Continental AG’s Implementation of Driver Assistance Systems Propels it to Top of New ABI Research Vendor Matrix

New York, New York - June 29, 2011

Continental AG has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.

Autoliv Inc. and Delphi Corporation claimed the second and third spots in the company’s new evaluation of worldwide driver assistance systems vendors, with Bosch close in fourth place.

The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix.

Principal Analyst David Alexander comments, “Continental offers a wide range of ADAS features to its customers, and a flexible approach means that some clients use complete systems while others simply use components. The wide variety of systems available combined with a good number in production led to the highest overall score. Both Autoliv and Delphi scored slightly higher than Continental on innovation, but were not as advanced in implementation. Clearly, as the ADAS market grows we can expect more production announcements, and it is very possible that the rankings will change next time our comparison is done.

For this particular matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined the vendors’ system range (the number of features/types of ADAS), their industry leadership, the characteristics, variety and sources of their sensors, and the sophistication of their products’ features.

Under "implementation," ABI Research scrutinized the following criteria: market share, shipment volumes, product diversity, regional coverage, and the vendors’ organizational health.

To view a chart showing the rankings of the “top ten” firms in this Vendor Matrix, please visit “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Vendor Matrix. Registration on the ABI Research website (free) is required. Access to the rankings and profiles of all companies surveyed is available to clients of ABI Research.

This Vendor Matrix forms part of ABI Research’s Automotive Technology Research Service. For a list of all ABI Research Vendor Matrices, please visit Vendor Matrices.

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