Continental inks 3 agreements to drive mobility innovations

Continental has signed three memoranda of understanding to develop solutions that improves safety, connectivity and convenience for Singapore’s mobility ecosystem.

Inked at its inaugural TechFest held at its Boon Keng Road premises in Singapore, the MoUs will leverage Continental’s rich history and expertise in mobility technologies and the technological competencies of each partner to accelerate new commercial solutions for mobility.

“Our main goal is to transform the mobility ecosystem and our efforts will be multi-pronged. We will be focusing on developing solutions that encourage inclusivity, enhance safety, automate logistical processes, and refine predictive analytics with holistic and real-time data,” said Lo Kien Foh, President and CEO of Continental Automotive Singapore.

“With these partnerships, we are combining our world-leading technologies with unparalleled technical expertise and innovation towards a common goal. Together with our like-minded partners, our joint forces will significantly accelerate the technologies needed to shape the future of mobility,” he added.

The three MoUs are with:

  • Hyundai Motor Group: The partners will work on using Continental technology, such as haptic solutions for smart surfaces, to support inclusivity in Hyundai’s mobility solutions for vulnerable groups and the differently abled, including seniors and people with disabilities, to enjoy freedom of travel. The startup arms of both companies will also explore collaborations with start-ups in areas such as in-cabin sensing, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Industry 4.0, and robotics.
  • Singtel: The two companies will work on 5G automotive applications. Continental will also leverage MEC solutions from Singtel’s ecosystem partners, including hyperscalers such as Microsoft Azure, to further enhance situational awareness of Continental’s vehicle systems and improve overall road safety.
  • Go-Ahead Singapore and Nanyang Technological University (NTU): Continental NTU Corporate Lab and Go-Ahead Singapore will develop and enhance the driving safety management systems for Go-Ahead’s fleet of buses. Fitted with AI and machine learning capabilities, the system will be piloted on at least five Go-Ahead Singapore buses with the first trial set to commence in Q1 2023.

“The MoUs signed today will boost Singapore’s smart mobility ecosystem through collaborations of technology building, development and piloting with the aim of commercialisation. Together, they also strengthen our reputation as a leader in research and development and innovation,” said Guest-of-Honour Amy Khor (top), Singapore’s Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment and Ministry of Transportation.

According to Philipp von Hirschheydt, Head of Business Area User Experience at Continental, Singapore is an indeal location for the company’s research and development activities because many multinational corporations are located in the country, making it a good place for collaboration.