Google is a pioneer in autonomous vehicles, but Continental is headed the same direction, for example through a partnership announced earlier this year with BMW. Although consumers probably know the company best for making tires, it also is a major supplier that makes everything from disk brakes to lithium-ion batteries.
Acquisitions have broadened Continental's business. In 2006, it acquired Motorola's automotive electronics business, for example. In 2012, it reported net income … Read more