Exploring innovation in automotive technology 

Continental at VDA Technology Congress 2024

February 22, 2024 -  Known as the most important automotive industry meeting, the VDA technology congress promises to be the hub of innovation and insight of future mobility. It is giving the stage and platform to decision-makers, technical managers, specialists and leaders as well as those responsible for politics, research and science in the automotive industry to network and exchange experiences on the topic of mobility.

Trending topics like autonomous driving and software-defined vehicle were leading the focus and were followed by important sessions on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in the automotive industry. Two of our experts at Continental, Dr. Corina Apachiţe (Program Head Artificial Intelligence and Data at Continental Automotive) and Dr. Markus Tschersich (Head of Security & Privacy Research & Governance at Continental Automotive), were part of the sessions and presented Continental’s view on artificial intelligence (How AI is transforming the automotive industry) and cybersecurity (Managing the automotive cybersecurity requirements universe).

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Artificial intelligence (AI): How a key technology is revolutionizing production and the driving experience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the automotive industry, driving advancements in autonomous driving, predictive maintenance, and personalized experiences overall. In her presentation, Dr. Corina Apachiţe presented about ‘How AI is Transforming the Automotive Industry’ and gave insights about how we at Continental became the thought leader in the AI industry by building up our expertise in the latest AI technologies and trends. Focusing on our vision of: The AI empowered company – with AI empowered employees for AI empowered mobility – Continental is able to master the transformation in businesses, products, processes and culture.

Cybersecurity: How do we protect vehicles from hacker attacks?

As vehicles become increasingly connected and autonomous, the importance of automotive cybersecurity cannot be overstated. In his presentation, Dr. Markus Tschersich explained Continental's approach how to manage the expanding universe of automotive cybersecurity requirements as the automotive industry is facing a global phenomenon of an increasing number of regulations on all markets. Automotive organizations must constantly work on a more mature organization to also be prepared for higher legal expectations in future. But, besides the organization, we must not forget about the products. Future technologies like post quantum cryptography must already be considered today, to ensure compliance of our products in the field also in the future and over their whole lifetime.

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