Continental, a company which provides a range of automotive solutions such as tyres and advanced driver assistance systems, has been showing off its new autonomous minibus.
The company calls the vehicle Cube, short for Continental Urban Mobility Experience, and describes it as a “robo-taxi”.
This particular trial of the driverless minibus took place in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Continental’s Cruising Chauffeur autonomous vehicle
Continental has showcased its “Cruising Chauffeur”, an self-driving car platform which provides an insight into the company’s vision of the future of what it calls “highly automated driving” on highways.
Highly automated driving on highways is no longer just a dream, says the company, but now a reality.
Continental started testing systems for automated driving on public roads back in 2012 in Nevada, and was the first automotive supplier to receive the state’s license to test automated vehicles.
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Continental selects Cypress Traveo II MCU for next-generation body electronics platform
Cypress Semiconductor says Continental has selected its automotive microcontrollers for its next-generation body electronics platform.
Cypress designed the Traveo II family specifically to deliver the performance, scalability, low power consumption and security required for emerging automotive platforms.
The solution will support Continental in providing their customers with a broad range of options for a variety of products, including central body control modules, door, window and sunroof control units, seat control units, smartphone terminals and wireless power charging units.
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The new electric vehicle from Faraday Future – the FF 91
The much-publicised electric car company, Faraday Future, revealed its new hybrid vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
The presentation was said to have had a slight glitch in that when the autonomous, self-parking technology was called on, it didn’t immediately answer.
The hiccup may have been unplanned for Faraday’s billionaire owner, Jia Yueting, especially as the company has invested a lot of money in developing autonomous technology, but with a total of $600 million backing the vehicle venture, there’s plenty of money to smooth out small problems.
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Continental is expanding its advanced driver assistance systems business in Asia and expects sales to reach $2.2 billion a year by 2020.
The company says it is on course to achieve €1 billion in sales this year, and is aiming to capitalise on this growth by developing its Asian operations.
Continental says it will increase production capacity for radar sensors in the Philippines and China, and accelerate its knowledge transfer and staff expansion.
Continental is estimated to be the
market leader in advanced driver assistance systems, which is in essence autonomous car technology.
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Robotiq, a maker of robotic grippers for industrial robots, has launched a vision-guidance system for pick and place robots.
The company, which mainly makes 2-finger and 3-finger grippers for Universal Robots, says its camera can be set up in “five minutes and makes vision easy to integrate”.
The new camera component was developed as part of the URCaps, an
app store and software and hardware developer program launched by Universal Robots.
Robotiq had made its vision system available to some of its customers, including
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