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ZF's Tech Portfolio is Ready for Level 4 Autonomy

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  • 19AVEP09_11
Published 2019-09-01by SAE International in United States
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Well aware of the relentless hype that comes with automated driving development, ZF's autonomy boss knows cost will be crucial-and customer persuasion required.

“We are constantly asking this question: Who is the customer likely to buy an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the consumer passenger market?” This is one of the key queries that drives the thinking of Torsten Gollewski, head of autonomous mobility systems at ZF. The global Tier 1 is playing a crucial role in enabling the next generation of mobility.

A technology pragmatist, Gollewski is well aware of the hype that surrounds autonomous vehicles (AVs). There's a commonly held belief outside the industry that all vehicles will soon be automated and electric.