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ZF's Current Work Builds for the EV, AV Future

  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP07_09
Published July 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

The Tier-1 giant's “vision” for improving future mobility leverages its latest safety and chassis-development innovations.

As the product-development landscape for light-vehicle electrification and automated-driving technologies becomes less cluttered, it's apparent that established automotive Tier 1 mega-suppliers are intent on merging their established competencies with whatever new product lines are required in the electrified, automated future…whenever it comes.

This strategy was recently on display at a technology background event conducted in the U.S. by ZF. Long regarded for its transmission, driveline and chassis expertise, ZF showed customers and journalists various prototype systems intended to merge current-generation components to create higher-level functionality-and value.