Your safety is our top priority. From the outset, the test engineers at the Contidrom have defined standards that are applied in Continental’s tyre testing activities around the world. Want to see for yourself where progress in tyre development is being driven to this day? Take a virtual tour and discover the many precision testing options available at Continental’s benchmark tyre testing facility just outside Hanover.
All Continental innovations must pass an intense testing regime before going into production. Each new tyre has to complete hundreds of test miles at our main testing site, the Contidrom in Hanover, Germany. A total of 140,000 tyres are tested every year in different conditions. Last year, our test drivers covered a mileage equivalent to circling the globe 500 times.
We subject our tyres to more testing than any other brand. But that isn’t enough: we want our tyres to perform well in independent tests too. And they do: tyres from Continental are regularly rated top performers in impartial tests by experts around the world.
When it comes to tyre safety, no distance is too far for our engineers. They travel all over the world to ensure that each Continental tyre – whether winter, summer, all-season, or used for sport and off-road activities – is tested by experts in a wide range of weather conditions and on all types of surface.
To deliver safe, optimised and reliable tyres, Continental employs established and new testing methods. Continental’s R&D expert Andreas Schlenke explains how testing – from virtual simulations to objective and subjective tests – is an integral part of each phase in tyre development.
Continental tyres keep winning tests all over the world. In 653 independent tests conducted since 2007, our products have received the highest rating 511 times – a remarkable 78 per cent success rate. The awards that make us particularly proud include the award for the best tyre in the past 50 years from Auto Motor und Sport magazine. And in 2019, we won the coveted Auto Express Product of the Year Award.