HANOVER, Germany—Looking to the future of mobility, Continental A.G. and aft automotive GmbH have combined their design expertise to produce a modular coupling system for heat management in both internal combustion engine and electric vehicles.
The innovative design of the synthetic coupler cuts down on overall materials used in production, weight and improves flow. A lighter weight to a coupling system means less fuel is used and less CO2 is produced by the vehicle, especially in internal combustion engines. And fewer materials needed in production of the parts means less CO2 is produced during manufacturing.
It was that sustainability that garnered Conti and aft automotive—a joint partnership known as JoinPlas—a Materialica Design and Technology Award from the judges at the eMove360° Hybrid International Trade Show, conducted recently in Munich.
"We are absolutely delighted with this award," said Arndt Nikolaus, Continental partner in the newly established joint venture. "It is an affirmation for the entire team that worked tirelessly on this development. Pooling and sharing our know-how in order to drive the future of automotive lines is a further major milestone in our partnership."