Continental, global technology supplier is presenting intelligent products for safety, efficiency, and vehicle networking at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The hardware and software range showcased by Continental extends from pedestrian recognition based on artificial intelligence (AI), to efficient and secure vehicle networking, the company noted. It is also demonstrating its simple charging systems at the expo, with the debut of its ‘Universal AllCharge’ system for electric mobility.
Continental is demonstrating the role of AI in shaping the mobility of the future, with its fifth generation multifunction camera that relies on neural networks and smart algorithms. This system also utilises traditional computer vision processes to understand pedestrians’ intentions and gestures. The intelligent camera, to go into production in 2020, offers 8-megapixel resolution and aperture angle of up to 125-degrees, both of which are used to recognise potential obstacles even earlier, Continental explained.
Visitors can also test some of the new camera’s functions live at the CES Asia 2018 Expo. These functions include recognising pedestrians, pointing out distracted ‘smartphone zombies,’ and interpreting gestures such as fully outstretched arms as the signal to stop. The detailed understanding of a complex traffic situation demonstrated here is the basis of new advanced driver assistance functions and of automated driving, the company said.
The company premiered its AllCharge system, which combines an electric motor and an inverter for a complete charging system. It allows drivers to head to any charging station and get the maximum amount of power, Continental noted. Continental is also presenting its cloud-based Telematics Service Platform (TSP) at CES Asia 2018, which a million vehicles in China are already benefiting from, the company said. Automotive manufacturers can exchange information with dealers, end-customers, and other interested parties via TSP, it added. The broad service spectrum of the platform includes customer relationship management, geo-location, geo-fencing, remote vehicle access, fault diagnosis, and fleet management.
Enno Tang, President and CEO, Continental China, said the development of the automotive industry is now no longer measured in horsepower and top speeds. It focuses on making safe, clean, intelligent, convenient mobility solutions available to users, he added. Tang further added that is why Continental is showcasing the cutting-edge technologies, solutions and services that will transport the industry into the future.