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German technology company Continental and 3M have announced a collaboration to develop infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) interfaces. The aim of this partnership is to improve overall road infrastructure technology and help increase road safety for all road users in urban and rural areas.

The partnership will assess the infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) interface between objects and technologies including pavement markings, signs and other landmarks on or near the roadway environment.

Ralph Lauxmann, Head of Systems & Technology at Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division, says: “A major focus at Continental is to ensure our vehicle technology is able to accurately, efficiently and effectively communicate with cities and road infrastructure. We are excited to partner with 3M to collaborate on improving overall road infrastructure technology to help increase safety and awareness of the environments and obstacles we drive through daily.”

Dr. Daniel Chen, Vice President and General Manager, 3M Transportation Safety Division, adds: “Infrastructure plays a critical role in the safety of all road users including vehicles with or without automated technologies, and vulnerable road users. At 3M, we are dedicated to improving transportation infrastructure and mobility so all road users can arrive at their destinations safely.”

U.S.-based 3M operates in 70 countries and has around 91,000 employees.

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