The jury of the “Journey to Automation” award presented by the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) has named Continental the Overall Winner in the award’s six categories and winner of the prestigious Tire Technology Award. The UK-based trade journal honored Continental for its Conti C.A.R.E. tire concept for future electric mobility solutions.
Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrification.) is a wheel/tire concept which, with its Cloud-based connectivity, offers fleet operators a particularly efficient means of mobility management. Fleets of autonomous electric taxis are a case in point, playing a key role in many concepts of the environmentally compatible mobility of the future.
The jury praised Continental for its successful blend of innovation, IT and inspired engineering. The project was also commended for embracing “a proactive approach to meeting OEM requirements with technology-leverages that should have significant impacts on the wider automotive industry,” writes the ERJ. The award was presented at a virtual ceremony in mid-September.