Holistic Connectivity

“By Holistic Connectivity, the vehicle becomes the next Smart Device. It will link the vehicle to your daily life, personal network and will provide visible and invisible services around and beyond the vehicle. The higher density and better quality of data will allow evolutions in existing functions and even help to create new functions for future mobility concepts. The vehicle will be part of the ‘Internet of Everything’ – finally”. (Helmut Matschi)

The digitalization of mobility is well underway and creating new possibilities to make driving more efficient, safer and more comfortable. The starting point was the comfortable connection of Smart Devices to the vehicle, and the entry of online services and apps into the car. This development will continue due to an ever improving integration. Preferences and individual settings of devices will be seamlessly transferred into the vehicle. In addition, the ever increasing digitalization and connectivity allows the usage of new data sources for the intelligent management of individual and commercial transport. Thus the evaluation of sensor data enables the vehicles in front to predict critical traffic situations, before they lead to a dangerous situation for subsequent drivers. Likewise data from infrastructure can also be used for more safety and convenience.

Holistic Connectivity, therefore, networks vehicles worldwide in multiple ways. To the driver, other vehicles, mobile devices, the Internet and to the infrastructure this appears to be seamless It is a system consisting of interlinked hardware and software components and thereby visible and invisible services are enabled.


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Continental presents Holistic Connectivity at IAA 2015

At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Continental shows the seamless integration of connectivity components towards holistic connectivity. The visitors were able to experience first- hand the latest connectivity technologies through a variety of demonstrators. Furthermore, they could catch a glimpse of the future of car connectivity. In a 3D-projection, which is similar to 3D cinema, the visitors were able to experience holistic connectivity. Therefore, individual visitors could interactively become part of the action and experience Continental’s trendsetting technologies in different road situations.