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Automotive: the keywords of 2015

2016 is almost upon us, and it is time to review the performance of the automotive sector. 2015 was full of innovations and we can set, as trend topics: green, always-on, safe mobility, cyber tyre and automated driving. Green - There was a general commitment, cross-sector, towards the use of renewable energy sources and eco-material. Electromobility was driven by major players, especially those...


Continental's Eco-Tyres

Continental's Eco-Tyres

Continental continues on its path to the realization of eco-tyres with the new ContiLifeCycle's factory in Hannover- Stöcken. The plant, designed and built in 18 months, is the first of its kind in the world and is the result of know-how in the design and manufacturing of tyres obtained with the implementation of production technologies derived from the production of new tyres and the improvement...


Sustainable transport : The answer to the crisis and pollution

Sustainable transport : The answer to the crisis and pollution

The expression sustainable transport indicates a transport mode that can decrease the environmental, social and economic costs generated by private vehicles such as air pollution, traffic congestion, etc.. The crisis that has affected economies around the world suggests to motorists to change their habits and to consider this new "style" for their journeys. Car sharing was born in the...


Emissions reductions? Not yet

Emissions reductions? Not yet

The vote on CO2 emissions reduction from vehicles to 95g/km by 2020 postponed. The European Union, the current Presidency is held by Lithuania, has declared the impossibility to come to a decision within the same day and now there is the risk that the decision will be postponed for 6 months. Among the most sceptical countries is Germany, which considers that this goal is not concrete...


Dandelion's Tyres ?

Dandelion's Tyres ?

Rubber can be extracted from the juice of the dandelion. Yet the decisive breakthrough to industrial manufacturing is proving to be a tough step. The researchers of Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology in collaboration with Continental are building the first ever pilot system to extract vast quantities of dandelion rubber for making tyres. The joint project officially started at the beginning...