As the leading supplier of access control systems, Continental develops innovative technologies that help drivers to enter their vehicle as easily and securely as possible. For this, we use the latest technologies, for example the integration of smartphones and tablets or even waerables to enable access to the car.
Our product portfolio ranges from simple immobilizers and Remote Keyless Entry Systems (RKE) to highly elaborate systems that enable totally new convenience functions, including Passive Start and Entry Systems (PASE), for example. With PASE, the vehicle automatically recognizes the key and opens the door or trunk. Our bidirectional keys do much more than just opening the doors however – with an integrated display, you are always informed about the status of your car’s important functions.
Our latest invention is the virtual key, which allows access to the vehicle via mobile devices. An encrypted access code is sent to your smartphone or tablet. At Continental, this works with high security standards via near field communication (NFC). Technologies like Bluetooth can also be used.
Continental has nearly 25 years of experience with electronic vehicle access systems, making it one of the leading suppliers of access systems worldwide. The first electronic immobilizer was delivered in 1994, while the first remote start and access system, the PASE (Passive Start and Entry), was delivered in 1998.