Continental Wins 2019 AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award for Intelligent Door System

Continental has won the 2019 AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award in the category "Most Innovative Automotive Supplier Interior and Interface".

The technology company’s intelligent door system was named one of the most innovative projects in the automotive industry in the competition held by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). Continental’s solution not only increases drivers’ comfort but also their safety. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies such as the intelligent door braking system and the smart autonomous door, opening and closing doors is more convenient as well as safer, since doors are prevented from slamming shut. Continental also came second in the category “Drive” with its Super Clean Electrified Diesel, a technological solution that reduces fuel consumption and thus also CO2 emissions.

Helmut Matschi, member of the Continental Executive Board and Head of the Interior division: “The recognition of our intelligent door system and thus of our innovative prowess is a source of great pride for us, but it also drives us to further increase the comfort and safety of all road users.”

Professor Dr. Stefan Bratzel, Director of CAM and jury president adds: “We are witnessing the biggest transformation in the history of the automotive industry. The car as a product is changing like never before. In this key phase, German automobile manufacturers are proving to be highly innovative. And they need to be. New players, especially from China, are ramping up the competition. They have made great strides in catching up technologically and are preparing to take over as innovation leaders.”