Continental, a German Tier 1 supplier, has secured a contract to supply telematics units with high-performance computers to the commercial vehicle industry.
Continental claims it will complete this order from a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer using its extensive telematics expertise, which it has already demonstrated in the passenger car market. Last year, the company made history by being the first to mass-produce a high-performance computer with software. For Volkswagen’s all-electric ID series, the computer connects the electronics architecture, monitors data streams, and enables over-the-air updates.
“Continental recognised the potential of high-performance computers at an early stage and used its vehicle electronics know-how, which has evolved over several years, to build a foundation for creative applications – now also for the commercial vehicle sector,” said Gilles Mabire, head of Continental’s Commercial Vehicles and Services business unit.
The Tier 1 claims that it is addressing the ever-increasing variety of functions and sophistication of commercial vehicle communication by using high-performance computers. It combines the telematics device with a high-performance computer in the truck solution, allowing the mapping of a large range of additional functions and applications. This includes competition-relevant applications ranging from digitalization of the logistics chain and remote diagnostics to secure over-the-air software updates, especially in the efficiency-driven transportation industry.
Continental claims that its solution is much better than traditional computers at managing large data streams created by vehicles.
Source : www.autocarpro.in