Continental celebrates 50 years of tyre tests with driverless vehicles

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments
 
Continental celebrates 50 years of tyre tests with driverless vehicles
One of the original engineering team poses with a vehicle similar to the original test car alongside its modern counterpart

Driverless cars? Continental had those 50 years ago…It is exactly half a century today since the tyre maker demonstrated its first electronically controlled driverless car at its Contidrom facility in Germany. In those days a car cruising the Contidrom circuit without someone behind the wheel was a novel sight, to say the least, and Continental recalls that more than 400 newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television channels reported on the events of 11 September 1968.

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