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Continental Vision Zero – aiming for an accident-free future In other industry news, Continental has adopted an innovative and

The initiative is allegedly driven by the Continental Group’s leading

comprehensive approach to automotive safety under the Vision Zero

status as one of the world’s largest tyre and automotive safety systems

banner, which aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate vehicle accidents,

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injuries and fatalities.

“Vision Zero is Continental’s strategy to bring an end to traffic fatalities and injuries,” says Niel Langner, Marketing Manager for Continental Tyre South Africa. “It is a long-term global programme that combines Continental’s various automotive divisions, along with strategic

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SA Treads June 2016  
SA Treads June 2016  

SA Treads quarterly magazine for the tyre industry in South Africa

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