The increasing number of fatalities and injuries globally due to road accidents, along with developments in vehicle electrification, autonomous mobility (connected cars), as well as rules and legal regulations are leading to increased requirements of vehicle safety. The vehicle safety systems market is currently estimated to be worth about € 32.4 billion, which is expected to rise to over € 47 billion by 2030.
Our overarching goal at Continental is to attain Vision Zero, i.e. a safe transport system in which there are no longer any accidents, deaths or injuries. Optimum occupant safety for all road users, and above all anticipatory, preventive safety functions, are an important step toward this goal. The main requirement to reach Vision Zero is that safety must not be for the privileged few, but everyone must be able to afford it.
Safety products are becoming dedicated elements in future electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures. We understand the complete SensePlanAct chain of effects and supply the right safety products and solutions to achieve Vision Zero. SensePlanAct stands for the chain of effects in driving. Sense stands for products such as cameras, radars or lasers that detect situations and information in the vehicle surroundings. Plan covers the analysis of courses of action as performed by electronic control units. Act is intended to reflect products that carry out controls, such as electronic or hydraulic brakes and steering.
We are a major provider of safety and driving functions, supplying components such as brakes, cameras or radar sensors and subsystems that may consist of sensors, electronic control units and software. We also want to add intelligent and connected safety infrastructures for accident prevention to our portfolio in the future.