globe to solve this challenge by developing an over-the-air update solution capable of keeping the entire vehicle up-to-date.

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