Technology company Continental is expanding its global automated driving development efforts with testing on the autobahn in Germany. The Autobahn is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany.
Data collected in real traffic conditions on the German highway by Continental development experts will be utilized to further enhance sensors, vehicle computers, operating systems, and software for automated driving, particularly in Japan, China, the U.S., and Germany.
In addition to the production readiness of highly automated driving, Continental is also working toward the adoption of fully automated driving on the autobahn by 2025.
Highly automated autobahn driving is designed to allow drivers to temporarily focus their minds on activities other than driving. With fully automated driving, this should be possible for sections of the route without the driver having to act as a fallback mode at all.
With its test platform, Continental Urban Mobility Experience, the technology company is also testing systems for driverless robo-taxis in the city. Automated and autonomous parking is also being developed to be ready for production.