German auto supplier Continental on Wednesday said it would pare back its engine manufacturing activities as more stringent emissions rules threaten demand for combustion engine components, resulting in around 5,040 job losses by 2028. The global auto supplier, which employs more than 240,000 staff, has suffered from a global downturn in demand for passenger cars and a shift away from gasoline and diesel toward battery-powered vehicles. Continental said around 520 jobs will be lost w
German automotive supplier Continental AG on Wednesday said it would cut jobs and close plants over the next 10 years as it faces a slowing global auto sector. The program will result in costs of around 1.1 billion euros (972.9 million pounds), which will mainly be incurred between 2019 and 2022, the company said after a meeting of its supervisory board. The slowdown in the auto sector has prompted profit warnings from various suppliers, including Continental, in recent months.
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Automotive camera technology has gone from providing low-res, grainy images from a single perspective to practically photo quality from any angle, in just a few years. There's no stopping the march of progress, though, because Continental is already demoing what it thinks is the next evolution of the tech that gives a true birds-eye-view.
Too many people ignore their tires. Most enthusiasts know that they are more than just pieces of rubber and are actually one of the most important factors in the ability to control a vehicle. Still, how many cars are driving around with clearly bald tires? Continental Tires thinks it has a solution, and it could start arriving on vehicles as soon as 2017.