ZF Boosts Safety with New Technologies

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ZF continues to push the boundaries of safety technologies for commercial vehicles, introducing advanced ADAS features that help OEMs meet and exceed regulatory requirements. These innovations include highway assist systems with automatic lane change capabilities, sensor and cloud-based data for road friction estimation, and comprehensive truck-trailer communication systems.

Key Highlights:

  • Highway Assist System: Includes automatic lane change to prevent collisions.
  • Friction Adapted ADAS: Uses sensors and cloud data to estimate road conditions and improve vehicle control.
  • Truck-Trailer-Link: Provides 360° high-resolution monitoring around commercial vehicles.
ZF Boosts Safety with New Technologies

ZF’s ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) technologies employ sophisticated software and algorithms to identify potential hazards near the vehicle. These intelligent systems also monitor driver drowsiness or inattentiveness, deciding on the necessary actions, warnings, or interventions.

Full Suite of ADAS Systems:

ZF’s GSR-compliant ADAS technologies include a range of intelligent systems featuring sensors, software, and automatic braking. Cameras and radars detect obstacles, other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, even in blind spots, while also monitoring speed signs and lane markings. Tire pressure systems ensure proper inflation to minimize blow-out risks.

Highway Assist with Automatic Lane Change:

ZF’s Highway Assist Lane Change (HALC) system prevents collisions during lane changes. It uses braking and steering platforms, such as OnGuardMAX, mBSP XBS, and ReAX, alongside a cabin camera monitoring driver attentiveness. The system ensures safe lane changes by monitoring adjacent traffic and confirming driver readiness through mirror checks before signaling.

ZF Boosts Safety with New Technologies

Friction Adapted ADAS:

This system integrates sensor data and a cloud-based database to estimate road surface conditions and available traction. It exchanges information between vehicles to anticipate road conditions ahead, enhancing the performance of safety systems like Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Truck-Trailer Link:

ZF’s advanced truck-trailer link facilitates high-speed data and image transfer in real-time, enhancing functional safety. Multiple side and reverse cameras on the trailer provide drivers with comprehensive blind spot visibility, supporting advanced reversing assistance with automatic braking.

ZF‘s commitment to innovation and safety ensures that its technologies continue to evolve, setting new standards for commercial vehicle safety and efficiency.

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