The international automotive supplier Continental opened its winter test center under the Chassis & Safety Division in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province.
This further secures leadership of Continental in the world’s driving safety market, and reaffirms its strong commitment to accelerating the localization of the entire value chain for safety in China. The company is expanding into its local R&D capabilities and speeds up to meet the ever-increasing demand for vehicle safety products as well as improve road safety in the country.
“We see a great potential for Continental in the China auto safety market. With the foundation of our winter test center, we are moving a big step closer to our ambitious goal of ‘safety for everyone’ and will further complete our capabilities for safety solutions in China.” said Dirk Remde, Head of the Business Unit Electronic Brake Systems China during the ceremony.
The winter test center features a 7,000,000-square-meter lake an 30,000 square-meter area, the Heihe winter test center being the 4th such testing facility for ABS and ESC globally. The other three are located in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The focus of this center is to test vehicle stability in all driving situations, especially on low friction surfaces.
“The Heihe winter test center integrates testing facilities and global expertise to carry out system tests and develop vehicle applications on new technologies and products,” commented Dr. Thomas Meurers, Head of EBS R&D China.