Continental’s new brake system for electronic stability control debuts in China
Technology company Continental supplies Chinese car manufacturer Changan with its new generation of electronic brake systems for Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the MK 120 ESC. This marks the first time that the MK 120 ESC enters series production worldwide.
Changan equips its latest Oshan X5 Plus and Uni-T models available in the Chinese market with the brake system. The latest generation of Continental’s conventional electronic brake system is highly efficient, offers cyber security features and over-the-air (OTA) functionality.
“We are developing new brake systems to meet the needs of trends like electrification, assisted and automated driving. Our MK 120 ESC guarantees high active safety performance and provides comfortable driving experience. The worldwide first market entry with our brake system at Changan is an important milestone for us,” said Dennis Fritsch, Head of Continental’s Active Safety and Controls Segment. The MK 120 ESC is produced at Continental’s Shanghai (China) plant. Further production locations in Europe, Japan and India will follow. The system is targeted toward passenger cars from manufacturers worldwide. A further start of production is planned with a European car manufacturer in the course of 2023.