Technology company Continental has decided to conduct testing of autonomous vehicles on the German highway system known as autobahn.

The results of these tests under real traffic conditions will be incorporated to improve the sensors, vehicle computers, operating systems and software for the automated driving systems especially in Germany, the US, Japan and China.

Continental Chassis & Safety division Systems & Technology head Ralph Lauxmann said: “As a technology company, we want to increase acceptance of automated driving.

“This means that, on the road to production readiness, we constantly put our systems to the acid test, investigating everything from the bit to the byte, from the lens to the chip.

“Automated driving will not only help car drivers save time. It will also lead to greater safety in road traffic and will reduce emissions. This is why we are working on all forms of automated and autonomous driving – on the autobahn, in the city, and when parking.”

“As a technology company, we want to increase acceptance of automated driving.”

The company is also working on a plan for the adoption of fully automated driving on the autobahn by 2025.

This automated autobahn driving is designed to enable the drivers to shift their focus to other temporary activities other than driving.

The company, with its platform Continental Urban Mobility Experience, is also testing the feasibility of deploying robo-taxis in the city. It is also engaged in the development of automated and autonomous parking solutions.

Overall, it aims to implement a seamless and automated mobility in the city without accidents.

Established in 1871, Continental focuses on developing intelligent, efficient and safe solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation.