Autonomous Mobility


Solutions for Passenger Cars

Research Cooperation PRORETA

From theory to practice

Continental has now presented the results of the fifth and final project of the interdisciplinary research cooperation PRORETA: Artificial Intelligence Methods for Automated Driving. The project with the Technical University of Darmstadt, the University of Bremen (both in Germany) and the Technical University of Iaşi in Romania focused on the understanding of the situation and the movement planning of automated vehicles in urban traffic. Over the past 20 years, a large number of researchers have continued their development work at Continental and helped to put research results and concrete solutions such as cruising functions or emergency brake assistants on the road.



PRORETA, named after the shallow-warning chief boatman on ancient Roman ships, pursued several goals: to promote and intensify the exchange of knowledge between industry and university research, to inspire young scientists and to involve them at an early stage in finding solutions to application-oriented problems. In several project stages, impressive results have been achieved over the last 20 years. Many of them were subsequently further developed by Continental to series maturity and are now standard equipment on modern vehicles.
Project information
Here you find information about all PRORETA projects:
PRORETA 1 (2002 – 2006) – Accident prevention through autonomous braking and evasive action
Environmental sensors as the key to greater safety and comfort on the road.
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PRORETA 2 (2006 – 2009) – Prototype of an overtaking driver assistance system
Radar and video sensors for an exact overview of the vehicle's surroundings.
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PRORETA 3 (2011 – 2014) – Driver assistance system for urban traffic
Safety corridor as an integral concept for more safety on urban and rural roads.
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PRORETA 4 (2015 – 2018) – The intelligent learning vehicle systems
Combination of environment and occupant perception with artificial intelligence.
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PRORETA 5 (2020 - 2022) – Artificial intelligence for automated driving in cities
Artificial intelligence methods for automated driving.
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