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Conti boss Degenhart: Billions in sales with autonomous driving

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In four to five years, sales from the business with the new technology should be lie at one billion euros, said Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart a uto motor und sport . The division currently has sales of 400 million euros, according to Degenhart. In seven to eight years, when technology becomes more widespread, Continental aims to achieve sales of three billion euros in this segment.

Expand IT partnerships

'In the automotive segment alone, we have over 20,000 engineers worldwide. More than half of them are software engineers,' Degenhart emphasizes the importance of software development for the automotive supplier.

Continental wants to expand its partnership with IT companies. In addition to Cisco and IBM, Continental wants to enter into a third major partnership, but is not fixated on Google. 'These are companies such as Yahoo or Google,' said Degenhart. Degenhart wants to have the third partner on board by the end of the year. Degenhart does not mind that the potential partner Google is working on autonomous driving itself.

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