Sensor technologies and sensor applications have a long and successful tradition with Continental Automotive. Reliable, innovative, high-performing, robust, and economic sensor solutions provide the basis for many safety-relevant functions in the car. For decades, Continental Automotive has developed and industrialized sensors for advanced safety and motion applications.
We call this “empowering sensors” because using a sensor for a new application means widening the capabilities of that sensor and its technology. This can be done in several ways. In some cases, it is all about using a sensor cell and industrializing it for the specific requirements of a new automotive application. A core part of that is to balance the performance, the production cost and cost in general while ensuring the highest quality and reliability.
Another way of empowering a sensor is to improve its performance, for instance, by adding clever software. For both strategies to empower a sensor there are attractive new examples. Read on!
In short: Readying sensors for new applications and improving their performance is one of Continental Automotive’s long-standing strengths.