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Issue: May 2015


Continental Interior Technologies Featured on Eight of the Ward's 10 Best Interiors List



Continental technologies include Head-up Displays, Touchpad Devices, Intelligent Keys and Instrument Clusters

by Alan Tran

International automotive supplier Continental continues to provide systems that enable safer, flexible, intelligent, and clear information management to the interiors of vehicles worldwide. This year, Continental has contributed to eight of the Ward's "10 Best Interiors" list that has set the standard for exemplary passenger compartments.

With more than 100 years of experience in generating and presenting information within the car, Continental's Interior division bundles together the full array of activities dealing with information management in vehicles. Innovative solutions include systems integration, connectivity and HMI (Human Machine Interface).

"Continental is committed to creating quality technologies that enhance the driver experience through enhanced safety, comfort, usability and connectivity," said Scott Beutler, Vice President, Interior Division, North America. "We are proud to partner with our customers to develop innovative technologies that consumers need and want inside their vehicles. Congratulations to all honorees on this prestigious recognition."

Editors at WardsAuto, a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, evaluated 42 new interiors over a course of two months, during their routine commutes. The winners were selected based on several criteria, including design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, comfort, safety, value, fit-and-finish, and driver information. The award-winning interiors featuring Continental technology include:

BMW i3

    --  Access System Transceiver

    --  Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Wheel Units

    --  Seat Heating

Chrysler 300C Platinum

    --  Body Control Module

    --  Door ECU (Electronic Control Unit)

    --  Heated Seat Unit

    --  Instrument Cluster

    --  Passive Access

    --  Seat ECU

Ford F-150 King Ranch

    --  Body Control Module

    --  Ford Sync Hardware Module

    --  Passive Keys and Receivers

    --  Seat ECU

GMC Canyon SLT

    --  Remote Keyless Entry

Honda Fit EX-L

    --  Passive Access

Kia Sedona SXL

    --  Passive Start and Entry System (PASE) Mercedes C400

    --  Control Panel

    --  Door Control Units (DCU)

    --  Head-up Display

    --  High-Resolution Instrument Cluster

    --  Hydraulic Seat Control Unit (HSCU)

    --  Headlamp LED Intelligent Light System (HLI)

    --  Seat Control Unit (SCU)

    --  Touchpad

Nissan Murano SL

    --  Body Control Module with Intelligent Key

    --  Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 

About the Interior Division

Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 36,000 people worldwide and generated preliminary sales of approximately EUR7 billion in 2014.

About Continental

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately EUR34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 people in 53 countries.



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