Continental AG, once known primarily as a tire maker, takes full advantage of its new brake, chassis and tire technology in introducing a prototype that it calls the “30-meter car.” The best compact cars require about 38 meters (124 ft.) of braking distance from a speed of 62 mph. In September, when Continental dedicated its new North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, Chairman Stephan Kessel promised by December a working prototype car that could stop in 30 meters (98 ft.) at the ...

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