Continental, a global technology company, has recently inked three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a range of local and global partners to bolster research efforts in Singapore aimed at enhancing the environmental sustainability of the mobility ecosystem.
One of these partnerships involves Continental, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and Volkswagen Group Innovation. Together, they aim to develop smart energy management systems that optimize electric vehicle (EV) charging. This is part of a broader effort to make EVs more energy-efficient and eco-friendly.
Continental has also entered into an agreement with CEA and NTU Singapore to explore novel solutions for recycling electronic components from end-of-life vehicles. This move underscores the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable practices in the automotive industry.
Furthermore, Continental, in collaboration with NTU Singapore and Pylon City, will delve into the study of smart charging systems and battery optimization for EVs. Additionally, this partnership will play a role in setting national standards for outdoor charging infrastructure of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).
The partnership with Volkswagen Group Innovation focuses on assessing the potential benefits of dynamic pricing models in reducing carbon emissions and alleviating the stress on existing power systems. By encouraging EV charging during off-peak hours or when renewable energy is readily available, this initiative aims to make the energy consumption of electric vehicles more environmentally friendly.
Lo Kien Foh, President and CEO of Continental Automotive Singapore, expressed the company’s dedication to leveraging the strengths and resources of their partners to drive innovative solutions. These collaborations intend to revolutionize the automotive sector, enhancing its environmental standards and fostering a more sustainable ecosystem for the future