Before every new Continental innovation goes into production, it is tested intensively. Both trusted and all new test methods are used in order to guarantee suitability, efficiency and most importantly, safety.
There are no limits to our tyre testing at our test sites in the USA, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain and, last but not least, on our enormous in-house track, the Contidrom, near Hanover. This facility is also regularly used by independent experts.
Every single Continental tyre is tested by our experts in all kinds of weather conditions and on all road surfaces, using the latest advanced technologies and following industry-leading quality processes.
This way, we can promise to give you only the safest, most comfortable and reliable mobility solutions.
140,000 tyres are tested each year›› The tyres are tested over a total of 200 million kilometres
Our professional test drivers perform over 67,000 tests before a new tyre is approved
When a new innovation is approved, it would have circled the world 500 times in distance before being made available.
With Continental’s AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyser), we can take tyre testing to a new level. Through a fully automated process in the Contidrom hall, an unmanned test vehicle accelerates up to speeds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and then brakes on interchangeable, hydraulically-powered road surfaces. Tests can be conducted all year around on wet and dry road surfaces and in a separate ice lane. While the tests are conducted irrespective of weather conditions, Continental is able to offer the world’s most accurate braking testing procedure and to improve technology reproducibility by 70 per cent. With this additional technology at our testing facility you can be assured that our tyres will offer excellent braking performance regardless of the weather when you are driving.