ZF IBC On a Roll, Winning Customers

Fresh off the launch of its vacuum-independent brake system for General Motors’ all-new fullsize pickup trucks, ZF Friedrichshafen says several more automakers will deploy its Integrated Brake Control in coming years.

By 2020, at least eight vehicle platforms with multiple customers will be using IBC, Dan Milot, vice president-customer engineering for ZF Braking Systems, tells Wards during a technology expo hosted by the German supplier here at the M1 Concourse performance track.

Because today’s high-efficiency engines do not produce enough vacuum pressure to generate adequate stopping power, automakers around the world are looking for solutions on the way to full brake by wire.

Since its 2015 acquisition of brake specialist TRW Automotive, ZF has been marketing IBC as an electro-hydraulic system that replaces the vacuum booster and associated cables, sensors, switches, electronic controllers and vacuum pumps.

Read more about the ZF IBC at Wards Auto

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