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Conti exec says automated driving requires tight ties with many partners

Aug. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Continental executive Helmut Matschi says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade. He also believes that to be successful, suppliers will need to collaborate more than ever with non-automotive companies....
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Continental lures Google self-driving exec in Silicon Valley push

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
German supplier Continental AG is growing its Silicon Valley presence to help car companies roll out autonomous driving and other “intelligent” features over the coming years -- and it has hired one of Google's self-driving car executives to lead the effort....
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Continental raises 2014 profit forecast on lower costs, auto demand

July 31, 2014 11:26 CET
Continental raised its 2014 profit forecast for the second time this year to 11 percent of sales from 10.5 percent, after lower production costs and improving auto demand helped boost quarterly earnings....
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ZF's pursuit of TRW may spark wave of mergers in supply chain

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
The biggest auto-parts deal since 2007 may be just the start of consolidation, with Autoliv and Visteon among the next potential targets, analysts say. More auto parts companies may combine as overcapacity constrains their ability to add scale on their own....
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Tire makers roll into South Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
South Carolina became the nation's leading tire producer in the fourth quarter last year with estimated daily output of 89,000 tires, edging Oklahoma's 88,000 units....
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THE GM RECALL

GM was urged in 2004 report to study Cobalt's ignition-airbag link

12:20 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
A General Motors supplier studying an "anomaly" in a crash test on a preproduction Chevrolet Cobalt urged the company in 2004 to take a closer look at the connection between the ignition system and airbag deployment -- a link that eluded engineers and investigators at the company for years afterward....
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Continental: Automated driving requires many partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Helmut Matschi, head of interiors at Continental AG, says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Volvo, Conti, Audi are 2014 L.E.A.D.E.R. winners

June 6, 2014 13:33 CET
Volvo, Continental and Audi are the 2014 winners of the fifth annual Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R. awards....
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Continental's Veyance deal is probed by German cartel office

May 26, 2014 14:39 CET
Germany's cartel office says it has launched a probe into Continental's planned takeover of U.S. rubber firm Veyance Technologies....
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Schaeffler refinances 3.5 billion euros of debt

May 7, 2014 06:01 CET
German supplier Schaeffler has refinanced about 3.5 billion euros ($4.9 billion) worth of debt, including new bond issues of about 2 billion euros, as borrowing costs approach record lows in Europe....
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Conti can afford another big acquisition, CFO says

May 6, 2014 12:49 CET
Partsmaker Continental would be able to fund another multi-billion-euro acquisition in the next 18 months to spur growth, its finance chief said today....
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Continental raises profit forecast after first-quarter gains

April 25, 2014 10:46 CET
Continental has raised its profit forecast for 2014 after earnings jumped nearly 20 percent in the first three months....
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Continental aims to more than double sales at rubber, plastics unit

April 8, 2014 13:11 CET
Continental says it has a goal of more than doubling sales at its rubber and plastics unit, Contitech, to over 11 billion euros ($15.1 billion) within the next decade....
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Schaeffler to expand cooperation with Continental

March 21, 2014 12:16 CET
Schaeffler says it will streamline its operations and widen cooperation with fellow German supplier Continental....
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More suppliers join turbo fray in race for mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The push to improve fuel economy has shaken up the auto industry's once-cozy world of turbocharger suppliers....
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Schaeffler appoints Knorr-Bremse exec Deller as CEO

Feb. 13, 2014 12:31 CET
Schaeffler has appointed auto-parts industry veteran Klaus Deller as its new CEO as the German supplier works to strengthen cooperation with Continental....
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Continental seeks to expand beyond auto business with U.S. acquisition

Feb. 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Continental agreed to buy Veyance Technologies for about $1.9 billion to expand beyond the auto business. Continental expects the purchase to boost profit of its ContiTech unit. U.S.-based Veyance makes industrial hoses and conveyor belts....
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BMW works on hands-free lane changes

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
In a bid to commercialize hands-free cars, BMW and supplier Continental are preparing a large-scale road test involving dozens of vehicles....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

New approach to collaboration needed for auto innovation, panel says

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers need to revamp their decades-old relationships with suppliers and develop more collaborative relationships in order to quickly add new functionality to connected cars, a panel on vehicle technology and innovation agreed today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Continental predicts sales growth of 5% in 2014

Jan. 13, 2014 12:14 CET
Continental predicts sales this year will jump 5 percent, a fifth consecutive year of record sales, after revenue rose 2 percent in 2013....
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Bosch, Continental, Denso fined by South Korea for price fixing

6:31 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
South Korea's antitrust regulator fined units of Denso, Continental and Bosch a total of $107.99 million, saying they had fixed prices of parts sold to Hyundai and Kia. The fine comes as antitrust regulators from the United States to Europe and Japan crack down on price collusion among auto parts makers....
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Bosch, Continental, Denso fined by South Korea for price fixing

Dec. 23, 2013 12:31 CET
South Korea's antitrust regulator fined units of Denso, Continental and Bosch a total of $107.99 million, saying they had fixed prices of parts sold to Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia. The fine comes as antitrust regulators from the United States to Europe and Japan crack down on price collusion among auto parts makers....
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Continental raises earnings forecast on China, U.S. growth

Nov. 7, 2013 09:11 CET
Continental raised its earnings forecast for 2013 as growth in China and North America offset the effects of the euro's currency-market gains....
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Q&A

Continental banks on robust growth in China

Nov. 5, 2013 13:00 CET
Continental's China chief Ralf Cramer expects the supplier's China sales to jump by more than 15 percent this year, as the company invests heavily in the market....
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URSULA ZERILLI

Will self-driving technology prevent tragedies?

3:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
A Continental AG engineer flipped through PowerPoint presentation slides with statistics on how many people are killed every year in distracted driving-related accidents. But the presentation last week came at a terrible time -- hours after I found out that a 24-year-old friend had been killed in a vehicle crash....
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