About our Technologies

Automated Driving

About our Technologies

Automated Driving

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About our Technologies

Adaptability is more than just an evolutionary success strategy. With its active chassis technology and electronic brakes, Continental leverages a wide range of possible interventions to adjust the vehicle’s behavior to unknown factors such as the condition of the road surface, load changes, and cornering. The goal is to ensure optimum contact with the road, no matter what the conditions. What that means for the driver is noticeable comfort, optimum cornering stability, and sporty handling.

The business unit Vehicle Dynamics provides highly advanced braking technology for all vehicle types. It can be used in vehicles ranging from small cars right through to transportation vehicles, and even motorcycles. The advantages of electronically controlled braking are obvious: the shortest possible braking distance, as well as stability. In short, our electronic brake systems integrate a variety of functions and system components and, therefore, are one of the most progressive in the world.

In 2016 we launched the first highly integrated brake system in the market called MK C1®. The brake actuation feature, the brake booster and the control systems (ABS, ESC) are combined into a compact, weight-saving braking module. The MK C1® can build up braking pressure significantly faster than conventional hydraulic systems, thereby fulfilling the increased pressure dynamics requirements for new advanced driver assistance systems in order to prevent accidents and protect pedestrians. In addition, the system can fulfill the requirements for a recuperative braking system, thus contributing to the e-mobility trend.


Continental's cutting edge brake technology MK C1 enables next step to highly automated driving

While automated driving is a big step into the future of safe and comfortable individual mobility, one thing will not change: In conjunction with the steering, the brakes will remain the most important element of active safety. Once the driver hands over the full driving responsibility to the vehicle, the electronic brake system (EBS) must be capable to perform the braking function, even in a rare case of a possible failure of the primary electronic brake system. That is why the technology company Continental has developed its electronic brake solution MK C1 further, targeted to the additional requirements of highly automated driving.

Learn more about the integrated active and passive safety technologies and products that support vehicle dynamics.