Kathrein Sells Automotive Division to Continental AG

Kathrein Automotive

Vehicle Communication and Networking

Kathrein Automotive GmbH has been one of the pioneers in transmitter and receiver systems for cars for more than 80 years.

Thanks to innovative developments, such as the integrated windscreen antennas for TV diversity, digital radio and radio central locking, we have previously contributed to the technology of tomorrow and set new standards. Using the latest technologies enables us to provide the highest level of communication and entertainment services for vehicles.

To ensure optimised signal processing within vehicles and in C2X communication, we support digital change through different solutions.

In order to develop the necessary technical infrastructure, we are well prepared to meet the expected standards, such as 5G, with our in-house testbed and various test facilities, while always assuring the highest quality and best possible service. 

The testbed is equipped with professional base station infrastructure from Ericsson / Kathrein and can reproduce a wide variety of antenna constellations for in-car mobile applications. This will enable essential information to be gathered for the interpretation of future vehicle architectures.

Kathrein offers solutions for automotive antenna systems around the following areas:

  • Mobile communication (5G, 4G, 3G, 2G)
  • GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidoo
  • C2C, C2X, DSRC
  • Compensators
  • Intelligent antenna systems
  • RKE, FZV, Keyless Entry, independent vehicle heaters
  • TV
  • Digital radio reception (DAB, SDARS)
  • Analogue radio reception (AM, FM)