Continental is expanding the worldwide network of its research and development centers.
The company opened a new location in San José in Silicon Valley, California, U.S.A., where up to 300 experts from all parts of the company will work on pioneering solutions for the sustainable mobility of the future. Their projects are concerned with automated driving, electro-mobility, connectivity and mobility services.
Continental is investing millions of US dollars in the new research and development center. The state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops and offices are housed in a complex of around 6,000 square meters. Continental has already been represented in Silicon Valley for several years, as the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business unit has been based there since 2014.
Continental employs more than 18,000 people in the U.S.A. In the past five years the company has invested more than $1.9 billion there and is planning comparably large investments for the next five years.