Bosch is one of the frontrunners in pursuing the aim of reducing the frequency and severity of road traffic accidents by developing active and passive driving assistance systems. According to Bosch, driver assistance systems aim to make the vehicle capable of perceiving its surroundings, interpreting them, identifying critical situations, and assisting the driver in performing driving manoeuvres. The object is, at best, to prevent accidents completely and, at worst, to minimise the consequences of an accident for those concerned. Last month, Matthew Beecham talked to Professor Peter Knoll, president and CEO of Bosch's Counselling Service for Driver Assistance and Driver Information, about what we could expect to see in tomorrow's car.