... or the vision of accident-free driving.
Anyone can hit the gas, but proper braking is a fine art. And yet every meter counts when you need to slow down fast. Electronic braking systems with an anti-lock function play an important role in avoiding accidents. They stop the wheels from locking and in so doing help to avoid crashes. You may find the complete article and many more topics in our VisionZero News, issue 2/2016.
In a drive to boost road safety by promoting the spread of advanced safety technologies as standard equipment, the Continental experts have intensified their joint efforts to make Vision Zero a reality.
Vision Zero stands for: zero deaths and zero injuries on our roads. An ambitious target in light of the fact that there are over 1.2 million road traffic fatalities worldwide every year. But a bold vision is called for to drive progress. At Continental, Vision Zero has long been part of our corporate DNA. Engineers can save lives by developing technologies which prevent road accidents.
As a partner to Global NCAP’s ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign, Continental is using vivid demonstrations to raise awareness among drivers across the globe of how important it is to make sure they have enough tread left on their tires and also keep their tires at the right pressure. Read more in VisonZeroNews, issue 1/2016 (PDF).
“Road accidents must become a thing of the past. This is no longer a utopian vision, because with a shield made of data from the vehicle itself and from other road users, the car will be increasingly capable of avoiding accidents." Statement Dr. Elmar Degenhart, VisionZeroNews 2/2015.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is currently the most important active safety system of them all. It identifies critical dynamic situations as they begin to develop and intervenes automatically – if necessary – to correct the vehicle’s behavior.
Road safety improves with increasing use of accident-prevention technologies. Continental has made Vision Zero its long-term goal. VisionZeroNews, issue 1 (PDF)
Chassis & Safety and Tire Divisions join campaign to improve road safety through standard fitment of state-of-the-art safety technologies especially in subcompact cars.
Live demonstrations at the concluding presentation of the UR:BAN project in Düsseldorf show the effectiveness of innovative assistance systems for lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
The Augmented Reality HUD supplements the exterior view of the traffic conditions in front of the vehicle with virtual information (augmentations) for the driver. The AR-HUD was developed from the previous HUD, but now the reflected information appears exactly where the information becomes a part of the driving situation.
Continental presents world premiere of augmented-reality head-up display.
Pressure sensor-based Pedestrian Protection System (PPS pSAT) reduces pedestrian injuries in collisions.
Continental signed the European Road Safety Charter on November 26, 2007. The goal of the Charter is to halve the number of fatalities on the roads of the European Union (EU) by the year 2010, in other words, a reduction to 25,000 from 50,000 in 2004.