Continental is planning a new development site for advanced driver assistance systems in Ulm
International automotive supplier Continental is planning to open a new research and development site for advanced driver assistance systems early next year in Ulm. “This new site will reinforce our development capacities in Germany while simultaneously expanding our worldwide network,” said Friedrich Angerbauer, Head of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Business Unit in Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division. In the short term, around 100 new engineering jobs will be created in Ulm, Germany; in the long term, the goal is to continue growing steadily.“T
The business developments of recent years have shown that advanced driver assistance systems are becoming the growth engine of Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division. It was only in April 2012 that the business was combined into its own Business Unit, located in Lindau, Germany. The objective is to ensure further profitable, high-quality growth in the coming years, as well as smooth market launches for innovative technologies like the stereo camera and radar.
“Driver assistance systems are considered a key technology when it comes to increasing driver safety, and they support our goal of moving toward accident-free driving,” continued Friedrich Angerbauer. “It’s impossible to imagine a modern car without these invisible co-pilots, which are used every day on the road.” Driver assistance features have already become established in luxury and mid-range vehicles. Since last year, these systems are also increasingly found in compact cars. For instance, the emergency brake assist for city driving has already been built into some smaller vehicles.
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