Portfolio

We are proud of the incredible partnerships we have built over the years! Many of the startups we have partnered with have brought their PoC’s to reality, at Continental and beyond. Since 2017, co-pace has analyzed over 900 startups and we have gotten the chance to interface with many incredible thought leaders.

All our work is tailor-made for each partner, based on every partner’s needs and best assets. Here is a selection of where co-creation with us can take you.

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Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics

WEBSITE https://en.horizon.ai/
YEAR 2020
TYPE Cooperation
Description

With Horizon Robotics’ full stack L2+ technology, Continental complements the global ADAS product portfolio for compute hardware (i.e. ADCU) and perception software algorithms.

  • Horizon Robotics’ solution complements the existing technologies and partnerships of Continental in specialized chips for computation in L2+ applications.
  • Continental and Horizon Robotics signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to build a joint venture dedicated to intelligent driving business.
Press  Release Continental and Horizon Robotics Joint Venture Accelerates the Commercialization of Automotive AI Technology
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Security Matters

Security Matters

WEBSITE https://smx.tech/
YEAR 2021
TYPE Cooperation
Description

Continental and Security Matters developed and tested marker technology to trace natural rubber with the intention to contribute to even greater transparency and traceability along the entire value chain of tires and technical rubber products from Continental in the future.

  • Provided with special security features, the use of marker substances enables the invisible labeling of natural rubber with information on its exact geographical origin.
  • Extensive laboratory tests have been successful.
  • Connection of marker technology with blockchain technology conceivable.
  • All materials used by Continental in its worldwide tire production are to be sourced responsibly by 2050 at the latest.
Press  Release Continental and Security Matters Test Marker Technology to Trace Natural Rubber

 

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Feelit

Feelit

WEBSITE https://feelit.tech/
YEAR 2021
TYPE Cooperation & Investment
Description

With Feeltit’s sensor technology, Continental brings sensing to existing and new product lines in different industries.

  • Continental is expanding its Industry 4.0 expertise in predictive maintenance and remote condition monitoring for automotive, industrial, and manufacturing applications.
  • Sensor technology is up to 50 times more sensitive than current competitive standards.
  • Potential for electric vehicles: Sensors can be retrofitted to hose lines to improve thermal management by optimizing battery life and range.
  • Additional potential for remote condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications, e.g. for industrial hoses for the food and beverage industry.
Press  Release Continental Invests in Israeli Industrial Sensing Start-up Feelit
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Recogni

Recogni

WEBSITE https://www.recogni.com/
YEAR 2021
TYPE Cooperation & Investment
Description

With Recogni’s chip approach, Continental wants to bring minimal energy consumption to the future needs of vehicle computers.

  • Continental is investing in German-US AI chip start-up Recogni.
  • Need for high-performance processors is growing, with increasing requirements for networked, automated and autonomous driving.
  • Production rollout of new chip architecture for faster object recognition expected as soon as 2026.
  • New processor design could complement the opportunities offered by the existing partnership with NVIDIA.
Continental start-up organization co-pace in collaboration with Continental AI experts demonstrates the efficiency of the new chip design
Press  Release Continental Invests in the Future of Chips for Autonomous Vehicles
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Traffilog

Traffilog

WEBSITE https://www.traffilog.com/
YEAR 2020
TYPE Cooperation
Description

Continental and Traffilog bring driver and vehicle insights, predictive maintenance services and more to large fleets by connecting information of tire sensors and telemetry data of the fleet’s cars with a proprietary algorithm in the cloud.

  • Prediction of tire tread depth via an algorithm with an accuracy of below 1 mm.
  • Pilot also entails real time remote tire pressure and temperature monitoring of the entire fleet of SHARE NOW Denmark, with approximately 600 cars currently in operation.
  • Real time tire monitoring solution connects information of tire sensors and telemetry data of an existing on-board unit with an algorithm in the cloud.
  • By connecting tires to the cloud Continental will enable just in time, need-based tire servicing.
Press  Release Continental and SHARE NOW Denmark Master Real Time Tread Depth Monitoring of Tires
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Sensor-based Inspection Service

Sensor-based Inspection Service

WEBSITE https://www.continental-industry.com/
YEAR 2020
TYPE Incubation
Description

With the sensor-based inspection service, Continental enables predictive maintenance for conveyor systems, tens of kilometers long and transporting millions of euros worth of material a day.

  • Detection of idler defects via camera and acoustic signals permits predictive maintenance and identification of weak points before damage occurs.
  • Digital, AI-based service solution enables data-assisted remote monitoring by means of drones and microphones, predictive maintenance units and rapid, targeted action in event of need.
  • Solution was developed to the prototype stage in the Incubator Program of co-pace.
Press  Release Continental Develops Sensor-based Inspection Service for Conveyor Belt Systems
03

Cartica / AutoBrains

Cartica / AutoBrains

WEBSITE https://autobrains.ai/
YEAR 2019
TYPE Cooperation & Investment
Description

With AutoBrains’ powerful algorithms, Continental enables reduced processing power and cost for autonomous vehicles.

  • Proprietary “Image2Text” software technology equips vision sensors with unprecedented object recognition and prediction capabilities.
  • Self-learning algorithms do not require labeled data and achieve high recognition performance despite running on low cost hardware.
  • Continental’s aim is to make the Cartica AI software available to the entire automotive industry and thus promote the rapid implementation of AI technologies for the safe mobility of the future.
Press  Release Continental Continues to Invest in Artificial Intelligence
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Leia

Leia

WEBSITE https://www.leiainc.com/
YEAR 2019
TYPE Cooperation & Investment
Description

With Leia’s unbelievable 3D display tech, Continental is in the beginning of building a collaboration ecosystem for immersive experiences.

  • Innovative Lightfield technology generates an unprecedented 3D experience for all vehicle passengers without special eyewear.
  • Comprehensive display technology and content platform for increased safety and comfort demands within the vehicle.
  • The technology enables information to be safely presented to the driver in real-time, allowing the driver´s interaction with the vehicle to become more comfortable and intuitive.
  • The partnership goes beyond hardware and the two companies are also collaborating on content creation and developer ecosystem support.
Press  Release Continental and Leia´s new 3D Lightfield Display bring the third dimension into Automotive vehicles
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PassiveBolt

PassiveBolt

WEBSITE https://www.passivebolt.com/
YEAR 2019
TYPE Incubation & Spin off
Description

With PassiveBolt, Continental supports the entrepreneurial ambitions of employees and expands the know-how and technology from automotive to other areas in seamless connectivity.

  • PassiveBolt was a result of the very first Incubator group in 2017 – an innovative smart lock that revolutionizes the supply chain for smart access technologies.
  • It has been operating independently since 2019, developing its HW product Shepherd Lock and SW solutions for keyless access.
  • Smart Lock system earned CES innovation awards 2020 and 2021.
Innovation Award

CES 2020 INNOVATION AWARD PRODUCT - Shepherd Lock

CES 2020: Passive Bolt Touch Activated Smart Lock (YouTube)