Delhi, September 28, 2018:
Continental company showcased selected technologies from its portfolio at the #STOPTHECRASH India, organised by the award-winning international road safety charity Global NCAP on September 26, at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Continental, as one of the partners of the “Stop the Crash” campaign, demonstrated 2-wheeler safety technologies – MiniMAB (one channel ABS for motorcycles) and MK 100 MAB (two channel ABS for motorcycles).
As the world’s biggest 2-wheeler market, the government-mandated safety norms for 2-wheelers effective April 2019 will significantly reduce the number of accidents. Continental’s solution for smaller motorcycles and scooters, a one-channel ABS called MiniMAB was demonstrated at the event. MiniMAB is a small and lightweight solution for small 2-wheelers, which prevents the front wheel from locking up in case of sudden braking by the driver, thus avoiding an accident or the vehicle becoming instable.
Also demonstrated was the MK 100 MAB, the next generation of the existing two-channel ABS system. This is significantly smaller, lighter, and more easily applicable to new types of motorcycles – and the system is also more price competitive. In the standard configuration, the new MK 100 MAB includes ABS and a function that recognizes when the rear wheel has lost contact with the road (Rear-Wheel Lift-Off Protection, RLP).
A basic tenet of Vision Zero is that safety be a universal right. Continental is continuing to invest on technologies that improve road safety, and focusing R&D activities strongly on customers’ increased requirements. “With one of the world’s highest numbers of road accidents and fatalities, India has to adopt relevant technologies, implement regulation and ensure enforcement to realize Vision Zero – Zero Fatalities, Zero Injuries, Zero Accidents. Today’s crash avoidance technologies are capable of preventing many types of vehicle collision before they happen. Continental has partnered with Global NCAP’s for Stop the Crash to create awareness of these life-saving technologies,” explained Prashanth Doreswamy, Head of Continental India.
Krishan Kohli, Head of Continental’s Vehicle Dynamics business in India, said, “Thanks to legislations and increasing acceptance of safety technologies, India is emerging as an important market for airbags, ABS and ESC. Continental already produces ABS and ESC units in India. Active R&D on safety technologies is also carried out in India, at our in-house R&D center Technical Centre India (TCI).”