There are more than 1 million worldwide traffic fatalities each year, with 20,000 occurring in Europe alone. More than half of these fatalities are non-occupants of the vehicles. Added to that are numerous people impacted by the aftermath of accidents for the rest of their lives. For 14 years now, we have made it our mission and a commitment to make a significant contribution to reducing these appalling statistics. Automated driving and safety functions, with which we want to enable urgently-required new mobility concepts, are becoming an increasing part of our activities.