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Continental India Inaugurates its Technical Center in Bangalore Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Bangalore: Continental launched its new 'Technical Center India' facility at Bommanahalli on Hosur Main Road, Bangalore, India. The Technical Center India develops automotive technology and provides software services for Continentals Automotive Group.

Since 2006, the 'Technical Center India' has partnered with Siemens Information Systems Limited (SISL), KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited (KPIT), and WIPRO Limited for developing and supporting multiple automotive engineering projects for its global customers at Continental. Now the center is further expanding its Indian operations by establishing a captive development center in Bangalore.

The Technical Center India employs about 600 engineers and aims to grow by 20% year on year.

The activities of the Technical Center India include:

-Development and testing of Engine Management Systems to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of engines
-Development of Digital Tachographs and Telematics Systems to optimize fleets of Commercial Vehicles and Public Transport Systems (e.g. London Bus System)
-Testing of Energy Management Software for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
-Software development and verification for Electronic Brake Systems
-Testing and enhancement of Body Controllers with integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
-Software enhancement for Emergency Call Systems
-Software development to connect mobile phones with the car audio system and to stream media from the phone to the car
-Developing high-end car radios with embedded phones which enable new kind of services into the car

Inaugurating the Technical Center, Dr. Gunnar Juergens, Head of the Technical Center India commented "the approach consists of a captive development center of Continental and Offshore Development Centers(ODC) which are operated by our engineering partners. Our partners in India are SISL, KPIT and WIPRO. By working with partners we acknowledge the fact that India has great engineering talent and trusted experience in managing and developing world-class engineering. Our joint approach with the partners has been very successful and has built up a high level of acceptance and trust inside Continental, worldwide. The Continental Technical Center India demonstrates that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Speaking on the occasion Dr.Markus Distelhoff, Managing Director of Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, "with the opening of the Technical Center, we achieved another milestone in the history of Continental India. Globally, Continental India is recognized not only for its manufacturing capabilities but also for its development and engineering services. The Technical Center India brings home the rich experience of working on innovative technology for advanced markets and enablesour engineers to localize technology for emerging markets at affordable prices."

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