Source: Continental announcement

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– Continental’s MK C2 brake system and CoSmA digital access solution have been selected as finalists for a 2022 PACE Award by Automotive News, which annually recognizes the top innovation and technology advancements from automotive suppliers. Judged by an independent panel of automotive experts, PACE is recognized globally as the industry benchmark for innovation.

“It is an honor to have two of our groundbreaking technologies selected as finalists for a PACE Award,” said Robert Lee, president and CEO, Continental North America. “The future of mobility relies on innovative, technical solutions to help enhance the driving experience and our outstanding team continues to rise to that challenge.”

Two innovations from Continental are selected as finalists for a PACE award: the MK C2 one box brake system, and the digital access solution CoSmA based on ultra-wideband technology.

MK C2 brake system contributes to the overall performance of a vehicle by making it more efficient, safer and scalable. Additionally, MK C2 paves the way to Future Brake Systems (FBS) and shapes the Evolution of Brake Controls to Motion Systems. It is Continental’s second-generation brake-by-wire system and will enter series production in 2022.

The system integrates the master cylinder (MC), brake booster and control systems (ABS and ESC) into a single compact and lightweight module. In terms of benefits to the driver, the system offers significantly quicker buildup of autonomous braking pressure than conventional hydraulic systems, resulting in swift response when braking.

“A new future of braking systems is enabled with MK C2. It offers many advantages over existing options, especially as vehicles evolve with electrification and automation trends,” said Lutz Kuehnke, head of Safety and Motion, North America. “MK C2 specifically supports Automated Driving according to SAE Level 3 or higher. It offers added functionalities at a more attractive price level, has advantages for packaging on the vehicle and will enable a broader deployment of One-Box brake control solutions in the market.”

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