Innovative technologies by Continental figure prominently in the most recent generation of the all-new Ford Focus and the Ford C-MAX multi-activity vehicle (MAV).
The latter shares a common platform with the Focus.
This marks the first time that an emergency brake assist is available on a compact car.
Continental was not only involved in the early design and development stages but will also be represented with production facilities at major locations throughout the world.
The all-new Ford Focus is making its debut featuring a variety of advanced driver assistance systems that have never been offered to such an extent.
What’s more, the emergency brake assist, which automatically stops the vehicle if there is a danger of a rear-end collision at speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour, is appearing in a compact car for the first time.
The Chassis & Safety Division provides the sensor technology for monitoring the immediate vicinity in front of the vehicle (short-range lidar sensor).
Additional assistance systems available on the Focus are the lane departure warning, driver drowsiness warning, high beam control and traffic sign recognition.
These systems work with a camera that surveys the area in front of the vehicle while reading roadway markings and traffic signs. Continental developed the camera system as well as the signal processor.