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More safety thanks to a new display

More safety thanks to seamless images – Continental develops digital side-view mirror without split screen

More safety thanks to a new display

More safety thanks to seamless images – Continental develops digital side-view mirror without split screen

Interior display merges field-of-view images from multiple cameras into a single image for a much clearer overview

Larger, high-resolution displays for highest image quality and detailed image reproduction

ProViu Mirror camera monitor system reduces blind spots and contributes to increased safety

Moving the side-view mirrors to the inside of the cabin saves up to two percent fuel

Schwalbach, December 2017. The technology company Continental presents the next generation of its ProViu Mirror digital side-view mirror. The new version of the camera system now has only one single image – and it’s large, seamless and intuitive for the driver. The various images from the cameras mounted on the side of the driver’s cabin are displayed on the interior displays as one single merged image by ProViu Mirror. This increases the visible area and reduces blind spots.

“Instead of a one-to-one imitation of the traditional mirror, we’re now exploiting the full potential of camera monitor systems,” explains Dr. Michael Ruf, Head of the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit at Continental. “Thanks to the Merged View display, the driver has an even better overview of the current traffic situation. This comprehensive visual check makes a major contribution to anticipatory driving and helps prevent accidents. One major advantage of the previous version has been retained – reduced air resistance, meaning up to two percent less fuel consumption.”

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Continental creates a dynamic and interactive digital travel guide

Continental Demonstrates Holistic Connectivity Experience at CES 2018

Service Oriented Architecture enables fast and secure deployment of new functions including third party content 

In a digital travel guide Continental aggregates contextual and dynamic driver information 

High quality, spatialized sound Human-Machine Interaction enhances overall audio experience


“There is tremendous potential for the application of web technologies in the automotive world.  With our Holistic Connectivity Experience demo car, we are demonstrating the possibilities”, said Dr. Karsten Michels, Head of Systems & Technology in the Interior division at Continental. He continues, “Our solution helps vehicle manufacturers transform the driving experience, ensuring delivery of dynamic, context based services. This makes vehicle functions more intelligent and relevant and allows service providers to explore new value streams and tap into innovative business models.”


Borg & Beck Tech Centre Upgrade Reinforces Clutch Expertise

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its bespoke technical centre for the extensive Borg & Beck clutch programme.

Located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, the technical centre features several testing stations and contains a range of specifically designed equipment. The Borg & Beck technicians work tirelessly to ensure that all the company’s clutch components are of the highest quality.

For further information, published on, october 2017:

Comline: First for Filters British brand announces IFTS membership in support of leading filtration range

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to announce that is has joined the automotive industry elite in becoming a member of the IFTS (International Filter Testing Services), one of the world’s foremost filtration testing organisations.

The multi-award winning, British brand of all-makes replacement parts has underlined its credentials as a leading filter supplier in being accepted as an IFTS member, and the brand aims to utilise the enviable resources and expertise of this non-profit making organisation to further strengthen its comprehensive filter offering.

For further information, published on, october 2017 :

Double award for Continental

Surfaces won Materialica Design + Technology Award 2017 in gold and silver.

Double reason to celebrate: at Materialica international trade fair in Munich, two Continental products received the Materialica Design + Technology Award 2017. The upholstery material laif VyP won a Gold Award and the artificial leather Holographic a Silver Award in the Surface & Technology category.

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Borg & Beck Continues Its Export Success

Borg & Beck – A Brand Still On The Rise

As a mark of its continuing strength in the export market, First Line Ltd has again featured in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranking, making it three appearances in the last four years and the company by far the most consistent aftermarket supplier in the study!

The 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts and, as such, is an excellent barometer of private company growth and performance.


Published on, July 2016 :

Comline ranks in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

The distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts has been recognised as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies for international sales.

UK automotive aftermarket company Comline has entered The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table and has placed in 70th position.

Published this month, the annual International Track 200 league table – now in its seventh year – ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales over a two-year period.


Published on, June 2016 :

ContiTech : New Packaging Referencing PIC

- Access options for online platform now contained inside packaging - Information accessible free of charge and without registration – on a mobile device or PC - Product Information Center offers article-specific information at a glance

ContiTech’s Product Information Center (PIC) offers fitting instructions and practical installation tips at a glance. Every new packaging for timing belt kits and V-ribbed belt kits now also shows workshop professionals how they can access the online platform.


Published on, June 2016 :

Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

Getco will be in Franfkurt from September 13 to September 17

Visit us Hall 5.1 Stand A82 !

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Comline News: By Royal Appointment

Comline receives The Queen’s Award for Enterprise : International Trade 2016.

Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline) has proudly announced that it is one of a select group of UK businesses to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Comline has been recognised specifically for the growth of its export business with the specific award presented being ‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016’ (see ‘Notes for Editors’ overleaf).

In receiving this award Comline has demonstrated significant and sustained growth across international markets. Driven by its core filtration and friction products and up-and-coming product categories such as Steering & Suspension, Comline branded vehicle parts are now being distributed in over 40 countries throughout Europe, North Africa and selected others across the globe. Regardless of marketplace, the Comline ethos of delivering high-quality replacement vehicle parts that offer genuine value for money is consistently finding favour with aftermarket businesses.

Comline Managing Director, Divyesh Kamdar reflects the excitement of everyone at Comline in receiving The Queen’s Award:

“What a moment this is for everyone associated with Comline! We are proud to be a British company and I can think of no greater honour than receiving such an important accolade directly from HM The Queen.”

Kamdar went onto say:

“Comline continues to enjoy considerable success here in the UK but our export growth over the past four years has been nothing short of staggering. The hard work of our dedicated staff coupled with the efforts of our valued distributors has seen overseas business treble since 2012. To be recognised for this achievement with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is hugely gratifying and something that Comline will wear as a badge of honour over the coming years.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise represents a significant feather in the cap for Comline and further emphasises the growing stature of the organisation both at home and abroad.


Published on, April 2016 :