Today the entire test fleet for one of the world's biggest car-to-x communication field tests took to the roads of Germany. Under the umbrella of the simTD (Safe and Intelligent Mobility – Test Field Germany) research project, 17 partners are working on systems integration and information sharing to make road use safer, more efficient and less stressful. Communication technologies are being deployed that multiply the range which a vehicle's sensors are able to monitor many times over, so that risks can be identified and drivers alerted as soon as possible. In recent years, driving has already become much safer thanks to advanced electronic driver assistance systems based on cameras, radar and infrared sensors that monitor a vehicle's surroundings. Car-to-x communication goes one step further, allowing us to see round corners, as it were, and consequently to drive even more foresightedly. This brings us a significant step closer to making the roads even safer, explained Dr. Peter E. Rieth, Senior Vice President Systems & Technology in Continental's Chassis & Safety Division.