Continental have launched a new sensor system, designed to prevent rear-end collisions.
The system, known as ContiGuard, scans the road ahead of a vehicle and triggers the brakes if the driver doesn’t react to an impending collision. ContiGuard has been fitted to the Volvo C60.
Continental have undertaken research that shows that 75% of accidents occur at below 30km/hr. Stop-start driving in urban conditions is when most of these accidents take place, and the sensor should seriously reduce the risk of these accidents. According to Dr Ralf Cramer, President of the company’s Chassis & Safety Division, “This system will prevent numerous accidents and injuries. It is one of the important modules in our comprehensive ContiGuard safety system which is bringing us one step closer to Vision Zero, our vision of road transport without accidents, without serious injuries and without fatalities.”