Continental is setting the course for safe mobility

Greater safety: Vehicle surroundings sensors and cameras detect obstacles in urban rail traffic and can thereby reduce the number of serious or fatal accidents.

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Continental Adapts Sensor Technology from the Automotive Industry for Fewer Accidents with Urban Railways

Technology company Continental is already setting the course for the future of safe mobility in rail transport and is ensuring a reduction in rail transport accidents with its innovations and technologies.

Radar sensors and cameras that were originally developed for the automotive industry could help in reducing the number of serious or even fatal accidents in urban rail traffic. They could detect obstacles that are difficult to recognize, such as pedestrians, cyclists or crossing vehicles, and deliver information directly to the driver in the train cab by means of visual signals, via head-up displays for example, or initiate automated braking.

Hans-Jürgen Duensing Hans-Jürgen Duensing, a member of Continental’s Executive Board and a driving force behind the railway initiative:

“Safe mobility in the future also means safe mobility on the rails and goes way beyond automobility. We have the technological expertise and the know-how to be able to reduce serious or even fatal accidents involving rail vehicles. Very frequently, disregard for the priority of rail traffic due to inattentiveness, recklessness and ignorance causes avoidable accidents. We are laying the technological groundwork for improving active and passive safety in urban rail vehicles and actively offering operators and those responsible the opportunity to discuss future use in rail vehicles.”