Connected Vehicle

Continental acquires Kathrein Automotive

Technology company Continental has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH after antitrust authorities officially cleared the transaction.

Incorporating the automotive division of Rosenheim-based antenna and satellite technology manufacturer is to give Continental an important key segment to add to its expertise. Intelligent vehicle antennas are the starting point for future-proof connectivity concepts in the vehicle interior and beyond.

Potential applications range from remote access keys and navigation applications through to telematics solutions. A connected vehicle can contain over 22 installed antennas. Backed by Kathrein Automotive’s expertise, Continental can offer a broad portfolio ranging from rod antennas to the Intelligent Antenna Module.

The core functions of the Intelligent Antenna Module include the integration of various V2X technologies, such as the global 5G Hybrid V2X solution, which enables communication via the cellular network as well as rapid, reliable direct data transfer.

Source: Press Release

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