Continental Showcases Latest Automotive Safety Advances at Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Continental, a leading international supplier of safety systems to the global automotive industry, is showcasing and demonstrating some of its newest technologies for automotive safety, crash avoidance and pedestrian protection at this week’s International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles being held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center in suburban Washington, D.C.
The Continental exhibit includes a number of advanced safety technologies and electronics that help reduce crashes and in turn, help save lives. Advanced technologies on display from Continental include:
- Emergency Steer Assist – one of Continental’s newest safety technologies that helps drivers steer past an obstacle by interaction of the vehicle’s radar sensors, chassis systems and electronic steering. This demonstration will feature an all-new simulation environment which will replicate the experience of an accident avoidance maneuver and the benefit of this system in such an emergency situation.
- ContiGuardÃ‚®, a comprehensive safety concept that integrates both active and passive safety systems which are more effective and comprehensive based on using surrounding sensors and their coordinated interaction. By embracing ContiGuardÃ‚®, vehicle manufacturers can help effectively avoid crashes or minimize their consequences and the risk of injuries for drivers and passengers alike.
- Electronic Brake Systems, including anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), featuring the latest sensor technology.
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with Active Safety Camera, Lidar and Radar sensors, which provide Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Emergency Brake Assist, Intelligent Headlamp Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition functions supported by a redundant sensor cluster.
- Pedestrian Protection Sensing (PPS), a technology in which pressure sensors in the bumper reliably detect accidents involving pedestrians and activate the safety systems in the vehicle’s body to absorb energy in the event of a collision and mitigate the potential injuries to the pedestrian.
Continental also will be demonstrating its sensor system for the avoidance of rear-end collisions at city driving speeds during the Ride and Drive being held at the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Convention Center parking area.
Alfred Eckert, director, Advanced Engineering for Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division will share a white paper titled Emergency Steer and Brake Assist – a Systematic Approach for System Integration of Two Complementary Driver Assistance Systems, as part of the conference proceedings. The presentation will be included in the Advanced Technology #2: Human Performance and Driver Performance session at the conference on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m.
The ESV Conference runs through 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. Members of the media are welcome to visit the Continental booth to experience these safety technologies. Registration is available onsite.
With sales of euro 26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 155,000 employees in 45 countries.