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Continental Teves ABS Enhances Braking On the All-New 2002 Jeep(R) Liberty

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 21 Continental Teves is the
sole supplier of Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) for the recently launched, all-
new 2002 Jeep Liberty.
    Continental Teves' ABS technology is contributing to Jeep's solid safety
reputation by providing a system that enhances drivers' safety and peace of
    "We are excited to continue to be a part of the legendary Jeep tradition
by providing ABS that demonstrates our technology leadership in electronic
brake system solutions," said Kurt Lehmann, Vice President, Engineering Brake
Systems, Continental Teves North America.  "The Jeep brand has been synonymous
with safety and we are pleased to contribute our engineering expertise to help
make the Liberty a vehicle that is as safe as it is rugged."
    The Continental Teves ABS includes Electronic Brake-force Distribution
(EBD), a software application integrated into the system that helps control
the vehicle's braking forces.  EBD automatically distributes braking force
between the front and rear axles as needed to prevent the rear wheels from
over-braking.  The result is greater utilization of existing braking forces
making for more effective brake operation.
    Jeep Liberty features a unique ABS calibration for off-road situations.
When Liberty's transfer case is shifted into low-range, a separate ABS
calibration for improved stopping performance during off-road operation is
    Continental Teves will produce the ABS unit at the company's award-winning
Electronic Brake System Plant in Morganton, North Carolina.
    Continental Teves, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main Germany, is a unit of
Continental AG, Hanover, Germany.  With 2000 sales of US $2.8 billion,
Continental Teves is a world leader in the design, development and supply of
critical brake and chassis systems that contribute to driving safety and
comfort.  The company's North American headquarters is located in Auburn
Hills, Mich.