Continental reorganises CAV operations and plans to add 17,000 engineers

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Continental has announced a number of company reorganisations, including of its Chassis and Safety and Interior divisions.

They will be rolled into two newly created business areas called Autonomous Driving Technologies and Vehicle Networking Technologies by 2020, and will be supported by a new central automotive R&D department.

The Autonomous Driving Technologies business area will continue to work on traditional chassis technologies such as braking, stability control and suspension technology, in addition to focussing on AV technology.

The Vehicle Networking Technologies business area, meanwhile, will develop internal connectivity as well as V2X. The increased focus on these areas means Continental will add 17,000 engineers. The company will release more details in the course of 2019.

To support the reorganisation, a central Automotive R&D function will be created to deal with the development activities of the current Interior and Chassis & Safety divisions as well as the R&D activities of the current central functions.

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By Illya Verpraet

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