Source: ZF announcement

CLEVELAND — ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division — launching Jan. 2022 — is focused on delivering intelligent, and function-led technologies and systems required for future autonomous, connected and electric commercial vehicles. ZF displayed these comprehensive safety and intelligence systems, including its onGuardMax system, during this week’s TMC Fall 2021.

“ZF is helping revolutionize the commercial vehicle market by bringing cleaner, smarter, safer and more efficient technologies to this important transportation sector,” said Julien Plenchette, vice president, Americas, Commercial Vehicle Division, ZF Group. “Safety is critically important for our customers and everyone who shares the road with trucks. ZF is focused on delivering products and systems that can aid in creating a safety perimeter around the vehicle to help avoid accidents.”

Technology highlights at TMC Fall included:

OnGuardMAX, the flagship safety ready for production

OnGuardMAX combines sophisticated data integration with state-of-the-art camera and radar sensors to detect, classify and react to moving and stationary vehicles and objects.

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The system is designed to warn the driver of imminent collisions and, if necessary, can autonomously bring the vehicle to a complete stop. This advanced object detection and autonomous braking capability further enables the new ZF system to help prevent or mitigate accidents involving vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Other features include lane departure warning, road departure braking, traffic sign recognition and safety distance support. When paired with next-generation braking systems, OnGuardMAX can enable adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go.

OnGuardMAX will go into series production with a North American customer in 2022.

OnSideALERT™ passive lane change assist

A radar-based, blind-spot detection system that supports drivers

merging into adjacent lanes by checking them for clearance and for the first time is applicable to both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. The advanced driver assistance system enables coverage of the entire side of a standard Class 8 truck and 53-foot trailer and is designed to effectively address side collisions and helps to prevent or mitigate truck crashes by alerting drivers of moving vehicles in the blind spot at speeds of 15 mph and above.

TailGUARD™ increases vehicle safety during reversing

A reversing collision avoidance system with automatic braking, TailGUARD is designed to detect small, large, static and moving objects in the blind spot behind the vehicle, automatically stopping the vehicle at a safe distance and helping to prevent collisions.

Activated when reversing, sensors monitor approximately six feet behind the vehicle and trigger vehicle brakes automatically if the brake is not applied at two feet from the object.

The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.