Chassis & Safety Division
For the Chassis & Safety division, the direction is clear: the future of mobility leads to automated driving. Integral active and passive safety technologies and products that support vehicle dynamics provide greater safety, comfort and convenience.
According to the World Health Organization, around 1.3 mllion people still die each year in traffic accidents around the world, and millions are injured. The main cause is human error. Studies show that drivers are partly to blame for more than 90% of accidents, and solely to blame for more than 70%. So in order to reduce the number of accidents further, it is necessary to help the driver drive. This will involve continually developing advanced driver assistance systems while increasing their fitment rates, and gradually automating driving tasks to the point of fully automated driving. Electronics are becoming ever more intelligent, providing the perfect foundation for achieving Vision Zero – our vision of accident-free driving.
Globalization, growth, and top performance are the key strategic driving forces of the division, which is subdivided into four business units (Status: December 31, 2016):
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Hydraulic Brake Systems
- Passive Safety & Sensorics
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)