ZF is a leader in the development of driver assist systems, providing intelligence, advanced safety and automated functions while expanding its business with leading global automakers and recent business awards.
“Our vehicle manufacturer customers are seeking advanced technology as well as the intelligence and functions that add value for consumers,” said Martin Fischer, Member of the ZF Board of Management. We have been successful in steadily expanding our ADAS business through camera and radar contracts that include providing the fusion of those sensor technologies.”
ZF is providing the foundation for autonomous driving through its sensor suite that includes its world-leading light vehicle forward-facing camera business featuring the S-Cam4.8, among the very first mass-produced single lens 100-degree field of view camera that is now being introduced across a range of customers. The wider field of view of the S-Cam 4.8 brings advantages, especially in sharp curves or at crossroads as significantly more vehicles are identified, and importantly vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists can be detected earlier.
ZF is introducing its next-generation radar portfolio that includes Mid-range radar and Full-Range Radar options, offering this key sensor in highly effective and affordable options and radars with enhanced sensing range and resolution. ZF’s Next Generation radar family includes options with advanced 3-d antennas as well as systems with remote radar heads that feed data into a central processor for 360- degree sensing at affordable costs.
ZF’s sensor suite also includes LiDAR options to provide a third sensor for sensing the environment in more detail offering redundancy to camera and radar. Working with our partner Ibeo we will assist in the introduction of the solid-state IbeoNEXT LiDAR beginning in 2022 and have future LiDAR generations under development that balance excellent performance at reasonable cost. ZF has longstanding expertise in combining these technologies through sensor fusion and intelligently linking the data to enable advanced safety and automated driving functions while meeting global safety regulations.
“ZF is working with global automakers to deliver the advanced functions that contribute to the safety and convenience of drivers worldwide. ZF can deliver L2+ systems such as coASSIST, the most affordable L2+ system available that has already launched in China with Dongfeng, coDRIVE where we are working with customers to bring this enhanced L2+ system to market, and now will offer a coPILOT system to new customer VinFast that offers L3 functions scalable to L4 for automated parking. All evidence that Next Generation Mobility is being realized now,” Fischer said.