Continental Automotive Components India, the leading manufacturer of electronic products commits action plans for future India in automotive industry and commissions the safety zone with its array of products. ‘All time’ safety, comfortability and connect
Head, Technical Centre India (TCI), Continental Automotive
Q: What are the current trends in automotive electronics and what are the areas of improvement?
Gulur: Globally, the automotive industry is set to experience a transformation with the emergence of the connected devices. The connected devices insync with “Internet of Everything” will enable a wide range of functions and services to make driving safer more efficient and more comfortable. The automotive and the information and telecommunications industry have to work together in order to share knowledge and develop solutions for the connected car of the future and other related industries. The development of automated driving constitutes a key technology along the road to creating even safer, more efficient and more comfortable vehicles. Automated driving is the motivation behind accelerating our ‘Vision Zero’. Even today, driver assistance systems help to prevent accidents. Increasing acceptance of driver assistance systems, an ever increasing need for communication while driving, and increasingly stringent requirements regarding the energy-efficient operation of vehicles, form the foundation for the acceptance of automated driving. Continental is partnering with Global NCAP for ‘Stop the Crash’ information campaign, an initiative of Global NCAP. Throughout the ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign, Global NCAP and its partners, including Continental, will be holding driving demonstrations to raise awareness of the benefits of safety technologies that are already being volume-produced and to encourage their adoption in subcompact and compact models too. On the tyre side the importance of adequate tyre pressure and tread depth are highlighted.
Emissions are another important focus area. The Automotive Mission Plan 201626 envisages the adoption of BS-V emission norms by 2019 and BS-VI for passenger cars, the implementation of ‘end of life’ policy for old vehicles and projects $80 billion in capex investments in the auto industry. Globally, Continental has been supporting OEMs in meeting stringent emission standards, such as Euro 6.
Q: What are the automotive electronics parts you manufacture?
Gulur: Continental Automotive Components India develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic products in its Bangalore plant which includes engine management and power steering ECUs, immobilizers, body control modules and instrument clusters for all vehicle segments. It also manufactures actuation drum brakes, calipers, powertrain and chassis sensors, fuel supply modules and fuel rail assemblies